Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Fed’s James Bullard says after a short-term “unparalleled" shock, economy will boom again (CNBC). The St. Louis Fed president has emerged as one of the most articulate and realistic yet optimistic financial voices during this crisis.
- The coronavirus has Americans scrambling to set their estate plans. Here are some key things to know. (Barron’s). There’s nothing like a crisis to remind us about all that important paperwork we’ve been planning to get to someday, one day.
- Rushing to refinance your mortgage: 6 tips and what to avoid (NY Times). There was a bit of a delay after the Fed took rates to zero, but mortgage rates are finally falling.
- Retirees and pre-retirees: You’ve got this (Morningstar). The levers you can pull when your portfolio takes a hit.
- Amid coronavirus, tax day delay may bring good news for retirement savers (Fox Business). You have more time to make a 2019 contribution to your IRA.
And from the blogosphere…
- Buying during a crisis (Of Dollars and Data). For investors who make monthly contributions to a retirement account, this downturn represents quite an opportunity.
- 5 actions you can take during a bear market (Retirement Field Guide). In addition to staying the course, some steps to consider.
- How did we ever get to the roaring twenties? (A Wealth of Common Sense). An informative look back at all the calamities that led up to one of the greatest boom times ever, including a horrifying pandemic.
- Can churches survive an economic pause? (Lifeway — hat tip to Art Rainer). If we still have income, we need to continue giving and keep our churches strong.
- The heightened importance of advance care planning now (Next Avenue). More on the need to get your paperwork in order.
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