Happy Weekend, folks! One important thing before we get to the links:
Best Investing Blogs of 2016, From The College Investor:
- A Wealth of Common Sense (Ben Carlson)
- Abnormal Returns (Tadas Viskanta)
- Crossing Wall Street (Eddy Elfenbein)
- Financial Ducks In A Row (Jim Blankenship)
- Financial Mentor (Todd Tresidder)
- Financial Samurai (Sam Dogen)
- Good Financial Cents (Jeff Rose)
- Investor Junkie (Larry Ludwig)
- Ms. Cheat Sheet (Kathryn Cicoletti)
- Nerd’s Eye View (Michael Kitces)
- Oblivious Investor (Michael Piper)
- Retire By 40 (Joe Udo)
- Sure Dividend (Ben Reynolds)
- The Big Picture (Barry Ritholtz)
- The Chicago Financial Planner (Roger Wohlner)
- The Dividend Guy Blog
- The Mad FIentist
- The Reformed Broker (Josh Brown)
- The White Coat Investor (Jim Dahle)
Some excellent reads – make sure to subscribe to them!
Links We Liked!
- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco wrote an economic letter trying to get a grasp on why wage growth has been so weak – and how to fit wage growth into the inflation picture.
- An excellent manifesto from Nelson at Financial Uproar who notes that folks who need financial help the most are often least able to pay for it. What’s the solution? (Not Reddit…)
- Ryan Avent at the Economist asks: “why do we work so hard?“. (Don’t ask someone who runs a web site, though – we’re probably all a little bit nuts.)
- The Irrelevant Investor asks if we are due for a recession.
- Bruce Schneier makes the case that companies should save less personal data – then there is far less to lose in the event of an attack.
- Free By 50 examines the true costs of used cars – and sees a bargain in a used Nissan Leaf. Read his analysis.
- Sherry at Save. Spend. Splurge. notes that many Americans think more about money than sex – and wonders about the endgame.
- Josh Brown, normally of the Reformed Broker (see above), defends the fiduciary standard requirement proposed for all financial advisors.
- Sam Ro at Yahoo! Finance discusses the gap between GAAP and adjusted non-GAAP earnings… and the large current spread.