Weekly Link Round-up for September 17, 2010

This week on @blueleaf, we’re featuring an article from the New York Times titled “Looking Ahead To The Spend-Down Years.” It cites a line of behavioral economic research from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management showing that participants who had seen a computer generated photo of what they will look like at retirement age allocated twice as much to retirement as those who did not.

Seeing your retirement, making it a more immediate, real, and impending stage of life, can help you plan accordingly.

Looking Ahead To The Spend-Down Years – New York Times

Enjoy the rest of our links below:

The “Fair Price” For Gold – My 1st Million At 33

Our Spending Habits As Products Of Biology Or Environment? – Len Penzo

Too Many Chiefs – Economist

5 Financial Goals For Baby Boomers – Good Financial Cents

I Don’t Want To Retire(ment Planning) – Oblivious Investor

Money Funds Try Risk Again – Wall Street Journal

Free Market Housing Fixes – Kudlow’s Money Politics

Second Recession? Bull, Says Warren Buffet – Investment News

Question of The Week: U.S. Govt Spending The Wrong Way To Fix Job Market – Money Morning

Basel III Is Here – Rortybomb

The Liquidity Trap: How The U.S Economy Will Come Back – Green Panda Treehouse

The Cost Of Waiting When Saving For Retirement – Spruce Up Your Finances

Where Greenblatt Is Finding Value – The Guru Investor

Quote Of The Day – The Daily Middle

The Dangers Of Small Cap Share Tips – Monevator

Financial Tips From Angel And VC Investors – Science Business

Spouses Investing Together, Not As Individuals – Canadian Finance Blog

Economic Indicators Aren’t So Bright – Barel Karsan

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.