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Friday Finance Links March 15, 2013 – St. Patrick’s Day Edition


It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and in Chicago that means that they dye the Chicago River green.  Back in my undergraduate days at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh St. Patrick’s Day was the biggest celebration of the year.  Not sure of the Irish population in that part of the state but Oshkosh had an incredible number of bars relative to the city’s population. Always fun, though I was never a fan of green beer.

Here are a few links to some great weekend financial reading. 

Personal Finance Blogs 

Robert shares 5 Things Your Millionaire Neighbor Isn’t Telling You at The College Investor.

Jon explains Stock Order Types Made Simple at Novel Investor.

Miranda tells us What Are Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) and How Do They Affect Your Retirement? at Free From Broke. 

Posts from Fellow NAPFA Members 

Donna Gordon lists Questions To Ask Before Paying Off A Mortgage at Figuide.com.

Alan Moore discusses Including Social Security As Part Of Your Retirement Plan at Figuide.com.     

Other financial articles from around the web

Russ Kinnell explains why 2012 was A Bad Year for Active and Passive? at morninstar.com.

Robert Powell writes Retirement savers should ladder bonds at marketwatch.com.

Richard Satran shares Sallie Krawcheck: Can Wall Street Manage Wealthy Women? at usnews.com.

In case you missed it here is my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog 5 Investing Mistakes to Avoid.  

Thanks to Robert at the College Investor for including The Chicago Financial Planner as one of the The 19 Best Investment Blogs You Can Learn From.

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.

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  1. That green river must be some sight!

    Thanks for the mention and enjoy your St. Patty’s Day.

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Thanks Glen, I’ve actually never seen the river on St. Patty’s. My celebrating of this day pretty much ended with college graduation.

  2. Have to admit, I’m ten minutes from downtown and I’ve never seen the river dyed green either.

    Thanks for sharing my post!

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      We’ve here in the burbs since 1986 and I lived in Forest Park during 1982-83 right out of college and I’ve never gone to the city for St. Patty’s Day and this year will not break the streak. I think our son might be heading down to party with some of his friends who go to DePaul tomorrow.

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