Sunday Money Roundup – New (Old) Jeep Edition.

OK, so it’s new to me, but still…last week I took delivery of my new ride, a 1995 Jeep YJ Rio Grande Edition. It has been totally rebuilt and restored and is in amazing condition for Jeep this old. I had an older CJ years ago that was a piece of garbage, but this thing is practically brand new. After going back and forth on buying a new car or buying used, I decided on used for 2 reason – 1. cost (paid cash) and 2. less environmental impact of used versus new. I certainly didn’t need a new car as I work from home, so I bought myself a good, solid Jeep to get me around and to have some fun this summer with. Cannot wait to take the top off of it in a few months! On to the roundup…

Jeff from Good Financial Cents has 5 budget pitfalls to avoid in 2009. Number 3 was always my downfall!

Money Ning gives out some advice on what to do when you lose your wallet. It’s always good to know these things ahead of time, so be sure to commit them to memory.

The Digerati Life has a guest post contributer with some tips about how to work full time while going to college. I got lucky in that I didn’t have to work, but I can see how it would be difficult to manage everything at once!

Patrick from Cash Money Life has a review of the discount broker Zecco. Sounds like a pretty good one if you need one!

Green Panda Treehouse has some thoughts on what everyone should know about handling finances during these economic times.

Madison from My Dollar Plan has the lowdown on how long you need to keep your records – everything from tax forms to car service records, it’s all here.

Four Pillars has an interesting article up about investing the down payment for your house in the stock market. Sounds pretty scary to me, and definitely not something we are doing with our down payment fund, especially right now!

Almost Frugal talks about drastic frugality. Hey, tough times need drastic changes, so be sure to take a look at this list.

Emily from Remodeling This Life helps those of you with house envy by telling you to Love Where You Live. I could not agree more – always wanting what someone else has is a recipe for a let down!

Antishay Ventenne asks a question many of us think – “What Rights Should Debtors Have?” Talk about a tough question, as it depends on so many variables. Shanti gives us her thoughts on the question and some of the variables…

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  1. Jeremy says:

    Welcome back to the Jeep brotherhood!

    I used to be real big into Jeeps, was in some clubs, ran some jeep sites, etc. Good times.

    I actually still have my jeep, but it is parked in my garage and hasn’t moved in 3 years 🙁 Needs a new transfer case and front driveshaft among other things.

    It’s a 1999 TJ, 33″ tires, about 5″ lift, and only has about 50,000 miles on it. One of these days I’m going to spend a few weeks in the garage and get it back on the road. There is honestly nothing better than cruising around in the summer with the top and doors off.

  2. david says:

    Thanks Jeremy! Only 50,000 miles huh? You need to get that back on the road for summer; I cannot wait till warm weather. 🙂

  3. Jeremy says:

    Yeah, I got it back in college (stupid waste of money at the time). But living in or around campus, I rarely drove, so the miles never piled up, and the transfer case exploded on the trip to our new house across the state, and once it found the garage, it just sat.

    But just thinking about summer makes me want to get to work on it now. Might have to hit up craigslist to search for parts 😀

  4. Green Panda says:

    Thanks for the mention! I wish I has the article working full time while going to college, would’ve helped. It took me a bit to find balance.

  5. david says:

    I will be waiting for pics once you get it outside… 😉

  6. Patrick says:

    The Jeep looks like fun! Have a great time with it! 🙂

  7. chris says:

    I have a 1994 Jeep Wrangler I bought new (and paid off in 6 months). I will never get rid of that car – it is built like a tank and runs very reliably. Excellent value for you money in those older models.

  8. David says:

    Glad to hear that Chris!

  9. thanks for the link! And congrats on your new (old) jeep- I had one when I was living in the US, and still miss it!