The Oregon rain set in a little early this year. It’s been wet for the past couple weeks. Today, though, the sun came out. Kris and I spent several hours in the yard trying to reduce the huge mass of limbs and leaves we’ve accumulated in the three years since we bought this house. Tomorrow I may be able to give the lawn one final mow before winter.
Meanwhile, here are some interesting recent posts from other personal finance blogs:
- PFBlogs.org is raising money for financial literacy. This is a great cause.
- JLP reads a report that notes 41 million in the United States can’t afford basics. Like most people, he wonders can be done.
- Jonathan explores a framework for thinking through personal finance. I like mental exercises like this.
- Flexo writes about how to best handle old credit card accounts.
- Nickel has been dealing with a collection agency that decided he owes them money. As a result, he’s been reading all about the fair debt collection practices act.
- Free Money Finance describes how he made millions off a $5,000 investment. I, too, am a big believer in the power of education, and in the value of working hard to reduce the costs.
- The Mighty Bargain Hunter looks at the perennial issue: separate checking accounts, or keep them joint? I disagree with his conclusion…
- No Credit Needed writes about giving yourself a pretend pay cut.
- Trent explains why he’s trying not to buy things for himself. He feels that buying things is selling his future, one day at a time.
- Finally, Jim has nine tips for saving on gas.
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