When I say “New Look Edition” (not New Edition, the boy band from the 80’s) I am talking about two different things – one, I got new hairplugs and they are very fancy, and two I just bought new tight shiny silver jeans. Paying attention yet? Actually, none of the above is true…that I know of. Rather, I think we have the bugs worked out of the new site theme and my weekly roundup has been shaken up a bit. Instead of linking to all 10 members of the M-Network and a whole mess of other sites like I had been doing, from now on I will pick and choose a maximum of 10 links every Sunday. Some will still be from the M-Network and the rest will be others that I found to be of interest. This way I don’t bombard you so many links each week that you might not get through them all. So, let’s see how this works out and please enjoy some articles I particularly enjoyed this week:
My Dollar Plan teaches us about her credit card arbitrage program – and how she manages over $100,000 in “debt” to make money. Not for the faint of heart!
Mrs. Micah talks about picking and choosing charities – and turning down the ones that cold call her at home. We do the same thing.
Frugal Dad talks about keeping a local emergency fund and why it is important. Something for us to think about, as the majority of emergency/short term money is over at INGDirect.
There are a group of people out there so serious about improving their fuel economy that they are swapping data and tricks in order to wring every last MPG out of their cars. Imagine, treating high fuel economy as a competitive sport!
Patrick over at Cash Money Life turns down a counter-offer at his current job after telling them he was leaving. Go see how much the offer was and why money was not the motivating factor to make him stay.
One Caveman’s Financial Journey just paid a stranger to mail him $29 worth of worms. We plan on doing this as well, the minute we move into our house in New Mexico.
Lynnae at Being Frugal has paid off every last drop of credit card debt – and couldn’t be happier. After what looked like a rough year, her and her husband stuck to their guns and worked very hard to pay off their debt. If you need inspiration about paying off yours, be sure to go read this article.
Money Ning talks about the right time to buy a house. I have to agree with him; it’s a good time, but probably not the best time which might be still yet to come.
What would you do if you suddenly found out your spouse was $20,000 dollars in credit card debt and didn’t tell you?
Generation X Finance wants you to get a jump on summer with a bunch of warm weather money saving tips. Ah, summer!