Editor's picks: What we're reading on the Web this week

By Paul Wilson


There was plenty of good content on the Web this week, including lots of lists. Here are a few that we thought were especially interesting.

Everybody Says You Should Downsize. Everybody May Be Wrong. (Wall Street Journal)
"Moving to a smaller home is supposed to solve a lot of problems in retirement. But it doesn't always work out that way."

America's Top 50 charities: How well do they rate? (CS Monitor)

To Cut Health-Care Costs, Pay Doctors Less
"As Democrats and Republicans argue about how to spread the pain of health-care spending cuts, one group has been curiously excluded from the discussion: doctors. There’s good reason to change that."

God Save the British Economy (New York Times Magazine)
"For all its differences, Britain is similar enough to the United States to suggest that severely cutting government spending in America wouldn’t be enough to quickly speed up our own frustratingly slow recovery either."

Top 7 Tech Trends for Advisors in 2013 (AdvisorOne)
"From more mobile apps to deeper technology developments, advisors can expect to see the tech revolution continue in the new year."

7 Facts About Government Benefits and Who Gets Them (The Atlantic)
"Six in seven households have received some sort of government benefit, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center."

Annuities to survive the Mayan apocalypse
"The Mayan’s didn’t sell annuities, but it sure seems like they trained a lot of agents. Be aware of these apocalyptic closing tactics."

The Worst CEOs of 2012 (Bloomberg Businessweek)
"Who are the absolute worst chief executives of 2012?"

Investors Increasingly Interested in Advisors' Social Media Capabilities (Wealth Management)
"As social media importance grows, new products emerge to help advisors manage compliance issues."