Two of my favorite personal finance posts from the past 2 weeks.

Each and every week I am amazed at the amount of personal finance posts that people come up with, so its hard to pick a few that really stand out for me. This past week, even though I was traveling quite a bit, I came across 2 posts that I really enjoyed and wanted to share with other readers.

At Bargain Quest, Alison has her reasons for buying a fake Christmas tree..and I agree! Among her many reasons are the price of trees, the disposal of them after Christmas and the sap and mess that they make. I love real trees, but for me, the real reason that I wish more people would either A. buy fake trees or B. “rent” trees (they are replanted after Christmas) is for the environment. I know Christmas trees are harvested, but still, millions of trees being cut and used for a month is not exactly environmentally sound.

And, over at Five Cent Nickel, FCN has a post up about becoming an Amazon Price Drop Ninja. (great post title by the way). See, Amazon has a refund policy if the price of something you just bought goes down, but most people don’t know about it. So, please, if you buy stuff often from Amazon, be sure to check out this post for more information.

There you have it, a few of my favorite posts from this past holiday week!

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  1. Money Man says:

    In NYC, we have a pretty good Christmas tree recycling program. The sanitation dept picks up your tree after Christmas, chops it up, and turns it into mulch that they spread over ballfields and public parks.

  2. david says:

    Now that is a fantastic idea, I wish more communities would do that instead of just dumping them all in a trash pile. At least then the trees are helping to grow other plants!