Time for another Roundup. I missed last weeks, as I was away at the second annual financial blogger’s conference. 400 attendees this year, excellent group of speakers talking about their passion, financial blogging.
Let’s start this week with my Friend Roger Wohlner’s article remembering Lehman goes Bankrupt – Where Were You? Hard to believe 4 years have already past and the events that nearly took down the financial industry as we know it are now history. Just as we’re told to remember other events through time, can we count on remembering this one so we are not doomed to repeat it?
Home Equity Loan (HEL) Vs. Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC): which is Better? That’s the question discussed at G.E. Miller’s 20 Something Finance. You probably know what a Home Equity Line of Credit is, but do you know how it differs from a Home Equity Loan? You will.
At Free Money Finance, an interesting guest post The False Promises of Annuities and Annuity Calculators. I’m pretty anti-annuity, but thought immediate fixed annuities were ok. This article describes why I may be wrong on that front. The only thing I am missing is where the author states, “the S&P 500′s return over the past 10 years was 6.34%.” Not sure exactly which 10 period he references, but I’m not finding a 6% return in any recent 10 year timeframe.
I am 1 percent shared why we should Stop Non-Value Added Activities. For the most part I agree, time is money, and you need to value your own time. In the end, doing what makes you happy should be the goal.
Let’s wrap up this week with J Money’s The Change In Your Pockets May Be Worth More Than You Think… I remember being quite young and doing my best to go through change and pull out silver coins (the dimes and quarters were silver until 1964) but the new coins soon flushed out the chances of finding anything good in one’s change for the last few decades. Maybe J has had better luck than I have.
Have a great week.