Ten for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012

1. Best and Worst Things to Buy in February
My fave: The iPad!


2. How to Have Anything You Want With No Regrets
I like the reminder that we’re working so hard to have money to live our lives – not to feel guilty about every penny we spend.


3. 5 Things You Should Consider Renting or Borrowing

I wouldn’t mind borrowing camping gear, but a casket…? Not too sure about that one.


4. How Much Should You Save Before Jumping Into Investing?

This is a discussion we’re currently having in our family – the author made some interesting points.


5. Credit Cards: When It’s Safe to Use Them Checklist

Is this silly or smart?


6. Charity is Selfish

Interesting article on our true motivations for giving.  Favorite quote: “For the record, if it’s taken by force, by tax, it isn’t charity”


7. Future of Shopping – Why Does it Matter to the Consumers

I think it’s always a good idea to know what’s in the minds of the marketers who are trying to separate us from our money.


8. 5 Scams You Shouldn’t Fall for in 2012

I don’t know why this one is so hard: “And never give your bank account information to anyone.”


9. 6 Clever Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund

Not a whole lot new here, except for “Divided Earnings.” This phrase is popping up all over the place right now.


10. 10 Hidden Costs & Rules of Pet Ownership

We’re considering a dog for the kids.  The words in the article convinced me we don’t need one, but the pictures convinced me we do…



2 responses to Ten for Tuesday, February 7, 2012

  1. Rent the wedding dress, and buy the tuxedo.

    Hopefully, the bride never get a chance to wear a wedding dress again, but the groom will have many occasions to wear a tux.

  2. Thanks for the shout out, I’m pleased you liked the article.