Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web — a day early this week because we'll have Dynamic Asset Allocation and Sector Rotation strategy updates for you tomorrow.
- Last year vs. this year in the markets (A Wealth of Common Sense). What’s working this year is very different than what worked last year, except for one factor.
- The ‘inflation’ figures are grossly inflated — here’s how (Forbes). With many headlines about rising inflation, it’s helpful to consider: What exactly is inflation?
- The anti-Bitcoin asset you likely forgot about (Financial Advisor). A TIPS ETF may offer an easier way to invest with inflation in view, but don’t forget about I bonds.
- Finding meaning in work: Christian vocation means working with ‘holy intent’ (Acton Institute). Seeing our work through the lens of faith can bring a very powerful, perhaps new, perspective.
- How long does it really pay to wait to claim Social Security? Getting these benefit questions wrong could cost you (CNBC). There are a lot of moving parts to the claiming decision. At very least, make sure you understand what happens at age 70.
- Your 401(k) balances aren’t all yours (MarketWatch). If you’re using a traditional 401(k) plan, not a Roth, don’t forget about the taxes you’ll owe.
- What do you care what other people think? (Wall Street Journal). Such a simple, helpful idea. And so difficult to embrace in a world in which the comparison game has never been so popular.
- New teen investing accounts may deliver a surprise tax bill (CNBC). As it gets easier for young people to invest, make sure you understand the “kiddie tax.”
- Long working hours are leading to a rise in premature deaths, the W.H.O. says (NY Times). Many people are quite literally working themselves to death.
- Good savers are lousy retirement spenders (Leisure Freak). The habits that helped you prepare for retirement may not serve you especially well in retirement.
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