Later today, I hope to share a lost classic from the 1970s: The Incredible Secret Money Machine. For now, however, here are highlights from the past week around the Money Blog Network.
“Major in English if you want,” writes the Mighty Bargain Hunter. Don’t follow the money — follow your dreams. If you’ve been reading GRS for a while, you won’t be surprised that I love the final paragraph of this piece:
Advice is almost never one-size-fits-all, and certainly choosing a major is not one-size-fits-all. But there certainly are better choices for us individually, and it’s up to us to figure them out for ourselves.
Remember: Do what works for you!
JLP at All Financial Matters does something that most personal finance bloggers don’t: he sits down with a spreadsheet from time-to-time and runs the numbers on various personal finance scenarios. This week he decided to take a look at the annual return on investment needed to turn $1,000 into $1,000,000. Stuff like this is academic, of course, but I still find it fun.
At No Credit Needed, NCN played with some numbers of his own. He’s been trying to teach himself about taxes, so he’s created a table to help himself understand effective tax rates for 2007. “Our tax system is very, very, very difficult to understand,” he writes. ”I would prefer a flat-tax or a national sales tax – if only for the sake of simplicity.”
- Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity recently wrote about how to put your personal finances on autopilot. This topic is becoming popular with many folks, including me. As I continue to move toward paperless personal finance, I’ll keep you updated on my progress.
- Nickel has some frugal gift-giving strategies.
- At Consumerism Commentary, Flexo shared 10 easy ways to save money without much effort. But the post I really liked at CC came from Sasha, who wrote a rant against social multitasking. “Be where you are,” she says. I could profit from heeding her advice.
- Finally, Free Money Finance has some thoughts after taking his car to the dealership.
As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ll be taking some time off around the Thanksgiving holiday. I have some guest posts lined up and ready to go. I plan to finish a couple things for Monday and Tuesday, but then I’ll be scarce around here.
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