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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, [...]

An Empowered Roundup

I’d like to start this week’s roundup by welcoming a new financial blogger to the blogosphere. Stephanie Halligan recently launched The Empowered Dollar, “Saving kids from financial disaster, one conversation at a time.” She graduated College with some serious student loan debt and her posts offer advice to those entering college as well as new [...]

How do you plan for Retirement?

On a Personal Finance and Money board within the Stack Exchange Network, I’m a frequent poster, answering questions as they come up. On occasion, I’m struck by a question that’s so well thought out, it’s worthy reading in its own right. The question asked was “One should save about 15% of their income for retirement.” [...]

A Memorial Day 2012 Roundup

Let’s start this week with some history. Anyone remember the Glass-Steagall Act? I’ll admit, I’m too young, and I bet you are too, but if you studied finance at all, you know what it is, the law passed in 1933 that separated commercial banking  from investment banking. Earlier this week, an excellent post from one [...]

Mother’s Day Roundup 2012

Completely unrelated to finance, I’d like to share a poem appropriate for Mother’s Day. The Lanyard was published in 2005 by Billy Collins who was U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. I have to admit, if I just read it myself it might not have had the same impression as hearing the author read it himself. [...]

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