Wednesday Reading List

Our team’s latest shares our most popular posts from 2021 and a webinar recap. Lots of information to check out if you missed it.

Sharing The Best of 2021 by Heritage Financial

Short, but powerful piece looking at whether it’s a good time to invest at market highs. “The average returns for the S&P 500 Index one, three, and five years after a new market high are similar to the average returns for the index over any one-, three-, or five-year period.”

Why a Stock Peak Isn’t a Cliff by Dimensional Fund Advisors

Two retirement related articles this week from Retirement Researcher. The first looks at how to think about what amount of income you’ll need to replace in retirement, and the second discusses how much you’ll spend at certain ages during retirement.

How Much Income Do I Need in Retirement? by Bob French

What Is The ‘Retirement Spending Smile’? by Wade Pfau

“Nick Beauchamp, an assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, charted the complaints for the top three Yankee Candles on Amazon. He tracked when the negative reviews began and how much those complaints increased per week. His graph showed a sharp spike around December, just as the Omicron variant led to a new wave of COVID cases in the US.”

Customers are flooding Yankee Candle’s Amazon reviews with claims that the candles have no scent, but the surge in Omicron cases may be to blame by Avery Hartmans

If you read one this week, this should be it. Particularly with “culture-war issues, partisans are likely to believe a caricatured version of the opposing side’s attitudes.” How come? Yep, you guessed it. Media extremists…

Conservatives and Liberals Are Wrong About Each Other by Victoria Parker

Book Recommendation

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick