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Friday Finance Links October 19, 2012


The Packers did a number on Houston last Sunday night; let’s hope they can keep it up against the Rams.  On Saturday we 08FTB UNM 2167root for USC, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, and whoever is playing Notre Dame.  So this week it’s go Brigham Young.

Here are some articles and blog posts that I suggest for your weekend personal finance reading:  

Personal Finance Blogs

Peter Anderson describes The Three Fund Portfolio: A Simple Diversified Investing Strategy at Bible Money Matters.

J.P. outlines The Best Reasons to Sell a Stock  at Novel Investor.

Joe describes a Roth Conversion Math Fail at Roth Mania.

Barb tells us to Save for Retirement Now at Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.

Glen offers 5 Tips for Helping You Stick with Your Investment Strategy at Free From Broke.

Posts from Fellow NAPFA members

Lon Jeffries wrote Short Sale vs. Foreclosure at figuide.com.

Carolyn McClanahan wrote A Binder Full of Women And Why They Need Health Reform at Forbes.com.

Jim Blankenship guides us in Understanding Your Credit Score at figuide.com.

Other articles from around the web

Christine Benz shares Best Practices for Health Savings Accounts at Morningstar.com

Also at Morningstar.com Morningstar Names Best 529 College-Savings Plans for 2012.

Ian Salisbury tells us there is A price-cutting war in your 401(k) at marketwatch.com.

I took a week off from blogging for the US News Smarter Investor blog but here is a link to my author page where you can check out my past contributions.

Shout Out To: 

Josh Brown who announced that last Monday’s The Good Leads  post would be his last for the Wall Street Journal.  Josh has featured several posts from this blog and I really appreciate his support, as well as the great content links he has provided on a daily basis.  Josh is a regular contributor on CNBC and I really enjoy his blog The Reformed Broker.  I’m sure we will hear much more from Josh, his voice lends a great perspective to the financial world.

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.  

Photo credit:  BYU.edu

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Friday Finance Links August 10, 2012

We continue to enjoy all the great Olympic action on TV this week.  Tomorrow we are heading down to one of ourfavorite Chicago neighborhood festivals, Retro on Roscoe.

Here are some articles and blog posts that I suggest for your weekend personal finance reading:

Personal Finance Blogs 

Peter at Bible Money Matters provides some excellent insights in Attributes of An Olympic Athlete That Can Help in Your Financial Life.

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need? – Typical Coverage Amounts offers a solid framework from which to start this critical calculation via Money Crashers.

Ornella Grosz offers 7 Key Ways to Parlay Your Money Toward Your Success on her Moneylicious Blog.

Jim Wang at Bargaineering discusses the rebate checks that some of us may be receiving under the Affordable Care Act in Health Care Insurance Rebate Checks: 80-20 Rule. 

Posts from Fellow NAPFA members 

Jim Blankenship shares his expertise on the timing of Social Security Benefits in Wealth Defense:  When Should You Start Social Security Benefits? 

Micah Porter discusses Healthcare Costs in Retirement: Medicare Part D.  The cost of healthcare during retirement will continue to be a major expense item via Forbes.com. 

Other articles from around the web

Amy Hoak reveals 7 ways to prevent theft on campus at Marketwatch.com, this really hits home for us as the parents of two college students.

JP discusses 5 Insurance Policies that Your Family Doesn’t Need on the US News My Money Blog.

Baby Boomer Poll by AARP Finds Half Don’t Expect to Retire was of particular interest to me both as a financial planner and as a Baby Boomer, via Huffington Post.

Christine Benz of Morningstar followed up her great Long-Term Care article from last week with 40 Must-Know Statistics About Long-Term Care.

In case you missed it here is a link to my latest post for the US News Smarter Investor Blog Should I Care If My Mutual Fund Owns Facebook? 

Thank You

To Josh Brown for featuring one of my posts in his The Good Leads post in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.  Josh also blogs at The Reformed Broker which is a must read financial blog.

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend.


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