Welcome to the end of the week and another edition of Happy Hour! Just sit back, relax, and enjoy your end of the week roundup of all things interesting in the land of money.
Retirement Action Gap
I was recently asked to comment on the state of retirement savings. Really the lack of retirement savings and what it might take to change the trend. The article asks a very good question. What do you think it would take to close the action gap and get people to take control of their financial future? Head over and see what the experts had to say.
Before this summer comes to a close, I give you one last reason to hit the beach. Build the perfect sand castle. A group of scientists at the University of Amsterdam took it upon themselves to find the perfect sand castle recipe. I’m not sure what they were smoking, but we can safely say science has come through again. For all those who have failed to build a beautiful monstrosity like the one pictured in the article, you are one step closer to perfection.
The best season of the year is just around the corner. That’s football season if you didn’t know. The NFL preseason kicked off last night. College football starts in just three weeks. There will finally be something worth watching on weekends again. And the Bears can beat up on the NFC North. I can’t wait!
- The Fiscal Cliff We All Saw Coming – how a measly tax cut back in 2001 got us to where we are now thanks to lawmakers ignoring the expiration date for the hope of being reelected.
- American Idle: Five Reasons We Hate The Stock Market – The best five reasons I’ve read so far about why people just don’t trust the markets.
- Investing Roadblocks: How to Spot and Avoid Them – Offers up five mental traps that can derail a great investment strategy.
- Warren Buffett’s Evolution and his Three Investment Styles – A great opinion piece breaking down Buffett’s investment styles over time. New investors should learn phase one and focus on phase two.
- Facebook stock plunge takes hundreds of millions away from California budget projections – This is what happens when a government budgets tax income based on a stock price and the hope of owners selling. Did the successes and failures of Silicon Valley lead California to its current budget issues?