Time to put all of the Halloween stuff away and get out the Christmas tree, right? Too early? Anyway, we’re into the last two months of the year and hoping the stock market can shake off the last couple months of losses and finish strong!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- Looking at the “Misery Index”, Ben writes about the seemingly odd disconnect between a handful of economic data points and how people are generally feeling about the economy overall.
- In personal finance, we talk a lot about buckets. However, Tony takes a different approach to the meaning “bucket list” in this post. He outlines things you should add to your “un-bucket” list to make your retirement as great as it can be!
- An 8% mortgage sounds more manageable if you’re offered the ability to refinance in the future for free, right? However, it’s not always as straight forward as it may seem. This article breaks down how these types of offers typically work.
- The FAFSA form has changed a little bit over the years, and a new change could make it easier for families to secure aid. This article illustrates how 401(k) contributions are now factored into the financial aid equation.