Here's our last-weekend-before-Labor-Day collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
(We're posting a day early to make way for tomorrow's end-of-the-month premium-strategies updates — i.e., for DAA and Sector Rotation.)
- Retirement planning in high school? It's never too early, experts say (The New York Times). Have you thought about opening a Roth IRA for your teenager?
- The magic of enough: Author Brian Portnoy on wealth (Reuters). A conversation with the author of our September cover article.
- 'We are all accumulating mountains of things' (The Atlantic). The ease of online shopping is driving many of us to accumulate more and more.
- How to create your own pension (Kiplinger). Our September Level 4 article makes a brief mention of "immediate" annuities. This Kiplinger piece explains more about them.
- 75 must-know statistics about long-term care: 2018 edition (Morningstar). For more on this topic, see our May 2018 article, Long-Term Care: How Would You Cover the Cost?
And from the bloggers and pundits...
- Why doesn't the stock market care about the news? (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). A lot of what's important to Fox News and CNN (et al) isn't necessarily all that important.
- Bad news (Jonathan Clements, Humble Dollar). Even when it comes to money-related news, "there’s very little financial news that everyday Americans need pay attention to," says Jonathan Clements.
- "The first totally honest stock market story" (via Jason Zweig). We highlighted this satirical piece in the Roundup about a year ago, but Jason Zwieg re-posted it on his blog this week and it's tough to pass up — especially since all of us surely need a good laugh. Enjoy!
- How to satisfy our hunger for meaningful work (Anne Bradley, The Stream). It may be difficult to discern at times, but our work does matter in the unfolding of God's plans and purposes.
- Investing lessons from Christopher Robin's friends (Robin Powell, The Evidence-Based Investor). Take to heart the "investing advice" of Winnie the Pooh: "[At times,] doing nothing leads to the very best something."
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