Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- U.S. consumer prices soar again and push CPI inflation rate to 13-year high (MarkeWatch). The Fed believes it’s temporary, tied mostly to near-term supply shortages.
- Why interest rates have to stay low for a very long time (A Wealth of Common Sense). “The bond market doesn’t seem to care about higher inflation just yet. Maybe it will in the future or maybe we’re just going to get an inflationary head fake from the weirdness of the pandemic economy.”
- Why inflation is both good and bad for your wallet (CNBC). What to expect when you’re expecting... higher prices.
- New bill would give donor-advised funds deadlines for distributing billions of dollars to charities (MarketWatch). “[C]haritable dollars ought to be doing the good they were intended for, not sitting stagnant to provide tax advantages for some and management fees for others.” – Republican senator Chuck Grassley, co-sponsor of the bill.
- A guide to moving from cash to investments (Compound Advisors). If you’re sitting on some cash and are concerned that this seems like a bad time to put it to work, this may help address your concerns.
- Two essential strategies for taking your RMDs (Kiplinger). The pros and cons of monthly vs. annual withdrawals.
- Diversification works in a crisis (but it doesn’t work miracles) (Retirement Researcher). You know about “risk tolerance,” but do you know about “risk need”?
- Financial planning for the possibility of cognitive decline/dementia (Oblivious Investor). Part of it is having the right documents in place, but there’s more to it than that.
- Life cycle (Humble Dollar). A long-time investing writer has taken his lumps from his favorite hobby, and he’s drawn some investing lessons along the way.
- This chart shows just how little people want to return to the workplace (World Economic Forum). Have you been working from home? How do you feel about getting back to the office?
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