Here's our first-weekend-in-September collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship:

And from the financial blogosphere...

  • You better love this (Morgan Housel, Collaborative Fund). Few variables are more correlated to performance than commitment to a strategy during its lean years. (DAA investors, take note.)
  • Why I love mutual funds (Andy Clarke, Vanguard Blog). Traditional funds and ETFs help millions of people take advantage of the stock market's potential while reducing the risk of ruin.

  • What do I want my money to do for me? (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). The topic of "budgeting" doesn't get a lot of attention in the financial-advice arena. It should.
     
  • Financial independence (subject to change) (Jeremy Walter, Calibrate). Achieving the much-sought-after goal of "financial independence" doesn't mean you can stop being financially vigilant.
     
  • A Christian's perspective on economic downturn (Greg Forster, Crossway). "From the early church to the Industrial Revolution, God has brought revival through faithful and effective Christian responses to economic disruptions."

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