This week wasn’t bad at all. I’m still crossing my fingers and hoping my web site stays up.
The highlight of this week was having the opportunity to meet a You Have More Than You Think reader in person. The meeting was especially interesting for me because he’s from Sweden. I’m always eager to hear how people from other countries live. It fascinates me when someone makes a point that forces me to question the validity of what I’ve always held as truth. *Shivers*
Alright. We’re talking about personal finance. So without further delay, here are my weekly picks.
Calculating Net Worth: Does Home Value Belong There? by J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy.
I guess it was fate. J. Money’s August 18th (my 28th birthday!) post deals with how to calculate your net worth. Apparently, it’s more complicated than assets – liabilities = net worth. The debate surrounds whether your primary residence should be included in the calculation.
What do you think? Don’t answer that question here. You can find my thoughts on this earth shattering, ground breaking, and mountain moving issue in the comment section of the post.
How to Minimize the Impact of Canceling A Credit Card by Jim Wang @ Bargaineering
I don’t like this new credit card legislation. I’m not convinced credit card companies are going to become any less slimy than they already are as a result of it. For that reason, I’m concerned that those of us who are responsible with credit will have to terminate existing relationships and take our business elsewhere. But there’s a catch: FICO®. How do you cause the least amount of harm to your credit score when canceling a credit card?
Who’s to Blame for Overdraft Charges? by Liz Pulliam Weston @ Ask Liz Weston
I ‘d like you to read the blog post on Liz’s web site. In case you’re pressed for time, I’ll answer the question of who’s to blame for overdraft charges: You’re to blame.
That is all.
Things You Don’t Need to Buy – Reducing Waste by Carla Rose @ Green and Chic
As long as you don’t get carried away, I find that greener living is simpler and more cost effective. Eliminating waste is a surefire way to increase your savings.
Although I’ve gotten more careful about the books I buy, I recently purchased annual subscriptions to Real Simple and Smart Money magazines. They were only $5 a piece. I’ve received four issues between the both of them and haven’t read one. We’ll see how the remaining ten months pan out.
Recognizing You Have A Problem by Mapgirl @ Mapgirl’s Fiscal Challenge
Mapgirl delves into one of the biggest unnecessary drains on our finances. Why is it so difficult to combat disorganization and laziness? For me, every day is a struggle.
Now for a little Arrested Development.
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