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Friday Finance Links November 2, 2012


Halloween is behind us, I’ve consumed my quota of Butterfinger candy bars until next Butterfingeryear.  This is also the last weekend for listening to those annoying campaign ads, good riddance.  Lastly and most importantly, best wishes to all who were impacted by Sandy earlier this week.

Here are some articles and blog posts that I suggest for your weekend personal finance reading:  

Personal Finance Blogs 

Andrea Belzer Travillian asks What is an Index Fund and Should You be Investing in Them at Take a Smart Step.

Ornella Grosz discusses Gen Y:  How They Are Changing Banking at her Moneylicious Blog.

Kay Bell tells us about some Happy Halloween tax breaks! at Don’t Mess With Taxes.

Learn about 5 Employer Benefits You Might Be Missing Out On at MoneyNing.

J.P. answers the question Can You Trade If The Stock Market Closes? at Novel Investor. 

Posts from Fellow NAPFA members

Carolyn McClanahan wrote Navigating Medicare Multiple Choice And A Case Against Vouchers at forbes.com.

Don Martin asks Which Are Riskier – Bonds Or Stocks? at Figuide.com.

Other articles from around the web

Chris Gay asks Is Asset Management Just a Glorified Lottery? at usnews.com.

Quentin Fotrell tells us about George Lucas’ Jedi estate planning at marketwatch.com.

Glenn Ruffenach writes that Health coverage shrinks for young retirees at marketwatch.com.

In case you missed it here is my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog Nearing Retirement? 5 Must-Do Steps. 

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.  

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  1. Looks like some good posts. I too am looking forward to the ads being done. Living in Omaha, we get all the nasty ads as Iowa is considered somewhat of a swing state I guess. Only four more days…. Have a great weekend!

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Thanks John, I hope that you enjoy your weekend as well. While the ads are way past annoying, some are pretty humorous. Lately many of the Republicans have started tying their opponents to Blago, then there is the one by the Republican whose ex-wife accused him of being a deadbeat on child support who had his teenage son on an ad asking Dad’s opponent to stop lying about his family. Shaking my head.

  2. Thanks for the mention!

  3. Thank you for the mention, looks like some other great articles I need to get to reading this weekend!

  4. Suzanne says:

    Roger, nice roundup of articles. I always enjoy a discussion on index funds, being ex-VG. I like your new blog! Have a great weekend Roger.

  5. Cool! you a Butterfinger endorser? :) I really love this piece of sweet little thing.

  6. Love the new website design, Roger. Looks great.

    Have a great week.

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Thanks Russ. How about those Falcons? Could be the year.

      • They have a pattern of shaky starts and relatively strong finishes so far this season. Not the prettiest game last night, but happy for the win.

        Lot of regular season football left, but hopefully we’ll get a chance to improve our lousy playoff record

        • Roger Wohlner says:

          I think the Packers going 15-1 only to collapse in the playoffs last season is reason enough for any hot team’s fan base to be cautious in their optimism. Based on the Packers in 2010 and the Giants last year it is clearly who is hot once the post season starts, assuming you win enough games to qualify. None the less the Falcons look good so far.

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