Sunday AAR (27MAY2018)

by | 27May2018 | Sunday AAR | 0 comments

After Action ReviewThe Sunday After Action Review is a collection of the best articles that we’ve read this week.

Know of a good article or blog that we should read? Please let us know in the comments.



  • How One Recalled SUV Destroyed $45 Million In Cars – I generally try to avoid Jalopnik. The writing is great, the stories are interesting, and I love cars, but they make me want to spend a lot of money… This is an interesting article about a Department of Agriculture employee PCSing back to the U.S. She had her Ford Escape on a transport and it caught fire due to an unaddressed recall. The financial and legal repercussions have been extensive although not for her directly.
  • What If This Turns Out to Be A Terrible Time to Retire? – You retire, and the market tanks. You’re selling stocks at the bottom of the market to pay expenses. Here are a few strategies to plan and to weather the inevitable market downturns during an extended retirement.
  • Excited Yet? – Commentary by one of our favorite authors Jonathan Clements on recent market performance. He’s got some good insight into short-term emotions and some interesting bright spots in the investment market.
  • The Value of an Advisor – From the White Coat Investor, this is a detailed analysis of the value or lack thereof of having an investment advisor. Most articles of this type are full of opinion. There are good arguments both pro and con. This article plays it straight.
  • Financial Planning for Single People – Another one from the White Coat Investor, but as with most of his articles applicable to the rest of us as well.
  • Borrow…If You Dare – Even with perfect knowledge of what stock prices will be one year from now, you can still go broke buying on margin. Getting too much sleep? Lever up and enjoy the ride (note, definitely not recommended).
  • Shitphone: A Love Story – Into gadgets, but also being frugal to save for retirement? You can buy an iPhone or flagship Samsung and keep it until it drops or you can go the other way and enjoy a succession of shitphones.


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