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Friday Finance Links May 3, 2013 – Dow 15,000 Edition

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Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 15,000 mark for the first time.  Who knows where it will end the day.  What does this mean to you?  It shouldn’t mean anything if you invest according to a coherent plan, other than perhaps that you may need to review and if needed rebalance your portfolio.

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

Personal Finance Blogs

Emily compares the Pros and Cons of the 15 vs 30 Year Mortgage at PT Money.

Ken discusses Mutual Fund Expense Ratio: How Much Does It Hurt Investment Performance? at AAAMP Blog.

Kyle asks If Everybody Indexed, Would It Stop Working? at Amateur Asset Allocator.

Posts from Fellow NAPFA Members 

Fern Alix LaRocca warns us to avoid Refi Hell – I Almost Got Taken! at Figuide.com.

Lon Jeffries asks When Did You Last Review Your Insurance Coverage? at Figuide.com.   

Other financial articles from around the web

Andrea Coombes discusses The risks and costs of exotic investments at marketwatch.com.

Dan Solin says CNBC’s Ratings Decline is Bullish News for Investors at usnews.com.

In case you missed it here is my latest contribution to the US News Smarter Investor Blog Improving Your Odds in the ‘Retirement Gamble’.

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.  

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