JLP’s Weekly Roundup (Week of September 24, 2007)

Here’s a quick look at some of the posts from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond over the past week:

NCN continues his 33-day series. Day 22 is aboutemergency funds. Wow! $20,000 seems like a lot of money to just be sitting in a bank account earning interest.

MBH’s thoughts on Maxed Out – I wasn’t too fond of it.

J.D. talked about Freegans, which are basically freaks who go through other people’s trash in order to find food. – Disgusting! I think this borders on insanity.

Here’s an FMF guest post with strategies for saving money on travel.

Nickel talks about why he and his wife are switching to Bank of America’s money market account.

Flexo highlights some of the relief that college students will get from a new bill that was passed. – This is great and all but it fails to address why college is so freakin’ expensive to begin with!

Jim wants your thoughts on the United States’ deficit. – Yeah, it’s bad but I got to say that Clinton’s rosy outlook on the debt came prior to both the tech stock bubble and 9/11. Let’s face it, elected officials are HORRIBLE money managers!

Tricia mapped out her strategy for saving money on heating costs this winter. – Sometimes it’s nice living in area where the coldest temperatures during winter are in the 20s and 30s for lows and the 40s and 50s for highs. Though, I do miss winter.

BluntMoney likes the Scanalizer she won here on AllFinancialMatters. – That’s cool!

The Digerati Life takes a look at the causes and the consequences of the subprime mortgage snafu.

Lastly, here’s Meg’s top tips for accumulating easy wealth.

That’s it for this week. Enjoy!

By the way…

I would like your opinion. How many links would you like in each week’s roundup? I have a ton of blogs in my blog roll but not nearly enough time to link to all of them each week. I think roundups should stay at or around 10-15 links. Is that too many or too few?

6 thoughts on “JLP’s Weekly Roundup (Week of September 24, 2007)”

  1. Fewer links is better – please filter out just the most worthy links for your readers.

    Besides, if we wanted to read those blogs every week, we would be subscribed to them (and many of us already are, which makes the repetition less useful)

  2. 10-15 links is just about right. It only takes a few seconds to skim over the list to see if I’ve missed anything that looks interesting.

    You’re right about the student loan bill not solving the problem of rapidly rising college costs. Unfortunately, that bill is one of the reasons costs keep outpacing inflation! When students have more money available for college, colleges respond in turn by raising their fees, tuition, and housing costs.

    Most colleges are not conspiring to charge more, price increases happen naturally when customers have more money.

    If students had fewer loan and grant options, they would shop around more and colleges would have to respond by running more efficiently or giving students a really good reason for paying more of their hard earned cash.

  3. I think around 10 is just right. I, personally, prefer links to interesting articles on smaller/growing PF blogs since I already have several of the larger PF blogs on my blog roll.

  4. I think 10 is a good number. More than that and I start skimming and only click a few. By the way, thanks for the mention!

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