Friday Night Links: Olympic Medals Edition

by Krantcents · 18 comments

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How much are 2012 Olympic medals?  There seems to be variety of numbers, here are a representation of what they cost:  a bronze medal costs roughly $10, silver costs $275 and gold costs $494.  Winning a gold medal takes years of effort and sacrifice. The value of an Olympic medal can be priceless!  Are there any future Olympians out there?

In some ways it is like having the right major in college or graduating from a top university.  Winning a gold medal is little like winning the lottery or landing your dream job.  Of course everything depends on the sport, winning a gold medal in archery is not the same as swimming.  Swimming is not basketball!  If you are really good at your sport and win a lot of gold medals, you are elevated beyond your particular sport.  Some of the super stars like a Michael Phelps receives sponsorships that far exceed the limits of his sport.

The one medal that probably has the highest value is winning the decathlon.  The winner is known as the greatest athlete because he competed in ten (10) events and won.  Winning a gold medal in the right sport can mean millions of dollars.  I think a lot depends on the individual and how he/she can turn it into the millions the medal may promise.  It is up to you to make your own success.  I can also identify the best or my favorite articles of the week.  This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.

The following articles caught my attention:

Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance  Las Vegas Vacation Tips

From Shopping To Saving I Don’t Even Have a Backpack

The Money Principle  Cuts in public spending is not going to affect front line services!

The free financial advisor Americans Are Worried About Retirement. Really?

Afford Anything  How Would Your Life Change If You Had Millions?

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I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links.  The 2012 Summer Olympics start today!  Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Olympic Medals Edition.

Photo by:  stratic


Carnival of Fin. Camaraderie at Modest Money
Wealth Artisan’s FinCarn at Wealth Artison
Totally Money Carnival at Money Challenge
Y & T’s Weekend Ramblings at Young and Thrifty
Yakezie Carnival at Passive Income to Retire
Carnival of Retirement at Master the Art of Saving
Carnival of Financial Planning at The Skilled Investor

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