Wow, two great National semi-final men’s college basketball games, especially the Kentucky-Wisconsin game. Monday’s championship between UConn and Kentucky should be outstanding. I was rooting for the Badgers as a transplanted Cheesehead, tough loss. After Monday my sports viewing really falls off until the start of football, with the exception of the NHL playoffs go Blackhawks. Just can’t get excited over watching golf, baseball, or the NBA.
Sunday looks pretty sparse as far as TV sports, here are some financial articles that I’ve read lately that you might find interesting and useful.
Trent Ham asks Is the Middle Class Collapsing? in a recent post on his blog The Simple Dollar. While there is a video of the presentation that sparked this article, scroll down for Trent’s thoughts.
Robert Powell discusses IRA rollover ruling stuns advisers and savers at Market Watch. This is important to know if you are considering a non-trustee to trustee rollover.
A Wealth of Common Sense asks the question Do You Need Commodities in Your Portfolio? A fair question as we seek to build properly diversified investment portfolios.
Conrad De Aenlle discusses When Bond Funds Think Outside the Box for The New York Times. Unconstrained bond funds can be tempting in this low interest rate environment, but this article does a nice job of explaining some of the risks involved.
Check out financial planner Tom Davison’s new blog Tools for Retirement Planning and his most recent post Reverse Mortgage Funds Social Security Delay. Reverse mortgages are often misunderstood and misused and Tom offers some sound planning tips in this post and elsewhere on the blog.
Thanks to Abnormal Returns for including me in Friday links: try doing nothing. If you aren’t reading Abnormal Returns you should be. They do several link posts during the week and provide great lists of some excellent investing and financial articles from around the web.
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Well that’s it I hope you enjoy some of these articles and have a great rest of your weekend.
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