4 potential killers lurk as bull market hits 5 (USA TODAY). Birthdays, even for bull markets, are a good time for reflection.
Wall Street reaction to shocks often short-lived (USA TODAY). Good case in point this week with the situation in Ukraine.
Consumers allowed to keep health plans for two more years (NY Times). Tight political races loosen the deadline for policy compliance.
For many, retirement may be closer than it appears (Chicago Tribune). Why planning to work longer may not be the solution to insufficient retirement savings.
Benefits of giving back during retirement (Bankrate.com). More evidence that it truly is more blessed to give than to receive.
And from the blogosphere…
The best investment strategy? Getting out of our own way (The Sketch Guy – A NY Times blog). Why investors without a plan often mess up.
In the end, the devil usually wins (Finanz and Wirtschaft). Interview with Oaktree Capital Chairman Howard Marks that’s well worth reading. (Hat tip to Ritholtz.com)
5 state-level ideas to keep college grads out of crushing debt (Main Street). Pay it Forward, the $10,000 degree, and other ideas being bandied about.
6 secrets you can learn from the happiest people on earth (The Week). Lots of financial implications here.
Would you give your jacket to a freezing child? (Lifehack). Very powerful 2-minute video. You’ll be moved, and challenged.
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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.