Today is the biggest shopping day of the year–Black Friday. I hope you have good luck if you are out fighting the crowds. Personally, I prefer to do my shopping online; you can still get good deals all from the comfort of your home. No wrestling for the last item or standing in line.
Here is what I am reading this weekend:
Communication Gap – Health and Money May Be the Toughest Topics for Family, Our Study Finds: Fidelity Discussing your parents’ eventual deteriorating health is difficult, but something that needs to be done so everyone is in agreement about the actions to be taken. Fidelity offers some tips for getting started.
Initial Claims Over 400K for a Second Week in a Row, Hurricane’s Fault Again: Zero Hedge Unemployment claims are rising, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, they say. But that doesn’t explain California’s huge jump. Not everything can be Sandy’s fault.
Characterizing Taxpaying as An Act of Patriotism Is a Stretch for Most Americans: Business Insider Here are some of the wealthy Americans who have asked government to raise their taxes so they can be more patriotic.
Jeremy Grantham’s U.S. Economic Growth Forecast through 2050 Is the Most Depressing Forecast You’ll Ever See: Business Insider According to Grantham, gone are the days of 3% economic growth. Here is why.
Make Sure You Have Flood Insurance for Your Basement or Storm-Prone Apartment: Life Hacker Investor Junkie’s story of his flooded rental was shared in this Life Hacker post.