Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- What people say about the economy can set off a recession (NY Times). Beware the self-fulfilling prophecy.
- Here’s what could take a big bite out of your retirement nest egg — and how you can control it (CNBC). It isn’t just how well your investments perform at the beginning of retirement that matters, it’s how much you spend.
- This man spent decades teaching retirement planning. Here’s what he learned from planning his own (Money). A plan is much more than numbers on a spreadsheet.
- Is working longer the solution to the retirement crisis? (Forbes). The danger of counting on continued employment.
- Student debt is transforming the American family (The New Yorker). The cost of college — it’s more than dollars and cents.
And from the blogosphere…
- What to make of a stock market that has gone nowhere for a year-and-a-half (A Wealth of Common Sense). Relax. It isn’t that unusual.
- Why to consider donations now instead of year end (Advisor Perspectives). Remember what happened in the fourth quarter of 2018?
- Social Security: The ‘break-even’ debate (Squared Away). A closer look at the pros and cons of waiting for a higher benefit amount.
- Short investing beliefs (Collaborative Fund). What beliefs constitute your investment philosophy?
- Who gets your digital assets: Heirs or hackers? (Nerd Wallet). You probably have a lot of digital assets. What’s your plan for passing them along?
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