This is just a reminder that the much-loved Google Reader will shutting down on Monday, July 1st. That’s just two short weeks from now. Thus, if you’re still using Google Reader, time is short to find a replacement. Don’t wait ’til it’s too late!
The best alternative that I’ve found is The Old Reader. It’s been around for about a year, and it’s quite nice. The layout is based on the original Google Reader (hence the name) so, if you’re a Reader refugee, it should be quite familiar to you.
The transition process is easy. You can export your feeds using Google Takeout and then import the
subscriptions.xml file into The Old Reader. And if you end up hating The Old Reader, you can always export your feeds from there and move on.
I should also point out that you can get my articles via e-mail…
Many of you are already e-mail subscribers. To those who aren’t, you can get the full-text of everything that I write in a daily (at most) e-mail. If you’d prefer fewer messages, you can switch to weekly summaries. You can get started at this link.
And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:
- Getting Crafty With Two Fund Portfolios — If three funds is too complicated for your taste, consider simplifying and using just two.
- Four Types of Retirement — I’m not sure about you, but we’re aiming (and on track) for complete financial independence.
- Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Account — Hopefully you won’t ever need to. But if you do, this article gives you some things to consider.
- A Chink in Index Funds’ Armor? — When the market gets frothy, cap-weighted index funds buy the most bubblicious companies at the expense of (potentially) better values. But the question is: can you do better?
- Health Insurance: Know Your Terms — A nice overview of terms related to health insurance and how to make sort through the options.
- Understanding Inflation — When planning for the future, inflation is a huge (and often overlooked) consideration.
- Sequence of Returns Risk — We all know there will be ups and downs and we’re okay with that. But the timing of these swings matters. A lot.
That’s it. Hope you had a great weekend!
Oh, and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. 🙂
P.S. Credit where credit is due: I found The Old Reader quite awhile ago via a link from Philip Brewer’s personal site.