Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Retirees, stop paying attention to the markets (MarketWatch). Fascinating new study that affirms the importance of tuning out the noise.
- 4 bucket strategy misconceptions (Morningstar). A deeper dive into the strategy we wrote about in the March issue.
- Why you probably have less money invested in stocks than you should (MarketWatch). Has loss aversion made you an overly conservative investor?
- Retired seniors’ guide to downsizing (Bankrate.com). A good guide to the many considerations involved in this important decision.
- To lower your Medicare drug costs, ask your pharmacist for the cash price (NPR). Did you know that your co-pay might be higher than the cash price?
And from the blogosphere…
- Separating an innocuous correction from the start of a sinister bear market (The Fat Pitch). Why what’s happening in the economy is a better barometer of the market than what’s happening in the market.
- Retirement: It’s simple math, do the math (The Maven). The basics may be simple. For all the rest, there’s MoneyGuidePro®.
- The costliest bias of all (The Evidence-Based Investor). Optimism is a wonderful trait, but it can present challenges when it comes to investing.
- Some risks can’t be modeled (The Retirement Café). Coming to terms with the inherent shortcomings of even the most thorough retirement plans.
- 10 things you should know about money (Crossway). Insights from a new book about biblical money management.
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