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Settling my father’s estate and the burdens of caregiving

Today is the first day of FinCon, which is the annual conference of money nerds. This year, we’ll be in lovely Washington D.C.

Many of the bloggers that we’ve had the pleasure of highlighting each weekday will also be there. If you are attending, make sure to say hi!

Here are today’s best:

I Inherited Money And Now I Can’t Blog About Financial Independence Anymore [The Military Guide] — This isn’t a post about financial independence, it’s about the stress of caregiving and settling an estate. “I’m finally ready to write about distributing my father’s estate. We don’t talk enough about financial literacy in polite society gatherings– let alone aging and estate planning– yet almost everyone in the room is dealing with the caregiver burdens and the concerns of losing a loved one.” I can’t imagine how difficult it was to write but you must read it.

The Safe Withdrawal Rate Series – A Guide for First-Time Readers [Early Retirement Now] — Karsten, AKA Big Ern, has a very comprehensive series of articles discussing safe withdrawal rates. It is quite intimidating to jump into but he has recently published a guide to this multi-part series (by multi-part I mean it’s in the 30s right now) that should make it easier to digest!

You’re Average, So Am I [Waffles on Wednesday] — “Average is an interesting term. The truest definition is ‘a level (as of intelligence) typical of a group, class, or series.’ That’s it, it means typical. But oddly that term has come to imply bad, or not good enough. Why would you just want to be Average?? Average is awful.” Or is it? The article gives you a peek at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s Meeting and the Oracle of Omaha’s best investing advice and just how average it is.

The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code [Bloomberg] — “Bill Benter did the impossible: He wrote an algorithm that couldn’t lose at the track. Close to a billion dollars later, he tells his story for the first time.” I challenge you to not click on that link and get sucked into this fascinating story!

Did you know there’s a grammatically correct order to how you list adjectives? “Brick red big house” sounds super weird because the adjectives are out of order.

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