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A 2012 Olympics Roundup

Let’s start this week with Len Penzo’s game of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Then Guess the Price of This. Maybe it’s a bit obsessive, but I always get a kick out of comparing unit pricing of two different sized containers of the same brand item. This story is just crazy.

This week, I learned from I am 1 Percent How And Why We Tithe. If you’ve not met the 1 percenter, let me say, while his income is high when combined with his wife’s income, so far he appears to be one of the good guys. Not like the bankers who nearly broke the world economy a few years ago and all belong in jail.

At Money Help For Christians, Craig Ford wrote why God is Happy for You to Make Millions. It’s more about how you handle the money, than the fact that you’re making it. A thought provoking article.

Five Cent Nickel asks if there are Credit Card Fees on the Horizon? And it seems that may be the direction some stores are going. This runs contrary to the cashless society one of his readers mentions, but time will tell. Cash discount, credit card surcharge, consumers will go toward what they find convenient and valuable.

How Much Should I Have Saved For Retirement? This was the question asked at First Million Blog. And it’s the question we need to ask to understand our ‘number’ that magic sum needed to provide us with enough money for a happy retirement.

A guest post at Boomer and Echo Why Your Financial Plan Sucks. Good to read this article and have your plan not suck.

Let’s wrap up this week with the Oblivious Investor’s Is an In-Service 401k Distribution a Good Idea? It’s an interesting question that doesn’t have a yes or no answer. It depends, see how, and decide what’s right for your situation.

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