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Top Personal Finance Posts Of The Week – November 4, 2011

Posted November 4th, 2011 in Blog Carnival by Jeremy Waller

Top Personal Finance Posts of The Week

Happy November and happy Friday! It was a crisp 28 degrees this morning. Finally time to pull the coats out of the closet.

I love winter for about 2 weeks. I’ll probably be nice and chipper in this week and next week’s roundup. After that….I’ll probably be complaining about the cold.

Enjoy it while you can!

Top Posts of the Week

J.B. presents The Monopoly On Education posted at My University Money, saying, “If you do not want to lay eyes on a somewhat cynical rant about the tyranny of post-secondary education monopolies then please avert your eyes.”

frugalwallets presents How to obtain Financial Freedom with ‘”Money Goals”. posted at Frugal Wallets, saying, “Financial freedom is a goal that most of us hope to accomplish someday. I recently started creating a checklist titled “Money Goals”. These are several different set to help get finances and spending under control. Use as many goals as you need to help you obtain the luxury of financial freedom.”

Jason Price presents How Dads Can Teach Children About Saving Money posted at Comments for Childrens Savings Accounts HQ, saying, “Dads have a great opportunity to teach their kids about savings and can do so in everyday situations.”

SteveR presents 5 Retirement Planning Myths You Should Be Aware Of posted at 2010 Tax, saying, “Even if you pay off your home and cars by the time you retire, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll spend less money comparatively speaking.”

Roshawn Watson presents Too Frugal For Your Own Good posted at Watson Inc, saying, “While I am an advocate for frugality, as I think we should be financially responsible, the dangers of frugality often slip under the radar.”

Kristine Ann presents Roth IRA Taxes posted at Roth IRA Rules and Guidelines, saying, “As a financial planner I’m always telling clients they need to diversify. Taxes are a lot like investments when it comes to the need to diversify. Tax laws change just like the stock market does, so depending on one tax strategy is similar to investing in just one stock”

Control your Cash presents Retard of the Month, Assuming She Exists posted at Control Your Cash: Making Money Make Sense, saying, “If the purpose of the Kelli Space story is to rile people up on both sides of an issue, fomenting antagonism between the “she made an innocent mistake” crowd vs. the “she needs to be an adult” contingent, it worked.”

Super Saver presents The College Education Trap posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, “For me, the purpose of college is to obtain skills and knowledge to get a higher paying job, at a reasonable financial cost.”

Carlos Sera presents A Preservation Tale posted at Financial Tales, saying, “This tale is specifically written for those that are looking for ways to deal with periods of high inflation with a secondary consideration for dealing with high inflation and receiving periodic income from your portfolio. It is why I call it A Preservation Tale, because the objective during periods of high inflation is to preserve purchasing power.”

Corey presents How My Gas Was Shut Off Because of My Neighbor posted at 20’s Finances, saying, “Despite common understanding, paying your utility bill on time does not guarantee that it won’t be shut off. Find out how my neighbor ruined it for me.”

Hank presents Three Reasons That I Love Term Life Insurance posted at Money Q&A, saying, “There are many benefits to term life insurance that make it great for people who are looking to protect their income and provide for their family. Are you missing out on these benefits?”

Mike Piper presents Bond Duration: What It Is and Why It Matters posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, “When choosing a bond fund, you need to look not only at the underlying bonds’ credit quality, but also at their duration.”

The Top Personal Finance Post of The Week

And my favorite post of the week is……

Why Banks Stopped Charging Debit Card Fees by Shaun Fowler at Smart Family Finance

I’ve hit on Bank of America’s fee fiasco a couple of times now. But I really like Shaun’s write-up of the whole deal. His post really touched the little economics nerd that lives inside of me. Well worth the read. So head over and check it out!

Have a great weekend!

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5 Responses so far.

  1. Jeremy,

    Thanks for including our article in your weekly roundup!

  2. Hank says:

    Thanks for including me. I appreciate it!

  3. Kristine Ann says:

    Thanks for linking to me in your Top Finance Posts of the Week – much appreciated!

  4. I think the banks saw the backlash and started backpedaling really fast! It was actually pretty funny.

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