Interesting Links for October 10, 2009

by Kevin on October 10, 2009

Hey readers, I’m back! I’ve had an interesting last two weeks. I ran a couple of guest posts last week as I gave myself the week off from blogging.

Earlier this week I came down with what I think was the flu and was out of commission for several days. This put me behind at work which reduced the amount of time I could spend blogging.

I’m back, feeling good, and ready to rock starting next week. In the mean time I haven’t done a round up of some great personal finance articles in a long time.

Here’s a list that should keep you busy for a while.

Has anyone ever made fun of you for being frugal? Blogger Budgets are Sexy asked for people to give him examples of times they have been made fun of. You can read a lot of funny responses here including one from yours truly.

Ever wonder how much a specific sandwich costs to make (at home)? Wonder no more. I present to you the Sandwich Calculator.

Ever heard someone seriously rock out on an accordion? Yea, me neither. Until now.

Mrs. Micah challenges your thinking on home ownership, interest, and your true return on “investment” in purchasing a home.

Cash Money Life shares a list of the top 10 consumer complaints, then offers some advice on how to avoid the worst ones.

Ever want to do a comparison of bank fees to see who really has the lowest fees? Don’t worry, Being Frugal just did that for you.

For all the bloggers and entrepreneurs out there — you need to know how to be a good source for writers and reporters.

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs are all the rage. They save energy and pay for themselves over time. One minor detail: they are filled with mercury, so if they break you have a potential hazard on your hands. Here’s how to clean up a broken CFL.

A great post by Bible Money Matters about 10 habits of the perpetually broke.

Fiscal Geek reminds us that has the temperature drops outside we need to keep an eye on our tire pressure. Driving on tires with low pressure is a sure fire way to kill your tires fast.

Studenomics reminds us not to be financial losers.

Green Panda Treehouse has an awesome post about comic book characters and personal finance lessons. Awesome.

PT Money has a fantastic article — are you relying too much on the future you?

Man vs. Debt tells credit card companies exactly where they can stick their credit card rewards. I disagree, but to each his own.

Free From Broke recently moved and offers 10 moving tips they learned.

Speaking of moving, have you considered using Google Street View to look at your potential new home?

My Two Dollars gives some tips on how to find the best airfare.

Frugal Dad is saving up an entire year’s worth of entrepreneur’s expenses. I love this move — and good luck moving forward!

MoneyNing gives us how to stop splurging.

Gather Little by Little offers some alternative ways to get to work. I’ve written about scooters in the past. I love the idea.

Debt Free Adventure closed and shredded his credit cards. There is a really interesting conversation going on in the comments.

Jim from Bargaineering has an interesting piece that breaks down how players get paid for winning and losing the World Series. The losers end up getting 66% of the amount the winners get — still not a bad day at the office!

Estate planning is really important. Moolanomy says there are four estate planning documents that you need now.


Patrick October 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Glad o hear you are feeling better! And thanks for the mention. 🙂

Four Pillars October 10, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Welcome back – thanks for linking to my street view post.

FFB October 11, 2009 at 7:53 am

That’s some list of posts! I have some Sunday reading to do. And thanks for the mention.

J. Money October 13, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Glad to see you’re back! And that u enjoyed the article 🙂 happy healthy week.

Phil October 14, 2009 at 10:57 am

Thanks for including me, Kevin. Welcome back! Glad you’re feeling better.

Matt Jabs October 26, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Just now making it over to say thanks for the link.
Cheers man.

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