There are things in life you can control, and things you cannot.  It’s become abundantly clear to me that people should spend their time focusing on the things they CAN control.  One of my links today talks about just that.  Many people spend more time thinking about investing, and not enough time thinking about their spending/saving habits.  The markets are out of your control, but how much money you put away each month is 100% in your control.  While the benefits of investing over time are clear, the more controllable exercise would be to focus on getting your spending and saving in line first.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:

‘A Little Can Go A Long Way’ – Michael Batnick – The Irrelevant Investor

‘People Trying To Save Prefer Accounts That Are Hard To Tap’ – Shlomo Benartzi & John Beshears – The Wall Street Journal

‘Technology ETF Squeaks Out Longest-Ever Streak Of Gains’ – Ryan Vlastelica – MarketWatch

’10 Tax Breaks For People Over 50′ – Emily Brandon – U.S. News

‘After Dismal Holiday Season, Fitbit Doesn’t See Things Getting Better In 2017’ – Lauren Gensler – Forbes

ENJOY!

Now Go Talk About It!