This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web.
Robert Shiller's Nobel knowledge (Wall Street Journal). This year's co-winner of the Nobel Prize in economics talks about the benefits of bubbles, acknowledges that he's a market-timer, and explains how he'd keep the rich from getting too rich.
Looking for ways to keep money from dividing a family (NY Times). A good estate plan is about far more than money.
The bill for home-equity lines is coming due (MarketWatch). If you've borrowed against your house, your bill may be about to go up---by a lot.
Time for boomers to sell and move on (CNBC). Why downsizing may be the best way for many to right-size their retirement savings.
Architect with humanitarian focus wins top architecture prize (PBS). How a talented designer's disappointment with his profession motivated him to help others.
And from the blogosphere...
Retirement risks (Wade Pfau). Seeing all the risks in one place may make managing them easier.
Long-term care (The Retirement Café). Thoughts on one of the more challenging topics people face as they age - whether to buy LTCI, and if so, how to pay for it.
React to the reality, not the image of it (Bucks - a NY Times blog). When it comes to how a person is doing financially, what you see is often not what's real.
The freedom of self-forgetfulness (843 Acres). How might we use money differently if we practiced a little self-forgetfulness?
Name your blessings (Compass - Finances God's Way). A nice lesson about gratitude, along with a good challenge.
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