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A Bubblicious Roundup

The first article I’d like to share with you this week lent its sentiment to this week’s roundup title. 5 Financial Bubbles: Are We Facing a Bubble of Bubbles? This was a guest post on the Balance Junkie site, and it’s an interesting read. There may be not just one or two markets that are in bubble territory, but five. Who knows the ramifications of each of them correcting over the next few years, but it won’t be pretty.

Free From Broke explains why Dollar Cost Averaging Helps Eliminate Emotion And Market Risk. I liked this discussion of Dollar Cost Averaging, but I’d make one correction – it reduces emotion, nothing can eliminate it, unfortunately.

Neal Frankle offered 5 Tips on How To Make Your Own Living Trust Online. The return of the estate tax is just one of many reasons to consider a trust, and Neal explains how to do it without breaking the bank.

Jason Topp guest posted on Bible Money Matters with Saving For Retirement Til It Hurts! He offers tips on how to make this a priority, how to increase your savings year after year. The benefit is twofold – of course, saving for retirement will help you enjoy a comfortable, worry-reduced time, but also, by spending less now, your needs at retirement will go down as well, as your spending pattern adjusts to a lower level.

Kay Bell at Don’t Mess With Taxes offered a great peek at Your 2011 tax burden.  It’s worth reading, but I’ll give you a hint/spoiler – brace yourself, taxes are rising.

Last – I’d like to thank those who gave me a mention or included in a roundup this week – Money Help for Christians, Oblivious Investor, Len Penzo, and Neal Frankle. My thanks to all of you.


  • Craig July 25, 2010, 9:08 am

    Thanks for mentioning the dollar cost averaging article!

  • Balance Junkie July 25, 2010, 10:49 am

    I love your bubble picture. Thanks for headlining my article!

  • JOE July 25, 2010, 10:55 am

    My pleasure! In trying to name the roundups, without just assigning numbers (week 42, week 43, etc) and running out of ideas, I’m latching on to naming the roundup as I did this week, after the post that impressed me most.

  • Jason @ Redeeming Riches July 25, 2010, 2:07 pm

    Thanks for mentioning my post over at BMM!

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