1. How to Find Financial Accord
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share a post I came across reminding us how important it is to communicate with your spouse about finances.
2. 10 Mistakes People Make in Debt
I think a better title would have been “10 Mistakes Made by People Who Are in Debt” – the difference being that people who are in debt are usually in that situation for a reason. My favorites: “Thinking they deserve everything even if they can’t afford it.” and “Continuing with the same behavior and feeling powerless.”
3. How to Protect Your Smartphone from Identity Theives and Hackers
I’m choosing to ignore the misspelling in the title of this post because the tips are right on.
4. This Post Will Save You From a Life of Servitude
Okay, so this might not be the best comparison for those of us in Southeast Texas: “Credit card debt is an inescapable condition of life for most people, as much a constant as snow in winter or the sun rising in the east.” Still, the idea of the post is to catch people before they make stupid choices that land them in debt (aka “servitude”). Worthwhile read.
5. Roberts Assails Hollywood ‘Ageism’
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) spoke in front of a congressional panel to complain about “ageism” in the television and movie industry. My questions: There’s a congressional panel? While complaining about the possibility of going on welfare (NOT a joke), did it never occur to Ms. Roberts to possibly find another line of work if she is unable to find work as an actress? You can’t make this stuff up.
6. Are You a Mental Accountant?
Still not sure what a “mental accountant” is, but this post has some good thoughts on the way you think about what you spend.
7. How You Can Build Wealth
Even though I’m not a “young adult,” I’m still assuming I can put this information to use. Interesting discussion on the difference between active and passive income.
8. 20 Best Ways To Save Money By NOT Being Normal
Who wants to be normal when that means being in debt and living paycheck to paycheck? Some interesting tips to use. My favorites: “Get Rid of Your LandLine” and “Save money on your home entertainment.” My LEAST favorite (or ones that I don’t think are worth the effort put into them) are: “Go out to dinner for half price” (I end up spending more money on eating out if I try to buy from groupon.com or restaurant.com) and “Use Ebates when shopping online.”
9. What to Look for in Mutual Funds – Part 1 and Part 2
Excellent (simple) overview of how to judge what mutual funds will be a good investment.
10. Why Ron Paul Says It’s Ok to Feed Kids
Just because we need something political this week, here’s an interesting look at social programs that feed kids.