11/30/16 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How Much Is A Financial Advisor’s Service Really Worth? (investors)
  • Why high yield bonds don’t get hurt as badly by rising Treasury rates. (blog.abglobal)
  • Focus on your true measure of returns: real, after-tax total returns. (betterment)
  • College towns are a great place to live in retirement. (nytimes)
  •  Company Earnings Show Strength as U.S. Growth Picks Up (wsj)
  • How Google ($GOOGL) is challenging Amazon ($AMZN) AWS. (stratechery)
  • Jonathan Clements, "You should fret less about getting any particular decision precisely right, and instead worry about whether you’re tackling the right range of issues." (jonathanclements)
  • Russian stocks are breaking out. (twitter)
  • Some numbers to keep in mind as we head into 2017. (beta.morningstar)
  • The tech industry is reshaping philanthropy, one big bet at a time (recode)
  • Small cap stocks are a nightmare. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Art Lipson now targets the obscure little backwater that is closed-end funds. (bloomberg)
  • Snap ($SNAP) is successful in part because it doesn’t see itself as a Silicon Valley tech company. (nytimes)
  • AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us): "Mobilizing Your World" sounds like a threat now&#xA0 (theverge)
  • The top 100 financial advisor blogs. (blog.feedspot)
  • The Albert app wants to help you keep your finances on track. (techcrunch)
  • Personal income increased nicely in October. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The top 10 buys and sells from the ultimate stock pickers. (beta.morningstar)
  • Don’t mess around with your RMDs. (mcleanam)
  • Including longevity income annuities in a 401(k) mix can increase welfare. (papers.ssrn)
  • How much is enough? The answer isn’t easy. (nytimes)
  • Kevin Hart’s Funny Business: The most successful comedian in the world is also the most productive. Here’s how he keeps all his projects in motion.&#xA0 (fastcompany)
  • Some good advice for a novice investor. (marketwatch)
  • Credit card points are the new frequent flier miles. (wired)
  • Is your career a stock or a bond? (barrons)
  • What does it mean to erect a ‘bond tent’ in retirement? (marketwatch)
  • Why top managers should listen to activist investors. (hbr)
  • Signs you should pass on a particular financial advisor. (tonyisola)
  • Can Calpers make the move from a 7.5% to a 6.0% discount rate? (institutionalinvestor)
  • A (Frozen) Great Lake of Water Is Found Beneath the Surface of Mars (slate)
  • There’s a better way to reduce the burden of 401(k) plans for employers. (beta.morningstar)
  • Switzerland is by far the wealthiest country on earth — these 5 charts show why (businessinsider)
  • Why companies should try to avoid proxy fights. (nytimes)
  • ADP private employment increased steadily in November. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Inside the next high profile digital media startup: Axios. (vanityfair)
  • Six things you need to do before year-end. (beta.morningstar)
  • Why the Apple ($AAPL) Macintosh will not be able to avoid the fate of the rest of the PC market. (qz)
  • Mike Dariano’s favorite books of 2016 including: (thewaiterspad)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) will now allow users to download content. (theverge)
  • The best stuff you can now download on Netflix ($NFLX). (theverge)
  • Some fintech startups are being incubated out of the needs of advisory firms. (nytimes)
  • Three writing lessons. (collaborativefund)

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