By Amanda Morrall
1) Mo money, mo trouble
Totally gratuitous financial gossip to banish the Monday blahs: Huffington Post profiles 24 celebrity saddos who are up the creek (some more so than others) because of money mismanagement. The list includes 70's macho man Burt Reynolds, bodacious BayWatch babe Pamela Anderson, tempestuous super model Naomi Campbell, boxer Mike Tyson and even the seemingly sensible Christina Ricci. Mo money, mo trouble I guess or perhaps just poor accountants in their case.
2) Fiscal peaks
For those of you sick to death of the doom and gloom and who can't bear to hear one more word about fiscal cliffs, the Wall Street Journal's Market Watch reports on the top five stock funds that are kicking it in 2012.
3) 101 money myths
I didn't make it past 10 on this megga list of money myths (via wisdomjournal.com) as I wanted to deliver this column before noon however those I did get a chance to scan were about right so presumably so too are the next 91. I'm sure the list could go on and on. Feel free to add to it in the comment stream.
4) 10 life changing numbers
Paul Merriman, writing for the Wall Street Journal's Marketwatch, maintains basic retirement planning can be distilled into 10 numbers. These numbers include things like cost of living, inflation, the size of your portfolio at present and at retirement etc. Merriman, a U.S. financial educator and advisor, says individuals who begin to focus on these numbers will start to see a significant turn-around in their financial circumstances as the puzzle pieces fall into place.
5) The making of an entrepreneur
Are entrepreneurs born or groomed? Here are some thoughts on the subject from a would-be entrepreneur still in high school blogging for the website Good Is which has some refreshingly upbeat content. Also worth bookmarking if you've had it with the mainstream media.