The weeks of the pregnancy are flying by like hotcakes. I can’t believe there’s only three months to go before the little guy gets out! I’ve been spending a lot of time working to get our home ready for the baby. There’s an amazing amount of stuff to get done!
Okay – let’s talk finance. As usual, I search the Internet all week long for the best of the best in personal finance. Here’s this week’s run-down of sizzlers:
- Get Rich Slowly clued us in on a new feature at Credit.com called the Credit Report Card. It’s free, and it gives you a great rundown of where you stand with your credit.
- Walmart is apparently teaching financial institutions some bad habits, says Money Ning. Here’s what happens when you try to be ‘all things.’
- I’m not a sexist – I just think we have to accept and work within our differences. Shrinkage is Good shows us how men and women handle money differently.
- Tough Money Love proposes that Cash for Clunkers was a waste for taxpayers. He makes a very compelling argument, and new data coming out seems to back up this view.
- An interesting post from Five Cent Nickel teaches us how to use Google Search to save money. Very unique set of tips!
- If you travel a lot and/or want to save money when you do, a must-read is this guide from Kiplinger with 21 secrets to saving on travel.
- Another goodie from Money Ning asks us to ponder how to trust someone – considering what the advice-giver would do in your situation.
- J.D. hits it twice this week with another post on Get Rich Slowly, discussing the importance of goals as a gateway to financial success.
- I found two great posts from Wise Bread this week. The first talks about five reasons to use your outdoor furniture indoors – great if you have kids. The second discusses how storage units are not a good solution – Amen!
- Len Penzo presents the 7 deadly sins of personal finance. Take your sense of humor with you, and you might learn something!
- Bible Money Matters busts the popular myth that saving prevents you from somehow living ‘in the moment.’ Learn how saving for tomorrow improves today. Another great post from Money Matters this week talks about the 10 attributes of the perpetually broke.
- Last, but not least, Leo Babauta flexes his minimalist muscles in this guide to minimalist money, posted at Get Rich Slowly.
As always, there are some great personal finance carnivals to check out if you’re looking for more reading. Here are a few I participated in over the last two weeks:
- The 85th Money Hacks Carnival at The Dough Roller
- The 224th Carnival of Personal Finance at My Life ROI
- The 225th Carnival of Personal Finance at Studenomics
That’s it for today – have a happy and healthy Columbus Day weekend! I’ll leave you this week with another inspirational quote:
“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson