August 20, 2010, 7:10 am

Financial Ramblings

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Financial Rambling
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I’ve been on vacation since last Monday and I can’t tell you how great it feels 😉

I’m leaving you with some great reads for this week while I am about to leave the house for the Zoo!

1. Starting from scratch is never an easy task. Starting over from point zero posted by Intelligent Speculator can help you achieve your goals, even if you’re starting with almost nothing.
2. Green Panda Treehouse talks about how to get the most bang for your buck in college. This is helpful for those who are applying for colleges and want to know which are the top paying college degrees.
3. The movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’ isn’t just a movie, but it can actually teach us about education and money. Read about it in the Dividend Guy Blog.
4. Teaching Yourself How to Invest in a Downward Economy is one of the best things you could ever learn. Anyone can beat the hard times by knowing how..and taking action.
5. Mr. Cheap of Money Smarts Blog ends then landlord series with Finding New Tenants: Part 5. This covers the repairs, trade off, and of course, the lease.
6. The Contago Killing Commodity ETF is discussed by Preet of Where Does All My Money Go. This is fairly new product. Is it worth a try?
7. Commuting to and from work is never easy, especially if the travel time is long. Canadian Dream shares a post about Making the Commute Easier.
8. Every investor needs good and sound financial advice. The Canadian Capitalist tells us about The Paradox of Financial Advice.
9. Here are 5 Extreme Ways to Go Frugal and Save posted on Financial Highway. I personally wouldn’t go as far as selling my computer, but the first few tips are quite do-able.
10. I wouldn’t like to think of my parents going away, but here’s quite an interesting post by Balance Junkie: Get Your Inheritance Early — And Other Ways Your Parents Can Save Thousands in Taxes in Retirement.
11. I consider myself as my most valuable asset. Thicken My Wallet reconfirms that through The Value of Investing in Yourself.
12. Back to school time! Squawkfox provides a very useful tool in Back to School Tips: Student Budget Planner. This is very helpful for students to manage their budgets.
13. How do you treat your money? Kristina of DINKS Finances says that we should treat money like our marriage. I think this will work great if we treat both money and relationships with the proper attention and care.
14. Where does your money go? Mortgage? Car loan? Debts? Sweating the Big Stuff lists down the 5 Main Money Gobblers.
15. Everyone loves a freebie here and there. How about free prepaid credit cards? Here’s a list of free prepaid credit cards as posted in ptMONEY.

Please also check out The Carnival of Personal Finance #270, the Elvis is Dead Edition.

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