This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.

How to invest better by paying less attention (Time). In a noisy world, what you listen to matters.

American savers leaving $24 billion on the table (CBS Moneywatch). Are you getting all the free money that’s available from your workplace retirement plan?

Will you be able to work in retirement? (Bloomberg). Too many people may be counting on it.

Do you have to pay estate and inheritance tax to your state (Consumer Reports). It depends on where you live. Here’s a state-by-state guide.

Why ‘pedigree’ students get the best jobs (Financial Times). It isn’t just academic success that matters.

And from the blogosphere…

Is this the top? (A Wealth of Common Sense). A lot of people would like to know the answer to that, but maybe it’s the wrong question.

An investment lifeboat drill now can help weather future disaster (Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). The best time to prepare for a storm is when the sun is shining.

Seven lies investors tell themselves (Total Return – a Wall Street Journal blog). If you’re locked out of this article, just use the headline as a search phrase and you should find an unlocked version.

Rewriting the American dream (Squared Away). Our financial priorities are changing.

The $6 tip that made me rethink my approach (Christian PF). Small acts of generosity can have a big impact.

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