Here's the Roundup for this midsummer's day. Enjoy (and be sure to stay hydrated)!
- Why stocks are hitting records as economic fears rise: 'There is no alternative' (New York Times). Bad news is cheered. Good news makes investors nervous.
- All of the important Dow milestones in one chart (MarketWatch). We still haven't reached "Dow 36,000," but we're getting closer.
- 'A tax on future generations': U.S. debt on path to exceed World War II levels (Yahoo! Finance). Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned this week that the U.S. federal budget "is on an unsustainable path." Every Fed Chair over the past several decades has said the same. But, not surprisingly, no one ever takes action.
- Should you accept an early retirement offer? (Investopedia). Here are pros and cons.
- How e-commerce sites manipulate you into buying things you may not want (New York Times). Forewarned is forearmed.
And from the blogosphere...
- The price of admission (Nick Maggiulli, Of Dollars and Data). Being ultra-conservative with your investment dollars is rarely a winning strategy.
- Ignore the financial media (Bob French, Retirement Researcher). Many financial TV shows, websites, and magazines are reinforcing the very things that don’t work.
- The thing that's probably blowing a hole in your budget (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). Hint: It has five wheels — four that touch the ground and one for steering.
- 10 ways to help your child be less materialistic (Brenda Rogers, Crosswalk). Among the recommendations: Require your child to write thank-you notes.
- An $8.2 million judgment, over $8.2 million in royalties given away, and God's sovereign grace in your life and mine (Randy Alcorn). Do yourself a favor: Read this testimony.
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