March Madness is in week 2 and my team Marquette just annihilated Miami and will square off against Syracuse in an all Big East regional final on Saturday for a trip to the Final Four. This would be their first since 2003 when Duane Wade was a first team All American. We are (clap, clap) Marquette.
A brief history, Buzz Williams is the fourth coach to lead Marguette to the Elite 8, Tom Crean (the current Indiana coach), Al McGuire (4 times including the 1977 National Championship), and Jack Nagle are the other three. I had the pleasure of having Mr. Nagle as my freshman high school English teacher. He is at least as responsible as anyone for my love of writing and any ability that I might have in that area. He is the only person to have ever led a men’s basketball team to the Elite 8 and to have also led both a boy’s and a girl’s team to the Wisconsin State High School Basketball Tournament (at Whitefish Bay High School outside of Milwaukee).
Here are a few links to some great weekend financial reading.
Personal Finance Blogs
Larry tells us that Inflation Is A Hidden Tax – What Can You Do About It? at Investor Junkie.
Kay explains that Rolling 401(k) to Roth 401(k) now easier for more plan owners at Don’t Mess With Taxes.
Julie enumerates 6 Valid Reasons Not to Contribute to Your 401(k) at Wisebread. (Thanks for the link to my post within the article Julie)
Todd shares How To Get Out Of Debt – The Complete Guide at Financial Mentor.
Posts from Fellow NAPFA Members
Holly Thomas warns It Won’t Happen to Me at Figuide.com.
Lon Jeffries asks Are You Protecting Your Credit Standing? at Figuide.com.
Other financial articles from around the web
Adam Zoll explains that Financial Aid Not Just for Low-Income Families at morningstar.com.
Joe Udo shares 9 Simple Ways to Worry Less About Retirement at usnews.com.
The staff at Financial Advisor explain why 25% Of Women Making $200K+ Fear Homelessness.
In case you missed it here is my latest contribution to the US News Smarter Investor Blog 4 Steps to Boost Your Retirement Confidence.
Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend. For those who celebrate, Happy Easter.
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