Some people who prepay their mortgage may be leaving money on the table. The disadvantage of Medicare Advantage plans. Richer countries are happier, unless you live in Hong Kong.
When it pays to have a mortgage in retirement – and when it doesn’t (Wall St. Journal)
A silver lining to rising interest rates is that investors can now find government bonds paying interest rates that are higher than mortgage rates from a couple of years ago. For someone who took advantage of those ultralow mortgages, the conventional wisdom of paying off the mortgage early may not be the best option.
Medicare’s private option is gaining popularity, and critics (New York Times)
Medicare Advantage plans have some nice benefits. But know they are like the Hotel California. Once you choose this option over traditional Medicare, you may not be able to go back.
Charting the relationship between wealth & happiness, by country (Visual Capitalist)
Looking past the obvious ‘wealthier countries have higher happiness scores’, there are a couple other interesting insights. For example, despite being much poorer, some Latin American countries are as happy as some european countries.
Every yes must be defended by a thousand no’sJeff Walker