We had our first NFL Sunday yesterday, and it just felt right! Even though the Jets lost, there were some encouraging things from a very, very young team that will be going through ups and downs all season. September really is one of the best months of the year!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Can Expense Ratios Go Any Lower?’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- Expense ratios for mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been cut in half over the last twenty years. In this week’s podcast episode, the guys explain what expense ratios are and why it’s so important for investors to pay attention to them.
‘Why Financial Manias Persist’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- It’s everyone’s favorite market buzzword: bubble. As Ben illustrates, we’re on year 12 of bubble predictions from market pundits and analysts. However, actual bubbles aren’t very rare. Ben writes about bubbles and other manias in this post.
‘Starting Your Holiday Shopping Early May Help You Save and Avoid Headaches’ – Michelle Fox – CNBC
- It’s not fully autumn yet, but the holidays are starting to creep into view. This article takes a look at how starting shopping early for the holidays can help alleviate potential financial headaches along the way.
‘Beginning Benefits’ – Richard Quinn – Humble Dollar
- When is the best time to start collecting Social Security? It’s one of the more popular questions from those approaching retirement. This post briefly touches on some of the main things to consider when answering that question.