Sunday Money Roundup – Fall Is Definitely Here Edition.

After living so long in Los Angeles, we forgot what it was like to have a true change of seasons. I grew up on the east coast and my wife in the midwest, so we know what fall is supposed to look like – and now we are seeing it again. The leaves are all turning yellow and the temps are steadily dropping at night. While looking forward to winter, I am nervous about dealing with snow again! While I go shopping for a snow shovel, here are 10 articles that caught my eye this past week. Enjoy…

Don’t Feed The Alligators talks about the difficulties he faced when trying to move $44,000 out of a Money Market Fund and into a checking account so that he could pay the balance on a credit card being used for arbitrage. What a brave, brave soul!

Cash Money Life has a review of Blockbuster vs. Netflix and a Netflix Coupon Code for a free trial.

Money Ning is getting ready to become a full-time blogger, and has a checklist up of all the things he needs to get done before jumping in. Great advice for any of you looking to “go pro”.

Yielding Wealth talks about Bush’s speech the other night and says it’s business as usual – “More credit and more debt for everyone“. Isn’t that what got us into trouble in the first place?

Moolanomy has advice for where you can sell used books for cash. You know you have some you don’t need anymore!

Everybody Loves Your Money has a great article up titled “Responsible Citizens Being Dragged Down By the Reckless” and I could not agree more.

Gather Little By Little gives advice on how to sell your home fast, even in this market. I would think a lot of people could use this advice, that’s for sure.

Frugal Dad changes things up at home by removing the “chore chart” that was determining allowances. I am a big believer in giving kids an allowance to teach them some responsibility and not tying it directly to chores, but I also would expect my kids to help out around the house because they are members of the family. My parents separated allowance from chores, and I plan on doing the same.

Mrs. Micah has found some places online where you can get free voicemail accounts. So if you don’t like giving out your number to certain people, you can use one of these accounts.

Squawkfox has a good post up on how to buy a beginner digital camera. If you are in the market, check it out…

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  1. Patrick says:

    I lived in Texas for quite a few years and there really wasn’t a changing of the seasons there either. Now that I live in OH, it is much more pronounced, and I like it. 🙂

  2. Mrs. Micah says:

    Lots of handy stuff you can do with the free voicemail. Some people use it when they take web surveys, for instance. Thanks for mentioning it!

    Glad you’re getting the fall. One of my English profs grew up in CA and when she moved to the East Coast sometime in her 40s she said she suddenly understood seasonal poetry so much better. She hadn’t understood the subtlety of it all, only seen pictures or visited places for a day or two of spring/fall.

  3. Miranda says:

    Thanks for the mention!

    I also enjoy reading the other posts. These round-ups are always so valuable — on several levels.

    I love autumn. It’s my favorite season. Glad to hear that you enjoy it, too!