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Friday Finance Links March 29, 2013 – Go Marquette (Elite 8) Edition


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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  1. Glad to see your Marquette squad take care of LaSalle after they managed to adios my K-State team in the first round. Have a great weekend Roger!

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Thanks John the game tomorrow vs. Syracuse should be a war, the old Big East is going out in style with at least one team (and likely two with Louisville) in the final four.

  2. Thanks for the inclusion, Roger! Very much appreciated. Good luck in the tourney!

  3. Seems like Marquette got through Butler then some! 😉

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Butler is tough and there will be some great games between the two teams in the years to come as they will both be in the “new” Big East. Syracuse will be a tough game to get back to the final four.

  4. Roger –

    Sorry to see Marquette go down. After my Hoosiers lost, I jumped on a short-lived Golden Eagle (still sounds odd to me) bandwagon.

    On to next year….


    • Roger Wohlner says:

      Thanks for the comment Kevin. Marquette was a pleasant surprise. We’ve been fans forever, my wife has her undergrad degree from MU and I received my MBA from there. In addition I became a fan as a kid growing up in Milwaukee during the Al McGuire years. Marquette – Indiana would have been fun given Tom Crean’s successful tenure as Marquette’s coach. In order for us to win the pool at my wife’s office, we need Michigan to lose in the semis and for Louisville not to win it all. I love March Madness!

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