And just like that, we’re into the last week of August with Labor Day Weekend coming up! The NFL preseason is over, and right on schedule the Mets implosion seems to be complete. Bring on the pumpkin spice football weekends!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- S&P 500 company pension funds have lowered their expected returns 10 years in a row. In this week’s podcast episode, we breakdown what’s contributing to the lowering of expected returns. And we explain why lower expected returns aren’t necessarily a bad thing for pensioners.
- Responding to a Business Insider article declaring the death of the starter home, Ben digs into the matter for himself. His conclusions are little more mixed, but find out what he thinks of the state of the starter home in his latest post.
- For certain costs that Medicare doesn’t cover, individuals can get extra coverage from Medigap. This article outlines what you need to know about this additional coverage before getting a plan.
- Even if you’re not a student, Adam has assembled a helpful personal finance “back to school” reading list. He shares a handful of books that everyone should read to help keep their personal finances in order.