Wednesday Reading List

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Watch Out For This Tax

Our team’s latest looks at the potential for a stealth capital gains tax when selling your home.

See also Should You Sell Your Home?

War: What is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing

Liz Ann Sonders shares her latest thoughts on market sentiment, market volatility, recession odds, how the Fed will react and what investors should do about this all in this excellent post.

Index Providers React to Russian Market Turmoil

Index providers and asset managers are writing off Russia. While likely the right move, it’s another example of ESG investing and active management in index products.

See also 2 Tesla Investment Lessons

Now You Get It

“Every job looks easy when you’re not the one doing it.” – Jeff Immelt

When Will Be a Good Time to Buy a House?

There won’t be a perfect moment anytime soon—but that shouldn’t stop you if you’re ready.

How to Protect Your Estate: A Pandemic-Inspired Checklist

The pandemic has proved that preparation is critical, so if you’re ready to get your estate in order, here’s where to start.

Why establishing residency for in-state college tuition is so challenging

As college costs soar, more students and families are considering their in-state public school. Not a resident? Trying to relocate in order to qualify for lower tuition isn’t easy.

How Vladimir Putin Miscalculated the Economic Cost of Invading Ukraine

The Russian leader apparently failed to anticipate the unprecedented targeting of the Central Bank of Russia, a step that has battered the ruble and shaken the country’s financial system.

Striking new evidence points to seafood market in Wuhan as pandemic origin point

Two studies, neither of which provides a smoking gun, shed light on COVID-19’s origins.

It seems like a lot of you are cheating at Wordle: Study

The jig is up — we know you’re cheating on your daily Wordle.

Book Recommendation

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

National Book Award winner Masha Gessen’s biography of a ruthless man’s ascent to near-absolute power.