Spring gives way to summer this weekend! Grab a cold beverage, find a shady spot, and enjoy our latest collection of interesting articles on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
- Predicting inflation is hard (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). Among economic variables, inflation may be the most difficult to forecast or understand.
- Getting the goalpost to stop moving (Morgan Housel, Collaborative Fund Blog). Happiness has its roots in expectations.
- Good not great (Mike Zaccardi, Humble Dollar). We've posted lately on attractive yields offered by U.S. Government I-bonds. This writer says, "Yes, but..."
- The sleeping giants (Michael Batnick, The Irrelevant Investor). The stock market has been like a relay race, with the baton being handed from one sector to another.
- Vanguard money market funds: What you need to know (Kiplinger). An overview of the firm's six MMFs — three taxable, three non-taxable.
- Required IRA, 401(k) withdrawals would start at age 75 under congressional proposal. Here’s who would benefit (CNBC). The RMD age was moved from 70½ to 72 just a couple of years ago. Now, there's a proposal to push it back even more.
- 3 Social Security do-over options (InvestmentNews). You have three options for changing a Social Security claiming decision after the fact. But only if you follow the rules precisely.
- Helping Mom and Dad (Howard Rohleder, Humble Dollar). If your parents are still alive and are living independently, now is the time to start helping them plan for their declining years.
- College planning: 5 steps for filling out FAFSA (Casey Mullooly). The deadline for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is June 30, 2021.
- What makes a faithful steward? (Jill Foley Turner, National Christian Foundation via MoneyWise). One day the Master will return. Will you hear him say, "Well done"?
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