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Friday Finance Links August 10, 2012

We continue to enjoy all the great Olympic action on TV this week.  Tomorrow we are heading down to one of ourfavorite Chicago neighborhood festivals, Retro on Roscoe.

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

Personal Finance Blogs 

Peter at Bible Money Matters provides some excellent insights in Attributes of An Olympic Athlete That Can Help in Your Financial Life.

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need? – Typical Coverage Amounts offers a solid framework from which to start this critical calculation via Money Crashers.

Ornella Grosz offers 7 Key Ways to Parlay Your Money Toward Your Success on her Moneylicious Blog.

Jim Wang at Bargaineering discusses the rebate checks that some of us may be receiving under the Affordable Care Act in Health Care Insurance Rebate Checks: 80-20 Rule. 

Posts from Fellow NAPFA members 

Jim Blankenship shares his expertise on the timing of Social Security Benefits in Wealth Defense:  When Should You Start Social Security Benefits? 

Micah Porter discusses Healthcare Costs in Retirement: Medicare Part D.  The cost of healthcare during retirement will continue to be a major expense item via Forbes.com. 

Other articles from around the web

Amy Hoak reveals 7 ways to prevent theft on campus at Marketwatch.com, this really hits home for us as the parents of two college students.

JP discusses 5 Insurance Policies that Your Family Doesn’t Need on the US News My Money Blog.

Baby Boomer Poll by AARP Finds Half Don’t Expect to Retire was of particular interest to me both as a financial planner and as a Baby Boomer, via Huffington Post.

Christine Benz of Morningstar followed up her great Long-Term Care article from last week with 40 Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care.

In case you missed it here is a link to my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog Should I Care If My Mutual Fund Owns Facebook? 

Thank You

To Josh Brown for featuring one of my posts in his The Good Leads post in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.  Josh also blogs at The Reformed Broker which is a must read financial blog.

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.


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  1. Thank again for mentioning my post! As usual, I appreciate it!

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      You’re welcome Ornella. I enjoy your blog in general and I thought this post specifically was excellent.

  2. Nice selection of posts. I just Tweeted them out to my subscribers. Keep me on your radar – I am posting personal finance articles daily including this one which is a Finalist in the Personal Finance Olympics: http://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance-olympics/finals-have-you-voted/

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Thanks for your comment and for tweeting this post to your subscribers. I was not previously familiar with your site, there is a lot of great information for your readers. Good luck in the PF Olympics.

  3. Thanks for the mention and awesome list of pieces here Roger!

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Thanks for the comment Andrew. Money Crashers always has many excellent new posts, I thought this one in particular was outstanding.

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