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Friday Finance Links December 7, 2012


This is the 71st anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  Let’s remember those who gave their lives to defend the freedom that we enjoy as Americans.

The Northern Illinois University Huskies are heading to the Orange Bowl, becoming the first MAC Conference team to “bust the BCS.”  Regardless of what the excessively pompous and self-righteous ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit might say to the contrary, they deserve to be going, all they did this season was win 12 games.  So unlike Herbstreit let’s congratulate them and wish them well.  I know my son, an NIU sophomore, is excited to be attending the game.

Northern Illinois Huskies athletic logo

Here are some links to a number of excellent personal finance articles for your weekend reading.

Personal Finance Blogs  

Julie reveals 7 Essential Truths for a Successful Retirement at Wisebread.

Tom asks Is Your Investing Too Emotional? at Canadian Finance Blog.

Melissa shares Thank the Troops This Holiday Season By Giving Back to Them in a guest post at Free From Broke.

John tells us Why Rebalancing Your Portfolio is Like Buying a Carton of Eggs at Frugal Rules.

Rob cautions to Beware the Certified Used Car at Dough Roller.

Posts from Fellow NAPFA members  

Carolyn McClanahan discusses The Fallacy Of Saving For Traditional Retirement at forbes.com.

Jim Blankenship asks Are You Leaving Social Security Money On The Table? at Figuide.com.  

Other financial articles from around the web 

Paul O’ Donnell explains Ready to Retire? What to Do Before You Tell Your Boss at cnbc.com.

Conrad de Aenlle explains why Dividend ETFs may be the first “fiscal cliff” casualty at marketwatch.com

Dan Solin shares The Elusive Search for a Financial Guru at usnews.com

In case you missed it here is my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog Not-So Secret Rules of Investing Success.

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.

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  1. Thanks for the mention Roger!

  2. Thanks so much for the mention Roger! It totally had skipped my mind that today was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Having a History undergrad, you’d think I’d remember that. I could not agree more about Herbstreit. Sure, the BCS does need to be given the boot. But, they’re just upset because someone is crashing their party. I think it’s great for NIU and I personally hope they take it to Florida St.

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      You’re welcome John. My son just signed up for the bus trip to go down to the game, they’ve made it very affordable for kids (plus all students get a free game ticket if they want it). Maybe they’ll win, maybe not but should be a great experience for the team and the whole NIU community. It would also be great to see them beat Florida St. who Herbstreit picked as #1 before the season.

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