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.)

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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