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Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘The First Investment I Ever Made’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- Ben uses this post to talk about potentially the most boring first investment ever. His first investment was a short-term CD from a bank, and he talks about how CD rates have fluctuated over the decades.
‘When a Bank Fails, There’s Always a Villain’ – Jason Zweig – The Wall Street Journal
- The terms “big bank” and “small bank” elicit different feelings from people. However, the assumption that big banks are bad and small banks are good isn’t always true. Jason writes about bank failures and who is often times the “villain” in the situation.
‘Real Luxury Goods Don’t Have Brand Names’ – Christine Benz – Morningstar
- What is your definition of “luxury”? Christine writes about how luxuries and how we think about them have changed over the years. Less in the way of expensive handbags, and more in the way of peace of mind.
‘Investing Isn’t Free. But Here’s Why 20% of Investors Think It Is’ – Greg Iacurci – CNBC
- In the world of finance, hardly anything is truly “free”. This article takes a look at why some investors think investing may be free, and what expenses they’re paying without even realizing it.