Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Stock picks from space (The Atlantic). The lengths — and heights — some people will go to in search of a profitable investment.
- The money in your 401(k) and IRA accounts doesn’t belong entirely to you (MarketWatch). Don’t forget about taking care of dear old Uncle Sam in your retirement.
- 7 out of 10 adults over age 50 get this wrong about Social Security: Survey (CNBC). Do you know when you’ll be eligible for “full” benefits?
- What the critics get wrong about reverse mortgages (Advisor Perspectives). Seen in the right light, their benefits may outweigh their costs.
- Is your home adequately insured by the right company? (Kiplinger). Insurance policies don’t make for the most interesting reading, but here’s a detail you really should understand.
And from the blogosphere…
- What if you retire at a stock market peak (A Wealth of Common Sense). That won’t necessarily be a catastrophe. It depends on how you’re invested and how much you withdraw.
- To gift or inherit? Deciding when to bequeath assets (Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row). Your beneficiaries may prefer the money now, but they won’t like the tax bill.
- Living a rewarding retirement (Mutual Fund Observer). Suggestions from one who’s living a satisfying retirement.
- Reasons to live: Finding your purpose after retirement or financial independence (Can I Retire Yet?). The importance of knowing what you’re retiring to.
- It’s time to rethink retirement (Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics). Wisdom and blessing — two ideas that may provide a biblical model of retirement.
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