Weekly Link Round-Up For July 2, 2010

Its July 4th weekend! Hope everyone’s bbq’s and pool parties turn out awesome!

This week on @blueleafcom, the articles we posted took on a serious tone. We posted a good few on retirement planning, but also some on the recent decline in the economy and what this means for the long run. We also had a very surprising one on U.S. bank involvement in money laundering. If you’ve missed them, see below:

Should I Invest or Prepay My Mortgage? – Get Rich Slowly

S&P Index Soon To Be Cheapest Since 1989 – Peridot Capitalist

10 Questions You Should Ask When Considering Retirement – Tech Republic

I Lost A Lot of Money In The Market: Should I Get Out? – Generation X Finance

Why Auto-Enroll 410(k)s May Reduce Retirement Savings – Tax Policy Center

What Happens to Your Stuff When You Die? – Get Rich Slowly

Greenspan: Recent Decline ‘Typical’ Of Recovery – Yahoo Finance

Reverse Mortgages Now A Less Costly Lifeline – Yahoo Finance

30 vs 15 year Mortgage. Which is Best for First Time Homebuyers? – Wealth Pligrim

IRA Beneficiary Rules: The “Stretch” IRA – Oblivious Investor

How to Create a CD Ladder – Frugal Dad

With Rates This Low, Should You Be Borrowing to Invest? – Darwin’s Finance

Volatility On No News – Reuters

U.S. Banks Still Very Involved in Money Laundering – Reuters

What is Goldman Sachs Thinking? – Baseline Scenario

Yet Another Sign of a Shaky Economy – Motley Fool

Personal Income Edges Higher – CNN Money

Who to Blame for The National Debt – Motley Fool

The U.S. Economy Is Headed for A Second-Half Slowdown – Money Morning

Banks Worth a Second Look – Investment News

Have a great weekend!

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John Prendergast John Prendergast is the co-founder and CEO of Blueleaf. He serves on the board of WiredTiger, a developer cloud optimized databases. He is also the founder and organizer of the Lean Startup Circle Boston. In addition to his decade and a half as an entrepreneur, John spent nearly a decade as an investment banker and financial advisor.