Weekly roundup of worth-your-time personal finance articles from around the web.
A one-page financial plan? Yup, that really is enough (The Evidence-Based Investor). If you don’t have a financial plan, this article (and the book it’s based on) will help you get started quickly and easily.
Six rules for avoiding market panic attacks (A Teachable Moment). There are a lot of scary headlines about the market being overvalued. Here’s how to prepare for what could be a tough investing environment in 2022.
The kids surveillance complex locks parents in a trap (Wired). This one isn’t directly about money, but it does have implications for fostering independence and responsibility in our kids. It’s a challenge all parents face—how much freedom to give our kids and when.
LastPass is making a big bet that it can finally change your bad password habits (Protocol). This isn’t to say that LastPass is the only password manager we should consider, but rather a reminder (to you and me!) that if we aren’t using a password manager, we really should be. This article reviews several.
I have a few questions (Collaborative Fund). Good questions to consider as you think about the year ahead.
Has materialism distracted your heart? (The Gospel Coalition). A reminder to put first things first, especially at this time of year.
Will you have to pay back your child tax credit payments? (Kiplinger). Uncle Sam acted like Santa in 2021, but the Grinch might come calling in 2022.
Why you may not need to spend your entire FSA this year (Clark Howard). Lots of companies are clamoring for your unused FSA dollars, but you probably don’t have to spend them all before this year is over.
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