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Friday Finance Links November 9, 2012


The election is over and thankfully we are done with all of those annoying campaign ads.  Veteran’s Day is coming up and we should all thank our Veterans, active military members, and their families for all that they do and the sacrifices that they make for us.   

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Here are some great articles for your weekend finance reading:

Personal Finance Blogs 

Kyle shares 3 Reasons Your Stable Value Fund May Not Be As Safe As You Think at Amateur Asset Allocator.

Glen tells us about 7 Ways Your Finances are Scarier Than Zombies at Free From Broke.

John writes that You Won’t Reach Retirement Without Saving for It at Frugal Rules.  I could’t agree more!

Marc Shaffer shares A Note on Annuities: The Drawbacks of the “Wonder Product” at Smart 401k Blog.

Kevin asks How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? at Investor Junkie.

Posts from Fellow NAPFA members

Jim Blankenship is trying to enlist his fellow finance bloggers help in Calling All Bloggers – Let’s Increase America’s Savings Rate In November.

Cathy Curtis shares The Truth About Women and Money at Figuide.com. 

Other articles from around the web

Susan Johnston shares 5 Financial Challenges for Veterans and Military Families at usnews.com.

Andrea Coombes tells us that Market gains drive 401(k) balances sharply higher at marketwatch.com.

Jeremy Quittner writes After Obama Win, Owner Sacks Workers at inc.com.

In case you missed it here is my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog Financial Success Isn’t About Elections. 

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.  

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  1. Thanks for the mention Roger! I too am thankful the election is over. Now my mail can go back to normal and not get the requisite four or five campaign mailers a day. Have a great weekend!

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      You’re welcome John. My recycling bin will be much less full now without all of the election material. Typically tossed all of it into recycling before any of it made it into the house. Have a great weekend as well.

  2. Thanks so much for including out scary finances article Roger!

    Now that the election is over the real roller coaster ride starts. Here’s hoping the parties can find a way to work together and help us folk at the same time.

    • Roger Wohlner says:

      You’re welcome Glen. I couldn’t agree more, both parties need to work together and compromise in order to move the country forward.

  3. Great list of suggested readings. I have read the posts from Free From Broke and Frugal Rules.I definitely agree with their points. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great list! Thanks for sharing!

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