This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
Why your portfolio won’t be Trumped (Washington Post). Expect some turbulence on takeoff, but the ride should smooth out from there.
How to put your RMD to work (and avoid a 50% penalty) (USA TODAY). Advice for those who don’t really need the money.
Is a Roth IRA conversion allowed when a retiree is turning 70½? (Time). It is, but that doesn't mean it's the right move for you.
Five Social Security myths debunked (Fidelity). If you claim early, will you get a “bump up” once you hit Full Retirement Age?
The shocking reason why siblings squabble over inheritance and how to prevent it (Forbes). Helpful advice about getting out ahead of any problems before they occur.
And from the blogosphere…
A question for uncertain times: what do you still control? (Sketch Guy - a NY Times blog). A simple lesson that’s applicable to our investing—and our life.
The limitations of algorithms (A Wealth of Common Sense). Technology can be a wonderful thing, until we come to count on it too much.
The two financial numbers you need to know (Jonathan Clements). There are many metrics from your financial life you could keep track of. Here are the ones a longtime financial writer relies on most.
Early Social Security filers afraid to lose (Squared Away). Just one more way FOMO (fear of missing out) can lead to bad financial decisions.
Why memories of some 80-year-olds are as sharp as 20-year-olds (Next Avenue). You spend a lot of time making sure your money will last. Make sure your mind will, too.
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