Vanguard has a great synopsis of bond investing principles here.
Morningstar has a great article on the benefits of tax diversification in retirement accounts here. The main idea is that with flexibility to draw from IRAs, taxable accounts, and Roths, you can have more control over your tax liability and increase terminal wealth.
The Washington Post has an interesting article about a family that is retired at age 30 here. Many are achieving financial independence at a young age by following a philosphy of voluntary simplicity and efficiency, often with environmental motivations.
Passive investors have some new ammo with the YEAR-END 2012 SPIVA Scorecard. This keeps track of the percentage of U.S. Mutual Funds that are outperformed by their respective benchmarks. Out of all the U.S. Equity funds, 66.08% were beaten by the index.
Morningstar has a great article summarizing a study by the AARP Public Policy Institute with research based on the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances.
One of our core beliefs is that market timing is mostly counterproductive. Although some market timing is based on strategy, fear and greed rule the hearts and minds of most investors. Because of this, investors, even professional ones, can under-perform the actual funds they are invested in.* This is called the Behavior Gap.
Adam Baker has a good video on what freedom means in your financial life.
Great video for basic math concepts relating to investing!
Our own William C. Prewitt, M.S. CFP® talks to Eric Egan at News 4 about the fiscal cliff here.