Let’s start this week’s roundup with Oblivious Investor’s Social Security Do-Over Options. The rules regarding when you can start collecting your benefit and how and when you are permitted to put it on hold have changed since last year, and this is a great primer to help you understand these rules.
At The Simple Dollar, Trent shared Some Thoughts on Dinner With My Family, an interesting read on how to keep the meals full of variety and avoiding the boredom that comes with the same few dishes week after week. Trent keeps an eye on the cost while he’s cooking, too.
Know what an RMD is? Well, it’s time you found out, and Neal Frankle at Wealth Pilgrim is the guy to show you. He explain the when, how much, and how to of this sometimes confusing process.
The financial buff discussed Behavioral Economics Explanation for Sensitivity on Service Fees. TFB offers a great recent example (Debt Card fees) as well as some older ones (Airline Baggage fees) and discusses why we feel the way we do when we’re asked to pay more.
Free Money Finance shared Smart Money’s Six Steps to Making a Successful Low-Ball House Offer. In this market, it pays to plan and have a strategy ready if you are looking to buy a house.
At Five Cent Nickel, a reminder that You Can Only Spend Each Dollar Once. While this may stand to reason, Nickel’s story of how we use some faulty mental accounting to justify overspending is an eyeopener, a unique read.
And last, Kevin at Thousandaire tells us why Joe Biden’s Net Worth is Embarrassing! I’ll give you a hint, the more famous Joe while earning a decent salary, doesn’t save, and has managed to blow through nearly all of his income over the last 50 years. Say it ain’t so, Joe. As Kevin said,” Now I know why this administration can’t balance a freaking budget!” Indeed.