Daily Reads 5/07/2019
Hi, everyone. This Tuesday we’re tracking the developing situation with China over trade tariffs. See how the cost of your child’s sports could be harming your finances. Learn the 5 hard-earned lessons of retiring early. Find out how James Holzhauer turned ‘Jeopardy’ into his own A.T.M. And Vanguard founder Jack Boble reveals tips for successful investing.
Trump on Sunday threatened to raise tariffs on $200 billion in goods, and possibly add tariffs to another $325 billion in goods, that had not been subject to them previously. According to Citigroup, 40% of consumer goods imported into the U.S. from China have not been affected yet by tariffs.
Parents are spending more than ever on their children’s sports with the hopes that they will make it to the big leagues.And dads are often the ones likely to shell out the most cash on their children’s activities, according to a new survey from TD Ameritrade.
Learning what mistakes early retirees made on their path to retirement can help the rest of us avoid those same pitfalls, so we asked people who’ve done it what regrets they have about their path to financial independence.
James Holzhauer has dominated “Jeopardy!” like no one else since the current version of the television game show had its premiere in 1984. He won again on the episode that aired Wednesday, pushing his total earnings above $1.1 million, second on the all-time list behind the legendary Ken Jennings.
Successful investing doesn’t require sophistication and complexity; all that’s necessary is a healthy dose of common sense. Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to hear this truism from Wall Street’s financial-service firms, at least publicly. Instead, you’ll hear how complicated…