Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings (US News). Among other changes, part-time workers may be able to utilize workplace retirement plans while older savers may be able to continue contributing to an IRA longer and delay the start of RMDs. The bill now moves to the Senate where quick passage is expected.
- 4 things you should do if you plan to work into your 70s (MarketWatch). You may want to work longer, but are you prepared?
- To prepare your heirs for future wealth, don’t hide the truth (Kiplinger). There’s more upside than downside to having some open conversations.
- Is filing and suspending my Social Security benefits a good idea? (Forbes). Insights into the important and complex process of deciding on the best way to file for benefits.
- Depression risk could derail your retirement portfolio (Reuters). A seldom-discussed threat to your future financial security.
And from the blogosphere…
- Work out what’s important (The Evidence Based Investor). Are you making financial decisions based on what’s truly most important to you?
- What I learned from doing a financial plan (The Irrelevant Investor). There are a lot of good insights to be gleaned from the process. Do you have a plan? Are you making use of MoneyGuidePro®?
- The use and misuse of the CAPE ratio (Advisor Perspectives). It’s helpful to know what insights the CAPE can — and can’t — give investors.
- Adult kids’ expenses: which should parents pay for? (Next Avenue). Helping adult kids doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing decision. Here are some options.
- Check your beneficiaries (Robert Silvernail). How long has it been since you’ve checked your beneficiary designations?
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