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Friday Finance Links August 24, 2012


After our anniversary last past weekend; this week has been relatively quiet and uneventful.  The unfortunate exception was early Sunday morning when we had to put down our 11 year old Chow, Zoe.  She was a good dog and will be missed.

Life Insurance (album)

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

Personal Finance Blogs  

Many of us wrote posts about life insurance in connection with Jeff Rose’s life insurance movement designed to raise awareness of the need for life insurance, especially among younger families.  Here are three posts in support of this movement:

Fellow financial advisor and blogger Chuck Rylant asks Are You Worth More Dead Than Alive? 

Ryan at Cash Money Life discusses Life Insurance, Part of a Comprehensive Financial Plan.  I couldn’t agree more.

Jason at One Money Design told us  Why Life Insurance is Important for My Family? 

Money Q&A reveals that A Shocking Number Of Americans Rely Entirely On Social Security By The End Of Their Life.  A sobering piece via Business Insider.

Posts from Fellow NAPFA members

Robert Schmansky wrote A Lost Decade?  Not The Case For All Investors at forbes.com.  His point is that investors in a diversified portfolio did relatively well despite the mediocre performance of the S&P 500.

Jim Blankenship discusses The Roth 401(k) Plan.

Other articles from around the web

Josh Brown, The Reformed Broker wrote Lest Anyone Ever Forget… about the fact that four years later, nobody has been prosecuted in connection with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history.

Ian Salisbury tells us that ETFs become surprise mutual fund holdings at Marketwatch.com.

Kelly Greene offers advice on When Kids Return Home at WSJ.com.

Mark Miller tells us that Senior financial scams often all in the family at Reuters.com.

In case you missed it here is a link to my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog 4 Financial “To-Dos” for Right Now. 

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.

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