This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web.
Who routinely trounces the market (NY Times). This is why we believe in "fund infidelity," only staying with funds as long as they're winning.
SEC ends $1 a share for some money funds (USA TODAY). So far, this only impacts institutional money market funds. So far.
Greenspan says bubbles can't be stopped without 'crunch' (MarketWatch). The former Fed Chairman on stock market bubbles and human nature.
IRA contributions: the perils of procrastination (Reuters). When you make your contributions matters more than you may realize.
How brands make the man, and the woman---literally (PBS). How large a role do brands play in your life? Are you sure?
And from the blogosphere...
Three portfolio risks you may be overestimating (Morningstar). The danger of inadvertently taking on more risk in some areas of your portfolio while trying to lower risk in others.
Your mind, your investment returns (Barry Ritholtz - Bloomberg View). When facts collide with beliefs, unfortunately, beliefs usually win.
The bulls just got the inflation news they were hoping for (Business Insider). You may be paying a lot at the pump and the grocery store, but from an investor's perspective, the inflation numbers that matter most look good.
What you think about inflation is wrong (Bloomberg View). Don't worry; the government's view of inflation does take energy and food costs into account when making Social Security cost-of-living adjustments.
An eye to the past can help guide the future (Sketch Guy - a NY Times blog). Knowledge and the circle of wisdom.
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