Every year personal finance bloggers can compete for Plutus Awards. The organizers announced the categories for this year. I’m thinking of entering for Best-Kept Secret Personal Finance Blog. What do you think?
Among the articles I read this week, I found these interesting:
Variable Annuity with a 5.5% Guaranteed Growth Rate? by Mike Piper at Oblivious Investor
That would be nice but it matters what is guaranteed to grow.
Why do so many investors ignore the evidence? by Larry Swedroe at CBS MoneyWatch
Maybe they didn’t know the evidence to begin with?
Avoiding Taxes As A Retiree Isn’t So Easy by Rick Ferri at RickFerri.com
Maybe not so easy to completely avoid taxes but it would be easy to pay low taxes. It’ll be part of my "Asset Rich Income Poor" strategy.
Is a $100,000 a Year Retirement Doable? by Roger Wohlner at The Chicago Financial Planner
An Involuntary Work of Fiction by Scott Burns at AssetBuilder
That’s the projected improvement in Medicare trust fund. I agree. Just fiction.
Up next: Reissue of a 30-year TIPS on June 20, 2013 by David Enna at TIPS Watch
Interest rates finally went up. 30-year TIPS is still too long for me though.
Are TIPS A Good Buy? by Mike at Long-Term Returns
I think they are a better buy, but not a good buy yet.
Free VIN Check Trick, Free Vehicle History Report by Jonathan Ping at My Money Blog
Nice trick to check a car or truck’s history for free.
Why Does Everyone Hate Jury Duty So Much? by Harry Campbell at Your Personal Finance Pro
I haven’t served jury duty yet. I’m curious what it’s like.
PNC Bank Announces It Will End Free Checking Accounts by Ken Tumin at DepostAccounts.com
$500 minimum balance to waive the fee. No big deal.