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Of Glenn Neasham, the “Insta-Rich” and the Lost Art of Conversation for Advisors: What We’re Reading

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Every day the editors and reporters of LifeHealthPro share stories from around the web that they’re reading. You can keep up with what we’re reading on our Editor Picks page or by subscribing to our daily newsletter, where our daily picks are also featured.

Below is a list of our favorite stories from the past week. We hope you enjoy them. If you have any stories you’d like to share, please list them in the comments section below, and we’ll share your picks with other readers through LifeHealthPro’s Twitter page.

The 401(k): Americans ‘Just Not Prepared’ to Manage Their Own Retirement Funds (Washington Post)

Expert contends that if the 401(k) is supposed to be the primary retirement vehicle, then it needs to be consistent with the financial ability of the average American.

3 Radical Ways Individual Investors Could Stimulate the Economy (Forbes)

A few “radical” ideas on how retirement plans could help get the market moving again.

Scapegoat or Con Artist: You Decide (Earl E Bird)

The case has already been decided, but was Glenn Neasham’s conviction justice?

The Best, Most Revealing Reporting on Our Healthcare System (ProPublica)

A collection of revealing news stories on the U.S. health care system while the Supreme Court decides the fate of the health reform law.

The Art of Conversation: 8 Tips for Successful Advisors (Financial Planning)

Holding a conversation is not a lost art, but some advisors can use a refresher.

10 Essential Financial Facts About Women (InvestmentNews)

Do not underestimate women’s presence in the financial market.

The Tea Party’s Plan for Replacing Obamacare (Forbes)

The 51-page long OPTION Act has the backing of Freedom Works, a prominent Tea Party organization.

Playing for Wellness (Wall Street Journal)

Insurers are using digital gaming tactics to encourage members to get healthy.

Caregiving for Loved Ones the ‘New Normal’ for Boomers (CNN)

Experts say this is the first generation that might care for its parents as long as it cared for its children.

Insta-Rich: $1 Billion for Instagram (Wall Street Journal)

Owners of the 18-month-old company announced Monday they sold the company to Facebook.

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