GrowtoRetire.com Weekend Reads
Here are the best collection of articles and news just for you.
Grab a cup of cappuccino and have a nice weekend.
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FIRE / Retirement
- This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State (Yahoo)
- Your retirement countdown: 5 moves to make before calling it quits (USA Today)
- 70% of Americans Dream of Traveling in Retirement: How to Afford It (Without a Ton of Cash) (The Motley Fool)
It can be surprisingly easy (particularly if you have a retiree’s flexible schedule).
Investing / Personal Finance
- Experience is Overrated (A Wealth of Common Sense)
- How You Could Benefit From One of America’s Latest Tax Breaks (UBS)
- Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? The New Tax Law Changes the Math (WSJ)
Tax-law changes will shut millions out of mortgage-interest deductions, especially if they are married couples
- California’s emigrants aren’t all moving to cheaper housing markets (Market Watch)
- What Makes $1 Billion a Year and Oils the Global Economy While Rebuilding Its Reputation? (Bloomberg)
Trafigura, the commodities trader, has been seeking redemption ever since its toxic-waste spill a dozen years ago.
- What’s in Europe’s Wallet? (Bloomberg)
The Swiss prefer to pay with cash, but walk around carrying less than Germans or Austrians
- Crypto: The Old Allure of New Money (Project Syndicate, Robert Shiller)
Practically no one, outside of computer science departments, can explain how cryptocurrencies work, and that mystery creates an aura of exclusivity, gives the new money glamour, and fills devotees with revolutionary zeal. None of this is new, and, as with past monetary innovations, a seemingly compelling story may not be enough.
- First jobs matter: Avoiding the underemployment trap (The Washington Post)
- Aristotle said there are three types of friendship, but only one we should strive for (Quartz)
It makes sense. At the end of the day, the bonds we forge with those close to us directly shape the quality of our lives. We are, and we live through, the people we spend time with.
- Summer Reading Picks for Every Taste and Topic (NY Times) 73 Books
Thrillers, romances, cookbooks, the great outdoors: We’ve got them, and more.