Super Bowl and Links

Football fans nationwide will be huddled around their TVs tonight as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.

I don’t really have stakes in either team this year so I’m just rooting for an exciting game.  I’m also looking forward to the Super Bowl commercials.  This years crop of ads cost up to $4 million each.  It’s always fun to see which ads resonate with viewers and which are quickly forgotten.

Of course, the Super Bowl is a financial bonanza for more than just advertising companies and television networks.  According to this infographic from Turbotax, Americans will spend over a billion dollars on Super Bowl snacks such as potato chips, pretzels, popcorn and corn chips.

Super Bowl Sunday is also a big day for many local bars and pizzerias who may see their business doubled thanks to the football festivities.

For those of you who couldn’t care less about football, here are some great articles I’ve read recently.  Enjoy them instead of the game…

What to Put On (and Leave Off) Your Wedding Registry | Wisebread
Debt Is Like Quicksand: The Struggle To Escape Can Often Lead To Greater Problems | Bible Money Matters
“I have never paid with a credit card in a store in my life.” | Budgets Are Sexy
4 Reasons Why Successful Investors Choose Dividend Investing | Free Money Finance
What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust? | Free From Broke
How to Create a Successful Business Plan | Investor Junkie
Buying Another Before You Can Enjoy What You Have | The Simple Dollar
What is an ETF? | Barbara Friedberg
How To Do The Same Amount Of Work More Efficiently | My Wife Quit Her Job
Do Your Loved Ones Understand Your Career Priorities? | Ready for Zero
Active Trading Isn’t for Most Investors | US Money
Is $1000 a Large Enough Emergency Fund? | Edward Antrobus
Why Earning More Money is More Important than Frugality | Out of Your Rut

Recent blog carnivals that featured Wealthy Turtle…

Festival of Frugality #372
Tax Carnival #111: Countdown to Filing
Yakezie Carnival 01.27.13 Edition
Carnival of Personal Finance #397 – Favorite Superbowl Commercials
Festival of Frugality #373


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