As we enter a new year, we thought it would be fun to look back at the ten most-read blog posts of 2011:

#10 – Fixed index annuities: Perfect product or a ripoff? By Jeremy Burger

#9 – Performance: Time Weighted Return vs. Internal Rate of Return by Dave Spratt

#8 – Social Security as fixed income by Paul Merriman

#7 –  Tracking error: What is it, and why does it matter? by Jeremy Burger

#6 – We’ll say it again: The choice of assets can make a big difference by Larry Katz

#5 – Is rampant inflation an upcoming problem for the US? by Mark Metcalf

#4 – Strategies for recovering from market downturns in retirement by Mark Metcalf

#3 – Evaluating new investment products by Dennis Tilley

#2 – How to invest so your money lasts in retirement by Larry Katz

#1 – Are dividend-paying stocks good bond substitutes? by Larry Katz