I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I did. I read and listened to these interesting articles and podcasts this week:
Read a book and save $1,000 a month. That’s the best deal.
Episode 497: Love, Betrayal And The Planet Money T-Shirt at NPR Planet Money
A lovely story about how two sisters in Bangladesh worked their way toward a better life.
Correcting an Excess Roth IRA Contribution by Mike Piper at Oblivious Investor
The best, of course, is not to make excess contribution in the first place.
Why rebalancing may be a very big mistake by Paul Merriman at Sound Investing
Interesting proposition for not rebalancing within equities.
Bubble, Bubble, Toil And Trouble (For The Markets) by Larry Swedroe at Seeking Alpha
Bottom line: no bubble. Carry on.
Why The Phaseout Of Itemized Deductions Should Not Discourage Charitable Giving by Michael Kitces at Nerd’s Eye View
I agree. For many, the phaseout is a non-event even though their income is high. See my post in January: Fiscal Cliff Law and Exemption and Deduction Phaseouts.
Negotiating a telecom bundle? Fight like a champ! by Anthony “Rocky” Giorgianni at Consumer Reports
This story is quite hilarious. Anthony called Verizon three times, the last time under false pretense — technically lying. He only got a price $4/month lower than the competitor’s price. Read that $1,000 Challenge book and aim higher.