Top Links is back after I managed to escape the blizzard on Friday night here in New Jersey, and make it to Florida for a few days. Coming back to 12+ inches of snow was less than stellar, though. However, we have some great links for you to check out today.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘5 Retirement Traps to Avoid’ – Casey Mullooly – Mullooly Asset Management
- No matter where you are starting from, the road to retirement will include twists and turns. Everyone’s path to retirement is different. But in our experience, we’ve come across a few common traps that folks fall into when thinking about and planning for retirement.
‘Why It Could Be Years Until We See a Normal Housing Market’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- This headline is certainly NOT what a ton of prospective home-buyers want to hear. The combination of high prices, low rates, and low inventory make it a really unattractive time to sell your home. Ben discusses why this isn’t set to change any time soon.
‘Does Paying Down Debt Count as Saving Money?’ – Casey Mullooly – Mullooly Asset Management
- What to do first: save money or pay off debt? Both saving money, and paying down debt, are really good for you financially. But are they the same thing? And which is more important? Casey breaks it all down in this week’s blog post!
‘Why Investing Like Your Neighbors Isn’t as Dumb as it Seems’ – Nick Maggiulli – Of Dollars and Data
- We’ve all heard the negative connotations of “keeping up with the joneses” and why it’s bad to ‘follow the crowd’, but Nick writes about why investing like your neighbors may actually NOT be that bad of an idea.