Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- 5 tips for advisors to consider before the stretch IRA dies out (CNBC). It isn’t dead yet, but the stretch IRA’s days may be numbered.
- SEC tells brokers to work for you, but don’t skip the fine print (NY Times). Some are calling it a watered-down version of the fiduciary rule the Labor Department tried to get approved last year.
- Higher health insurance deductibles a sickening trend for Americans (CBS Money Watch). Those who can afford to pair a high deductible plan with a health savings account are benefiting, but some of those who can’t are skipping needed care.
- Don’t let cognitive decline derail your finances (Morningstar). Some helpful words of warning.
- Are McMansions making people any happier? (The Atlantic). How the quest for more often leads to so much less.
And from the blogosphere…
- Being wrong when you get it right (Of Dollars and Data). “This is what makes investing so tough. You can be rewarded in the short run for things that don’t matter in the long run, and you can be punished in the short run for things that do matter in the long run.”
- 90% of new retirees are facing this common (and expensive) problem (Motley Fool). Many retirees are caught off guard by how quickly medical problems arise, and how expensive they can be.
- Is traditional ‘full-stop’ retirement going extinct? (BPS and Pieces). The benefits of easing into retirement.
- Charitable giving took a hit due to tax reform (Next Avenue). On the positive side, the use of qualified charitable distributions is growing.
- Stay in the game (Albert Bridge Capital). Wow. This one has nothing to do with money. Read it anyway. You’ll be so glad you did.
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