The 5 biggest estate-planning blunders (CNBC). See if you’re making any of these mistakes.
Three reasons the economy has some spring in its step (Fortune CNN). Reasons for optimism in the midst of the volatility.
Tips to managing spending in retirement (NY Times). Meeting the challenge of connecting a pool of money many people can’t fully understand to a time period they can’t quantify.
Screaming from the rooftops: when insurance won’t cover repairs (Main Street). With new restrictions being added, check your policy to make sure you know what’s covered.
Where does the money go? (Forbes). Having just tallied your tax bill for 2013, now you can have a look at what you got for your money.
And from the blogosphere…
On the road to riches and diamond rings (The Reformed Broker). Managing the pain associated with stock market gains.
Bear market excuses (Bloomberg View). The continued search for a stock market narrative.
Clements & Zweig: Greatest financial challenges (WealthTrack). Two of the best financial journalists tackle some of the most important financial questions.
Vanguard managed payout funds and safe withdrawal rate strategy (My Money Blog). A closer look at a mutual fund that acts like an annuity.
Investors trying to beat the system invariably are disappointed (The Sketch Guy – a NY Times blog). Why it’s best to look at stocks and bonds for what they really are.
We’d love to hear your responses to any of the above. To weigh in, just meet us in the comments section.
By Matt Bell
Matt Bell is Sound Mind Investing’s Associate Editor. He is the author of three personal finance books published by NavPress, leads workshops at churches and universities throughout the country, and has been quoted in USA TODAY, U.S. News & World Report, and many other media outlets.