At Betterment, we’re constantly sharing content around the office. This list of weekend reading is a “best of” from what we came across. If you found an article insightful, helpful, or interesting during the week, let us know on Twitter or Facebook. You may find your name on the Betterment blog.
From around the web:
About 10,000 Americans will turn 65 every day for the next 17 years. Not only is that an amazing statistic, but also means you may have a retiree to buy for this holiday. This compilation of books about maximizing retirement assets and other hot retirement topics could be an idea generator for the bookworm on your shopping list.
Year-End Financial To-Do List (Kiplinger)
There are lots of ways to give your finances an end-of-year boost. This list explains how to take advantage of tax breaks and other opportunities, which can help you increase savings by 2014.
50 Unfortunate Truths About Investing (Business Insider)
Don’t worry — this piece isn’t as depressing as it sounds. In fact, it reiterates a lot of the principles passive investors out there probably already know, or at least aren’t surprised to read about.
We’re always on the lookout for news about algorithms disrupting traditional industries. A new organization has teamed up with The Guardian to create a newspaper specific to the microcosmic community of a London coffee shop. Say goodbye to skipping over articles about mayoral races and high school football games in other cities.
Don’t miss these on the Betterment blog:
You know that investing fees diminish your returns — but what if you could get some of that money back?
Value investment expert Bruce Greenwald says individuals are best served by funds and portfolios rather than individual stocks.
While you’re planning for the upcoming week, don’t forget to pencil in Jon Stein’s “Ask An Expert” with Lifehacker at 3 PM EST, Monday, December 9. Have a great weekend and happy reading!
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The Senate Is Planning a Tax Hike on Retail Investors. It Should Be Removed.
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