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Nerdy Finance #19

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Welcome to this week’s nerdy finance carnival! We’ve got a lot of investing tips – perfect as you begin to get your finances in shape for the new year.

Investing

Nerd’s Eye View wonders if the variable annuity is making a comeback, this time as a way to maximize tax savings.

Becoming Your Own Bank ponders the worth of cash value life insurance.

High Yield Edge names 10 stocks paying dividends in advance of the fiscal cliff.

Planting Our Pennies puts discounted cash flow valuations in layman’s terms.

The Dividend Growth Investor argues that market turmoil can be a signal to buy.

The Money Mail explains how to convert your traditional IRA or 401(k) to a Roth.

Personal finance

After this year’s big election, Free Money Finance asks, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”

Club Thrifty asks, “How much money is enough?”

Career

Ready for Zero offers this post on whether your job is holding you back.

One Smart Dollar tells us the 10 most common interview questions – and how to answer them.