Read these quick articles to get the current heartbeat of the financial world

Business Insider: The Mohamed A. El-Erian interview:  How bad a slowdown need for a real wake-up call?

MarketWatch: Opinion: Here’s a sure way for you to sell high and buy low

LA Times: A guide to drawing down your savings in retirement

CNS News: Social Security Administration Beneficiaries Top 60,000,000

Squawk on the Street: Former Dallas Fed – We injected the economy with cocaine and heroin

Money: Why Long-Term Care Insurance is becoming a tougher call