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Here’s some interesting links for your weekend reading:
Retire at 70? Avoid That With These Early Retirement Tips – If you want to avoid retiring late, here are some tips from @Studenomics that might interest you.
So You Think You Can Landlord? A Tenant From Hell Story – Remember last week when I wrote about investment properties? Well, a story like this from @Money Smarts Blog might have you thinking otherwise.
Guaranteed Annuity Income: Is it Really Safe? – With the stock market ups and downs, more people are turning to a guaranteed source in retirement. Luckily for you, @Oblivious Investor is here to share the full story. Not just the hype you’ll hear from annuity salesmen.
New 1099 Reporting Requirements In Obama Health Care Plan – A Small Business Paperwork Nightmare? Yeah, Pete from @Bible Money Matters and I hope they do away with this rule. Wouldn’t mean much work for me. But I know it will put an extra burden on most small businesses.
How to Create Barriers to Your Savings – In this guest post over @WiseBread, I discuss my secret to keeping more of your money by keeping it away from you. It’s worked for me. Hopefully it’s a technique that you find useful.
Renting or Buying? When Does It Make Sense to RentIf you’re thinking about buying a house, here are some tips to know when renting makes more sense.
A Roth IRA Isn’t Always Better Than A Traditional IRA A Roth isn’t always the go-to IRA in every case. And @Free From Broke is here to explain why. I personally like the Traditional IRA for how it help you avoid taxes now, guaranteed.
5 Reasons You Won’t Retire Early – In my latest post over @US News’ On Retirement Blog I talk about common barriers to retiring early.
Does Settling Credit Card Debt Hurt Your Credit Score? – @Bargaineering shares some good advice for those looking to micro-manage your score, when faced with the decision to settle or not.
You Need An Emergency Fund: Expect the Unexpected – In this back to basics post, @Moolanomy shares some solid advice about the typical starting point for any financial plan.
How To Choose A 529 College Savings Plan – My rule of thumb is usually to just get started. Who cares where you put the savings. But there are a few things that @Cash Money Life points out that will help you be confident about your plan.
2010 Sales Tax Holiday Schedule – Going shopping soon for back to school, or just for fun? @Dough Roller helps you find out when the best time to shop is based on your State’s tax holiday schedule.
The Pros and Cons of Online Savings Accounts -When it comes to online savings, there are positives and negatives. @Rainy Day Saver, I asked “should you overlook the negatives to use one of these accounts?” And how will they improve over time?
Stock Trading For Dummies: How To Profit From Trading – Some key tips to remember for the budding stock trader, brought to you by @The Digerati Life. Does this come in a book format, I wonder?