Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- The coming bear market will be especially painful for the boomers (Forbes). “You must have some kind of strategy for dealing with market volatility.” Of course, SMI has three: Upgrading 2.0, DAA, and 50/40/10.
- Is it ever a good idea to hold company stock in a 401(k)? (Morningstar). Lessons learned from Enron, et al.
- How to handle an inherited IRA (MarketWatch). The rules for spouses are different than the rules for other beneficiaries.
- Medicare won’t cover this key expense, and it’s eating into retirees’ wallets (CNBC). Another reason to keep up with your brushing and flossing.
- What you don’t know about your health data will make you sick (Fast Company). A lot to be concerned about with apparently little you can do about it.
And from the blogosphere…
- Why the 4% rule doesn’t work (Monevator). When viewed under a microscope, you can see some important flaws in this well known rule.
- The market won’t provide high returns just because you need them (A Wealth of Common Sense). “…doubling down on risk works in both directions.”
- We are all active managers (Above the Market). Why “active management is an absolute necessity."
- Pure downside, no silver lining (Collaborative Fund). Unfortunately, “there are things in business and investing with no offsets.”
- The 20 craziest investing facts ever (The Irrelevant Investor). For investors, lots of points worth remembering.
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