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Friday Finance Links January 4, 2013 – Fiscal Cliff Edition


As we all expected Congress “rescued” us at the last minute with a deal to avert the Fiscal Cliff.  The financial markets reacted favorably, but I think 2013 will be a very interesting year financially.

Here is some weekend financial reading for the first weekend of the New Year. 

Personal Finance Blogs 

Peter tells us Fiscal Cliff Deal Passes Congress. What Is In The Bill And Why Your Taxes Are Probably Going Up at Bible Money Matters.

Andrea asks Goal Setting: Are Your Goals Large Enough at Take a Smart Step.

Ken explains What is Cash Flow and Cash Flow Earnings? at AAAMP Blog.

Ornella asks Are Your New Year’s Resolutions About Problem Solving? at Moneylicious. 

Posts from Fellow NAPFA Members 

Lon Jeffries asks Is Your Financial Professional Truly A Financial Advisor? at Figuide.com.

Claire Emory offers some Down To Earth Financial Planning Advice at Figuide.com. 

Other financial articles from around the web 

Christine Benz explains What the Tax Deal Means for Your Portfolio Plan at morningstar.com

Sam Forgione informs us that Investors swarmed U.S. stock ETFs as fiscal deal reached: Lipper at reuters.com

Robert Powell shares Roth conversions easier, but are they right? at marketwatch.com

In case you missed it here is my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog Post-Cliff Financial Plans for 2013. 

Here’s wishing everyone a prosperous 2013.

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  1. Thank you for the mention! Looks like there are some interesting posts in here, going to have some reading to add to my list!

  2. Great list of suggested reading! I will visit each of them before the weekend is over. I am sure I will learn a lot from these posts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Happy New Year Roger. Thanks for your nice list this week. It has come in very useful for me as I always use the New Year to plan out my finances and try to determine if I need to do anything different in the current year in order to achieve my financial goals. One thing I did notice is that since the 2% payroll tax expired, my new company paycheck is lower (I did become accustomed to having that extra 2%). Here’s to a great 2013!

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Happy New Year Suzanne. I think 2013 will be an interesting year from a financial planning perspective. Hope all is going well in your world.

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