Are you financially prepared for a medical crisis? by Karin Risi at Vanguard Blog
Noooo. Although I have good health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance, a medical crisis would still throw me off track.
Is a bubble growing in junk bonds? by Larry Swedroe at CBS MoneyWatch
Quite possible because people wanted higher yields. An improving economy would lift all boats though.
Should You Be Scared to Own Bonds? by Mike Piper at Oblivious Investor
Scared, no, but also realize the interest rate risk is unnecessary when you have other alternatives such as I Bonds and CDs giving you just as good expected returns without the interest rate risk. A little extra work is worth it.
Making Different Choices Due To Low Expected Returns at The White Coat Investor
As my "double the bond yield" initiative showed, there are plenty of opportunities to earn a higher return without increasing risk, even for a $1 million portfolio. A little extra work is worth it.
Harvesting Losses Or Harvesting Gains – Planning Around Four Long-Term Capital Gains Tax Rates by Michael Kitces at Nerd’s Eye View
If you are in high tax brackets, harvest losses. If you are in low tax brackets, harvest gains.
Roll Your IRA into a 401(k)? by Michael at Financial Ramblings
Yes, you can go the other way too.
Want the Lowest Drug Price? Make Sure to Ask by Ann Carrns at New York Times
One word: Costco. I switched my preferred pharmacy registered at my doctor’s office recently from Walgreens to Target. If I take medication regularly I would use Costco.
Learn to Earn: Teaching Children Money Management Skills — One Ice Cream Cone at a Time by Matthew Amster-Burton at MintLife
I didn’t have a bank account when I was a kid. I had a tin box.
Arizona Federal Credit Union’s Monthly Membership Fee by Ken Tumin at DepositAccounts.com
Paying a monthly fee on a bank account is just fine. My best account has a monthly fee. I’m more than happy to pay it.
Opening a Chase checking account for the bonus by Leigh at Leigh’s Financial Journey
It works. The best checking account deals are actually offered by giant monster mega-banks.