So that there's no shortgage of things to worry about, meaningless as they often are, we'll give you some advanced lead time to prep for the next problem dejour, the "Fiscal Cliff."
It seems that the fiscal cliff is the collision of a number of policy changes that are set to take place in 2013 that are destined to be the next fiscal impediment.
The attached article presents the facts rather susinctly I feel and it comes with one of the more noteworthy admonitions...ignore it when you hear it.
This all flows so wonderfully well with an insight from last weeks blog by Larry Swedroe. In discussing the predictive capabilities of our world full of "experts" Mr. Swedroe noted:
"One of my favorite sayings is that there are three types of investment forecasters: those who don’t know where the market is going; those who know they don’t know; and those who know they don’t know but get paid a lot of money to pretend they do. In other words, they are playing an entirely different game."
Read up on the Fiscal Cliff here, and be ready to ignore it when the media grabs this by the tail and starts running with it.
Sounder investment decisions help to prevent this kinds of dooms day thinking.