This week’s picks for the best in personal finance from around the web.

Don’t let these 6 surprises wreck your retirement (MarketWatch). A good checklist for all who intend to check out of the paid workforce at some point.

Why bond selling hysteria is overdone (CNBC). Food for thought for all who are concerned about the bond market.

Coverdell, 529, Roth: which to tap first for college (CNNMoney). If you have multiple accounts to draw from for college expenses, the order you choose matters.

How Kickstarter can help you (US News). Got a project that needs funding? You don’t have to be a celebrity to use Kickstarter.

Using money to buy happiness (Scientific American). The power of anticipation and other ideas for a happier experience with money.

And from the blogosphere…

Can paying for college actually hurt our kids? (LearnVest). Why it’s important for kids to pay at least part of the tab.

Gold’s worst quarter in half a century (The Reformed Broker). It actually may have been its worst quarter since the 1920s.

Jeff Gundlach explains why the bond markets crumbled (Business Insider). This bond pro sees better days ahead.

Why I write: Barry Ritholtz (The Big Picture). Why it’s important to know who’s writing the articles that guide our decisions.

Short films and cartoons on economics (Compass Classroom). A funny and enlightening trip down memory lane.

We’d love to hear your responses to any of the above. To weigh in, just meet us in the comments section.

Matt Bell

By Matt Bell

Matt Bell is Sound Mind Investing’s Associate Editor. He is the author of three personal finance books published by NavPress, leads workshops at churches and universities throughout the country, and has been quoted in USA TODAY, U.S. News & World Report, and many other media outlets.

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