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Weekly Roundup: Feels Good To Be Back Again Edition

by Shawanda Greene

It’s starting to feel like I’m re-getting the hang of this whole blogging thing. Some times I go weeks, even months, without nary a word written on my blog or tweeted on Twitter.

Now that I’ve started writing again, I’m here to stay. Really. I mean it this time.

Today I just want to share some interesting reads I stumbled across this week (from people who blog more consistently than yours truly. *Hanging my head in shame*)

Squirrelers: Workplace Benefits Changing: What Matters, and What Does This Trend Mean?

A decrease in benefits is a reduction in pay. In this post, Squirrelers discusses which perks really impact your financial well being and which shouldn’t affect you all that much.

Wealth Pilgrim: What Community Property Laws Mean

I’ve been asked whether marrying a bad credit having fiancé will ruin your FICO score. The short answer is “no.” You’re not on the hook for your significant other’s debts acquired before you get married. Upon marriage, your credit report only reflects the obligations you’ve signed for. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t become liable for debts your spouse incurs during the marriage.

It seems like you have to be extra careful when getting married in a community property state.

Invest it Wisely: Why Spending Money on Life Insurance Trumped Building Up the Emergency Fund by Super Frugalette

You can’t take the “personal” out of personal finance. This post demonstrates why you have to look at your own situation to determine the best financial plan for you and your family.

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff: Depending on Others for the Important Stuff is Scary

Indeed it is.

Here Crystal expresses how frustrating it can be waiting for someone to complete a simple task for you, e.g., booking a flight.

I believe people who are frugal and strive to obtain financial independence try to be self reliant in all areas of their lives.

For instance, unless we’re in a close, intimate relationship, I won’t depend on you for a ride to the airport. And, uh, I thank you to not expect any more of me than I do of you.

PF Firewall: Amazon Prime Review – Is It For You?

Lemme tell you something. I LOVE – okay – I frickin’ LOVE Amazon Prime.

Besides the awesome 2-day shipping, there are other perks that come along with the service. PF Firewall goes into what those additional benefits are.

The $79 Amazon Prime membership may be a bit more than you’re willing to pay initially. If you don’t qualify for a free trial and you’re not a student, then get a free 3-month membership when you sign up for the Amazon Mom program.

Alright. That’s all for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Crystal July 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Thank you for the mention! Good luck with absolutely all of your goals!

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Invest It Wisely August 10, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Thanks for including Super Frugalette's guest post, it was a good one. :)

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