Baseball fans: we did it! We made it to Spring Training. Players are reporting to camp this week, and before you know it the 2023 season will be underway. The 162 game season for MLB is always a nice reminder that most things, like baseball, are a marathon – not a sprint.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
’10 Years of A Wealth of Common Sense’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- A whole decade of blogging for Ben! Congrats! In this post, he takes a walk down memory lane and revisits the time when he decided to start the blog. He talks about the market environment after the Great Financial Crisis, starting the blog, and some things he’s learned along the way.
‘Redefining the Retirement Income Goal’ – David Blanchett – CFA Institute
- The old ways of considering retirement spending seem to think things are relatively static and need to be in order to have success. However, this article talks about how retirement income goals are being redefined. Spending can, and will, change in retirement and it shouldn’t break the plan.
‘Most Couples are Financially Incompatible. Having a Money Talk Could Help’ – Sharon Epperson – CNBC
- Money is STILL a taboo subject for a lot of people. Unfortunately, not talking about money can lead to serious problems. This article talks about how so many couples get into trouble because they are financially incompatible and refuse to talk about it.
‘How to Pay 0% Capital Gains Taxes with a Six-Figure Income in 2023’ – Kate Dore – CNBC
- As your income grows, do you get more and more worried about taxes? Many people do! The IRS made a handful of tax changes because of inflation in 2023. This article talks about how you might be able to get a break on capital gains taxes this year.