Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Retirees miss out on $3.4 trillion by claiming Social Security too early, study says (CNBC). Most recipients claim benefits before age 64, and most of them would have profited more by waiting.
- Annuities in 401(k)s won’t solve the retirement crisis: Here’s why (Barron’s). Pending legislation would make it easier for workplace plans to offer annuities.
- The never-ending boom (Axios). The U.S. economy just set a record, but the celebrations are few and far between.
- Your professional decline is coming (much) sooner than you think (The Atlantic). Some thoughts on aging, career management, and fulfillment.
- Don’t let the kids wreck retirement (Kiplinger). It can be hard to say no to your kids, even after they’ve left home.
And from the blogosphere…
- Your focus should be on risk, not reward (Fortune Financial Advisors). Sometimes, the best offense is…
- The stretch IRA: The best inheritance (The White Coat Investor). It’s on the Congressional chopping block, but for now, anyone with an IRA should know how a stretch IRA works.
- How to pay for long-term care (Retirement Field Guide). Sure, insurance is an option, but there are others.
- The real cost of nominal annuities (The Retirement Café). Ways to manage inflation risk.
- Stewardship as the Christian’s cultural mandate (Acton Institute). Making the most of the gifts God has given us.
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