One of my favorite new features at Fiscal Fizzle is my Personal Finance Basics series, where I get to discuss the simplest of things in managing your money that many of us take for granted. This week, I started a three-part series on setting up a successful budget, which will continue for two more Mondays. My other posts from the week talk about ways to stop spending on eating out, home inspections, and fighting off financial stagnation. Be sure to take a look if you missed these! And now, here are my favorites from the week:
Favorites of the Week
- My favorite post this week is from Christian Personal Finance and shows us 6 things we can buy that will pay themselves off in less than a year.
- Money Under 30 shows us how to apply the 80/20 principle to personal finance. David also writes about the connections between financial and physical fitness. Both posts are excellent and to the point.
- A guest post at Frugal Dad from MLR at My Life ROI talks about the three most influential lessons his parents taught him.
- Squawk Fox (recently in a car accident) shows us 14 things you should do before and after a car accident to ensure you’re prepared.
- Jim at Bargaineering talks about the Spend to Save trap that plagues many shoppers looking for great deals.
- At Get Rich Slowly, a guest post discussed the per-diem system of budgeting a reader uses.
- Don’t miss Personal Finance Hour with Jim and J.D. every Monday at 6 PM EST.
- A great resource list this week was Momma’s Blog’s 18 Financial Literacy Websites that aren’t blogs.
- Money Ning hosted the 200th (wow!) edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance – Edition of Mini Acomplishments, which featured my post on 4 Unexpected Expenses You Can Count On.