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Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Volatile Markets are Not Unique’ – Tom Mullooly – Jersey Shore Financial Advisor
- Protesting, volatile stock markets, contentious elections, court drama, and more – this is all a new problem in 2020, right? Not quite. In Tom’s latest post, he tells the story of a book titled ‘The Path to Power’ about Lyndon B. Johnson, and how America has seen some of these scenarios before.
‘Does the Price of Oil Even Matter Anymore?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- 2020 has seen some very weird events in the market, one of which being the price of oil going negative. Ben writes about how with the energy sector continuing to shrink in the overall market, does the price of oil really even move the needle that much anymore?
‘Why You Shouldn’t Max Out Your 401(k)’ – Nick Maggiulli – Of Dollars and Data
- Traditional personal finance enthusiasts – prepare to be triggered. Nick takes on one of the more common pieces of general financial advice and argues why people SHOULDN’T max out their 401(k)’s at work.
‘4 Surprises in Retirement’ – Mullooly Asset Blog
- It’s impossible to predict the future and foresee every twist and turn retirement will throw your way. However, there are some “common” surprises retirees find. In this post, we outline four of them and discuss how to plan around them.