January 25, 2013

Best of Blogs for Week of January 25th

Every Friday afternoon I share some of the more interesting or notable posts that I have seen in the personal finance blogs and other sources for the past week

Reuters has an article on Traveling for Healthcare, but Not That Far
I wouldn't be interested in 'medical tourism' overseas but I wouldn't mind flying to Oklahoma to save 75% on an expensive surgery.

AP press has good news that Study: High school grad rate highest since '76
The increase in graduation rate is apparently due to the economy since high school kids realize getting a job is even harder without a high school diploma.

An article from The Atlantics answers the question How Low Are U.S. Taxes Compared to Other Countries?
 they compare effective tax rates for on $100k income including both social security plus income taxes and they look at taxes as a percent of GDP.

PlanetMoney tells us about The Fake Economist Who Conned A Nation
That happened in Portugal.  Here in the USA we avoid that by just getting our financial advice from  TV pundits with no credentials at all.

WSJ has A Trick for Cheaper Flights Hiding in Plain Sight


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