Weekend Reading: HealthCare Up in the Air Edition

by Darwin on January 22, 2010

It was a tumultuous week in both the political arena as well as stock market action.  With a major upset win in Mass. by the Republican underdog Brown, Dems were still mulling over whether to try and push through a Healthcare reform bill that was nowhere near ready just before Brown was to be seated.  To quote one Democrat “it would be better than nothing“.  Well, for a Trillion Dollars, I’d like a little more confidence behind the most expensive piece of legislation EVER.  So, public outcry over the potential to push through a bill wrought with back-door deals, cost questions, lack of tort reform and strong public dissent to “beat the clock” before Brown was seated seems to have been interpreted by Dems as “we better regroup”.  Meanwhile, Republicans are being chastised for just “saying no” to everything and not offering up solutions themselves.  So, for now, with Senate gridlock, Healthcare is Up in the Air.

With that, my favorite reads from the week and recognition of outlets that published my content this week:

Financial Samurai Tax Refunds Are Good For Most People, Because Most People Can’t Save

Five Cent NickelEffect of Paying Off Your Mortgage on Your FICO Credit Score

Dividend Guy Blog Why Most People Fail at Investing

Afraid to Trade Fallout from Big Bank Legislation May Help Small Banks

WeakonomicsWeakonomics Common Sense Guide To Dying

Within My Network (I’ve been busy!):

Carnivals that Featured My Articles:

Carnival of Personal Finance

Money Hacks

Money Stories

Festival of Stocks

Road to Financial Independence

FMF March Madness Entry

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1 Financial Samurai January 22, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Wow, you have been busy Darwin! Thanks for the highlight, and nice work on the new site logo!

Welcome you to contribute to The Samurai Fund when it opens up next month, or end of quarter latest, and join in on the Alexa challenge if you wish. A fellow challenger will be creating a list, and the goal is to have a community of powerful friends who can make a bigger difference while having fun.

Best, Sam

2 Darwin January 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Thanks Sam. Coincidentally I just popped over there and loved the Alexa post. Will have to check out the Fund.

On being busy – this was a 2-week list, not 1, but yeah, I’m cranking out a lot. My new project ETFBase is primarily microposts and now that I have multiple blogs going I feel compelled to post on each relatively routinely. I’ll have to slow down come summer I think – can’t keep up this pace forever!

3 Financial Samurai January 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Oh wow, multiple blogs posting everyday is a lot! I would croak over, or have to quit my day job at the very least! 🙂

Yeah, TSF is basically a theory that it’s mostly luck as we pick names from the community based solely on the permutations of people’s names or site names. Check out the TSF page tab to learn more and the latest performance.

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