Weekend Rambling – January 19th

Kyle @ My University Money writes How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Residence? - The problem is that residence fees in many parts of the country have risen at incredible rates over the past decade. This disregard for general inflation rates seems to be part of the world of education these days, but I digress.

John S @ Frugal Rules writes Working From Home – A Mom’s Perspective – Working from home has its own set of unique challenges. Add to that being a mother of young children and you have a recipe for a bit of chaos. The key to being effective is having excellent time management and flexibility.

Paul Vachon @ The Frugal Toad writes How to Save Money by Buying a Used Car – Buying a new car is even more expensive than you think. Depreciation in the first year can cause you to be upside down on your loan. Find out why buying used makes cent$.

David Leonhardt @ Self-Help Happiness Blog writes Three rebukes people eagerly give that you should ignore – Get a job? Get a room? Grow up? Here are three very common, almost stereotypical rebukes that we would do better to keep to ourselves – and that you would be best to ignore if they are launched at you.

Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes What is the European Debt Crisis and How Can It Affect You? – Did you catch that bit on the news about the European debt crisis? Bet you wonder what the European debt crisis is and how it affects you? Read on to get your head around it.

KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes Embarrassed to Drive a Used “Beater” Car? I’m not! – Ever worry about what others will think about you when you’re driving a “wreck”? I’m not concerned.

Suba @ Wealth Informatics writes Save $1000 in 30 days challenge – Who couldn’t use an extra $1000? Start the new year with an extra $1000. Here are 30 tips to save $1000 in 30 days, just a month. Spend less an 1 hr a day and save thousands of dollars.

MR @ Money Reasons writes Financial Thoughts Spinning in my Head – Here I’m sharing my current financial thoughts, everything from kids, wealth accumulation and the desire to still have a enjoyable year by spending.

Jason @ Work Save Live writes 5 Things to Consider When Creating a Will – Being a legal declaration, a will is typically made for making dispositions of property to take effect on or after a person’s death. A will is a personalized legal document and can be made for appointing those that one wishes to manage any part of their estate. Specific protocols exist for drafting a will, specific to a country, state, and province and similar areas.

SFB @ Simple Finance Blog writes The Importance of Having an Allocated Spending Plan – What is an allocated spending plan, its benefits and how to set it up

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes What Kind of Returns Can I Expect When Planning for Retirement? – Moving forward, I would estimate a modest 3-4 percent. Let’s say you are 25 years young making $50,000/year. In retirement, you will need to replace 75 percent of your income. You expect 3 percent inflation. How much will you need to save in order to retire by 65 excluding Social Security?

Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes Unraveling the Secret to Building Wealth – You can become wealthy by changing a few simple things. All it takes is a shift in attitude and to make one simple commitment to yourself.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes How Craigslist Has Saved Us Hundreds of Dollars – When we bought our house, we knew that it needed a bit of work. Our house is nicely renovated, but it was built in the 1960s, and had a few issues that were “under the scenes”.

Michelle @ The Shop My Closet Project writes Let’s Invest: A series about non-fiscal investments – I’ve decided to write a series of posts about non-fiscal investments that may or may not effect our money but do have a huge effect on our lives. Once a month I will write about these investments. I’m curious about what you think. This month’s post is about friendship.

Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Debt Can be a Rewarding Motivator: How Will You Use Yours? – What do you think your life would be like if you were given everything you ever wanted? If you had no debt, no significant financial responsibilities, no

Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes My First Video! – Hey guys! I have something super special for you today… My First online video!

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes Stocking the Bomb Shelter: Is Buying in Bulk Actually Worth It? – Buying in bulk may look good on paper, but you need to consider all of the factors before making your decision.

Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes How Fitness Affects Your Finances – Personal fitness has a direct effect on your personal finance life. Letting yourself go can wreck havoc in your personal life so watch out.

Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes The library, not just a sanctuary for books. – Read my take on the library, and let me say that it’s now just a sanctuary for books!

Gary @ Gajizmo writes Credit Union vs. Bank – Weighing the pros and cons of credit unions and banks in relation to your financial goals and needs is essential to choosing who to open an account with. Ideally, we recommend having an account at both, and here’s why!

Jessica @ Budget for Health writes Misleading health claims on food – Is reduced fat peanut butter really better than regular? Learn what tricks you’re falling for with the cleverly-placed nutrition claims on packages.

MMD @ My Money Design writes The Management Skills List – Do You Have What it Takes to Earn More This Year? – Before asking for a promotion, reflect upon this management skills list of characteristics that make up a good manager, and see if you’ve got what it takes.

Jen @ The Happy Homeowner writes Yes, My Boyfriend is Paying Me Rent – My boyfriend recently moved in with me and I am charging him rent. In fact, we’re splitting everything down the middle. Read more to find out why!

Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Fun and Cheap Hobbies You Should Try – The best hobbies are the ones which will not give you additional stress and headache because they are not expensive and are easy on the budget. Another important aspect of hobbies that you should remember is that it should be something you enjoy. Here are some fun hobbies that you might like.

Joe @ Retire By 40 writes Building a dividend portfolio for passive income – One of my financial goals for 2013 is to generate $18,000 from passive income. This isn’t going to be easy because last year we only made $7,742 last year from dividend, rentals, peer to peer lending, and interest.

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