This week seemed to pass in record time and with the current weather we’re having I couldn’t be more happy that it is Friday. If you are stuck at work and bored or just want to catch up on the latest happenings around the personal finance world here are some great postings from the past week.
How Long Did it Take the Dow to Add 1,000 Points? – The Sun examines the data to find out just how long it took the Dow to go from the last 12,000 point milestone to the recent 13,000 mark.
5 Money and Currency Facts Your History Teacher Never Taught You – The Silicon Valley Blogger has some interesting facts that you probably never learned in school.
Compounding Interest in the NFL – What’s better than compounding interest in your bank account? Compounding interest in football of course. The Lazy man compares the two with help from the recent NFL draft.
Ask and You Shall Receive – Sometimes all you have to do is ask. Henry illustrates how you can quickly save money by having your interest rate lowered.
Junk Snail Mail Contest – Do you hate junk mail? I know I do and I receive a ton. Golbguru shares his experience and offers a few solutions that may help cut back on the mail.
Good News For American Century Investors – Recently they announced a move to loaded funds, but Ben points out how you can still get in on the no-load train.
The Greatest Enemy of a Good Investment Plan – FMF points out that the worst enemy of a good plan is the search for a perfect plan.
The Forrest Gump School of Investing – Did you know Warren Buffett went to the Forrest Gump School of Investing?
Technical Indicator: Cup & Handle – I love technical analysis for short-term trading and Jim points out one of my favorite chart patterns.
How Do You Keep Track of Receipts? – Unfortunately, I don’t keep track of them at all unless it is a major purchase. But Nickel has a look at his system and some alternatives.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.