Wednesday Reading List

ICYMI: Beware of Bad Online Financial Advice

Bad online financial advice can be quite damaging, especially since it is sometimes based on partial truths. Learn the biggest whoppers to avoid.

Maximize Your Wealth Before Year End

Most financial planning strategies are long-term, spanning multiple years. But some opportunities expire once the calendar year ends. In a recent webinar Heritage Financial’s Director of Financial Planning, Ed Jastrem, and Wealth Manager, Kenzie Ferris, discuss strategies that can help you maximize your wealth before 2022 draws to a close. 

Do U.S. Election Results Influence the Stock Market?

Investopedia looked at elections over the years to see what patterns could be identified, examining the effect of the president’s party and who controls both houses of Congress on the market.

‘Your loved ones will already be in a state of trauma.’ The ramifications of dying without a will

Two-thirds of U.S. adults have no will, and their dying intestate has serious implications for grieving family members and other potential heirs looking to settle the deceased’s affairs.

Moody’s: Home prices to crash 20% in Nashville—here’s the revised forecast for the nation’s 322 largest housing markets

Housing has started to roll over. Here’s what Moody’s is saying about what comes next.

COVID-19 Origins: Investigating a “Complex and Grave Situation” Inside a Wuhan Lab

An interim report, released on Thursday by the minority oversight staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), concludes that the COVID-19 pandemic was “more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident.”

Your Savings Account Rate Is Now Higher Than Millions of Mortgages

Even more reason not to pay off a low-interest rate loan. It’s a strange quirk of the current housing market that some Americans are earning a higher interest rate on savings accounts than they’re paying on their mortgage.

This is how far you need to hit your driver to be ‘average’

In some ways, it doesn’t matter how far you hit the ball, only that you know how far you hit the ball. So, in the humbling pursuit of truth, let’s look at some Arccos data to see how far you need to hit your driver to be considered average.

Book Recommendation

Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times by David Reynolds

“A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in all his historical fullness. . . . using popular culture in this way, to fill out the context surrounding Lincoln, is what makes Mr. Reynolds’s biography so different and so compelling . . . Where did the sympathy and compassion expressed in [Lincoln’s] Second Inaugural—’With malice toward none; with charity for all’—come from? This big, wonderful book provides the richest cultural context to explain that, and everything else, about Lincoln.” —Gordon Wood, Wall Street Journal