It is finally here. The long-awaited fantasy football draft for the 2008 season is this Sunday. After last season, I have a little revenge I need to take care of, so it will be fun. Of course, this is just the first draft of many in the coming week, but this one is the most important. Usually this draft ends up being about a 400+ mile round trip just to spend a few hours picking football players, but things worked out perfectly and a friend from high school is getting married this weekend, and the wedding just happens to be pretty close to where our draft is held. So, I get to kill two birds with one stone.
In other news, I was also looking for a guest post or two for next week. I have a really busy schedule at work and rather than kill myself trying to get everything done myself, I figure this would be a good opportunity to let someone else fill one or two of the gaps. So, if you have an idea for a guest post, just contact me and we’ll see if it’s something that will work.
Comparing Different Types of Health Insurance Policies (PPO, HMO, and Indemnity Plans) - Are you as confused by the different types of health insurance plans as most people? Each type has various benefits and drawbacks, so knowing which kind you have, or what to look for when buying a new plan can help you get the most for your money.
Avoid These Unhealthy Kid Foods -There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to food, and manufacturers do their best to market their product to kids. Unfortunately, there is a lot of unhealthy foods out there that you should avoid giving to your child. The Sun has some examples and alternatives.
Leaving the Workforce at 29: Where Do I Go From Here? – Would you like to leave the workforce at 29? I don’t think many people could argue with that, but it is a significant life changing decision and it isn’t always easy.
Preventing Investment Mistakes: Ten Risk Minimizers -There is a lot of talk about risk in the markets today, and when people start losing money, they think they are taking on too much risk. Well, that may not be entirely true, but here are 10 ways you can minimize how much risk you’re taking on.
Investment Management Tips To Help You Stay The Course With Your Portfolio – The markets are volatile this year, there is no way around that. Smart investors will tune out the noise, while others will make drastic changes trying to weather the market. Here are some tips to help you stay the course.
The Psychology of Money – Most people think of money in terms of numbers, how much you have, and how much you spend. It seems like a simple concept, but money is actually a very psychological topic. Here is a good article that touches on the psychology of money.
NCUA Insurance Coverage: Protecting Your Credit Union Deposits – You’re probably aware of FDIC and SIPC insurance, but what about NCUA? It is similar to FDIC, but this insurance protects your credit union deposits. Find out the limits and what accounts apply for this coverage.
Save Money at Restaurants – If you still find yourself eating out, you should at least try to save money doing so. I rarely go out to eat, but if I did, I’d be sure to take note of these tips by Lazy Man.
Why You Should Never Put Credit Cards Before the Mortgage Payment – Seems like common sense, right? You’d think so, but you hear a lot of stories about people who fall behind on their mortgage, while somehow staying current on credit cards. Whether it is the pestering phone calls credit card companies make, or the smaller minimum amount due, don’t let this stop you from keeping up with your mortgage!
Best Credit Cards for College Students: Charge Wisely & Build Your Credit History – Most college students are headed back to school this week or next week, and the campus will be littered with credit card offers and promotions. While it can be a great idea to get a card to start building credit in college, students should choose wisely to make the most of it.
The Truth About Passive Income – Who wouldn’t want to make money without doing much, if any work? That’s the idea of passive income–to let your assets or investments do the work for you. Well, brip blap has 8 real ways you can put passive income to work for you, even if there is a bit of a catch.
$7,500 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit – I sure with this credit was available three years ago when we bought our house. Find out if you qualify for the credit, and learn how it works over at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.
Simple & Cheap Ways to Prepare Summer Vegetables – Even though we’re winding down August, there are plenty of summer vegetables to take advantage of. In fact, we have more tomatoes in our garden than we know what to do with, but it is an amazing treat this time of year. Heidi has some tips for ways to prepare and use some of the summertime delights.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.