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…