Weekly Roundup: A Halloween Visitor Edition
Is it a spooky ghoul coming to visit us this Halloween night? A scary zombie? A sleeping baby? Wha?
Yep, our nephew, and his parents, are coming to visit tonight through tomorrow. He’s a little over one-year-old, and unfortunately they’ll be getting in too late to go trick-or-treating, but at least we get to see him without having to drive to PA (or share him with our in-laws). When we go to PA to visit relatives, there’s always so many people at both my parents’ and Stacie’s houses that we never get much quality time with any one person, including our nieces and nephew.
So onto the roundup:
From the Personal Finance Network:
- Blunt Money shares 101 ways to reduce your spending and keep more of your money.
- MoneyNing warns us about possible credit card scams.
- Four Pillars has an excellent business plan for using barcodes. If it’s not in use already, I think he should patent it. Also, he has a new blog: ABCs of Investing.
- Squawkfox has a very appropriately-time list of 10 last minute Halloween costumes.
From my Personal Finance Reader List:
The list seems long, but I have a lot of finance sites in my reader!
- Ask Mr. Credit Card asks us if we should charge your children interest on money you “loan” them.
- The Frugal Duchess gives 11 tools for teaching kids about money.
- Money Blue Book teaches us how to calculate our net worth.
- No Credit Needed walks us through the 10 things that we’ll experience on our road to debt freedom.
- Frugal Dad warns us about dealership “vehicle buyback” programs. You need to investigate the math on these offers!
- Lazy Man gets up off his rear and explains the five questions he asks before making a purchase.
- Blueprint for Financial Prosperity shares 50 financial skills every person needs to know. As for “Day Trading”, I think you need to know the dangers of trying to time the market.
- Money Grubbing Lawyer warns us about those terrorist kids. I honestly wouldn’t have thought that burglars would use their kids to scout the place, but criminals will go to any length.
- And finally, The Digerati Life gives us 8 tips for first-time home buyers entering this crazy market.
Here’s a sampling of some articles I deemed good enough to “tip”:
- 29 Steps I Took to Leave the Workforce at Age 29
- Bamboozled: The Social Security Lie
- The Age of Entitlement?
- 10 Simple Ways to Feel Rich Without Materialistic Means
- Is The Us Becomming A Socialist State?
- Why I Rent Instead of Own a Home
- 40 simple ways the web can save you big money
Happy Halloween everyone!