Wealth Planning, Life Planning, and Economics

Nov 01

This week’s post is another curated list of articles that I have been reading over the past few months that have not appeared in my weekly “What I am Reading” section.  I had a two-part series of these curated articles a few months ago here and here.  This batch of articles focuses on Wealth Planning, Life Planning, and Economics which do focus on a few of the current election topics.

I hope that you find a few articles on the groups below that spark your interest.

Wealth Planning

  • 10 Money Revelations in My 30s (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • Are Investors More or Less Willing to Take on Risk After a Big Money Loss? (WSJ)
  • Can We Fix Social Security? (Barron’s)
  • Corporate 529 College Plans Are an Easy Benefit to Implement (WSJ)
  • How Financial Advisers Can Help Close the Behavior Gap (CFA)
  • The IRS Extends Deadline for 401(k) Rollovers (WSJ)
  • What’s the Best Corporate Structure to Protect Small Business Owners? (Money)
  • Investment Management vs. Financial Advice (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • The Art Is Not in Making Money, But in Keeping It (A Teachable Moment)

Life Planning

  • How to Get More Pleasure Out of Retirement Spending (WSJ)
  • Big Goals Can Backfire. Olympians Show Us What to Focus on Instead (NY Mag)
  • Trading Big Mistakes for Little Mistakes (A Wealth of Common Sense)
  • What Should You Choose: Time or Money? (NY Times)
  • Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour (WSJ)
  • The Top U.S. Colleges (WSJ)
  • How to Pay for College With Less Stress (NYT)
  • An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000 (NYT)
  • Sorry, Offering To Work For Free Is A Really Bad Strategy (But Not For The Reasons You Think) (Thought Catalog)


  • How Shrinking Occupations Could Explain Rising Economic Anxiety (WSJ)
  • One big reason for stagnant wages and rising inequality (CBS)
  • Please don’t tell anyone, but tax cheating is about to rise in the U.S. (Washington Post)
  • Why thousands of millionaires don’t pay federal income taxes (Washington Post)
  • Health-Care Costs Ate Your Pay Raises (Bloomberg)
  • There’s a devastatingly simple explanation for America’s economic mess (Washington Post)
  • Will a Robot Take Your Job? How to Tackle ‘Fear and Anxiety’ in Today’s Economy (WSJ)
  • America’s Dazzling Tech Boom Has a Downside: Not Enough Jobs (WSJ)
  • Donald Trump’s Economic Plan, Up Close, Doesn’t Add Up (WSJ)