This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
How to stop being your own worst enemy in the stock market (MarketWatch). Practical ideas for taming your emotions.
This bull market might not be hated, but it still isn’t trusted (CNBC). Our love/hate relationship with the market - it’s complicated.
Is $1 million enough to retire? (Kiplinger). That seems to be the magic number many people have in mind, but have you looked at how much income that’ll translate into?
U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county (Washington Post). This isn’t country to country; it’s county to county within the U.S.
How your frugality can sabotage your retirement (MarketWatch). Are you spending too little?
And from the blogosphere…
A few big stocks don’t tell the whole market story (Bloomberg View). DeFANGing a common market narrative.
The map versus the terrain (The Irrelevant Investor). This is one of the most important concepts investors — especially new investors — need to understand.
Confirmation bias: Why you should seek out disconfirming evidence (Farnam Street). The importance of listening to opinions contrary to yours.
Bad experiences (Collaborative Fund). What shapes our views on risk.
Does your net worth even matter? (Wise Bread). The benefits of keeping tabs on this metric.
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