Today is the first day of Fall 2021, and it is also World CML Day. For those who don’t know, CML stands for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. My younger brother Casey was diagnosed with CML back in 2018, so our family has certainly learned a lot about it over the last few years.
If you would like to learn more about CML, or donate to a great cause, click this link here to visit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Can Young People Still Count on Social Security?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- Social Security is an extremely important program for a LOT of Americans, but for some reason plenty of folks continue to doubt the system. Ben looks at whether or not young people can still count on Social Security when it’s their time to collect.
‘Why Buying the Dip is a Terrible Investment Strategy’ – Nick Maggiulli – Of Dollars and Data
- Nick hasn’t been shy about his feelings with “buying the dip” as an investment strategy, but in his latest post he puts the final nail in the proverbial coffin. Not only does it underperform dollar cost averaging, but he shares why it’s a terrible strategy overall.
‘Social Security Has Changed Throughout History’ – Casey Mullooly – Mullooly Asset Management
- Planning for social security is an important part of building a financial plan. But shifting demographics and the pandemic have strained the Social Security system. In this week’s blog post we look back through history to figure out what we can expect.
‘The Consequences of a Market Correction’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- Markets are hard. They go up and down for seemingly no reason at all. Ben writes about why he isn’t getting too worked up over this Evergrande story, and what market corrections actually mean for the average investor.