2010 has come and gone. Can you believe it? It has been quite a ride. Hopefully the past year was good for you, but if not, here’s to looking forward. The coming year is going to be a big one here on the site, so make sure you stay tuned. I have a lot of interesting ideas that I think will be quite fun going forward. But until then, let’s have a look at this week’s finance link roundup. You might learn something and you’d be a hit at tonight’s New Year’s party when you whip out your new found knowledge.
How to Appeal Your Property Taxes – Are you frustrated that your property taxes are increasing while you know your home value is decreasing? You’re not alone. Thankfully, there are ways you can fight your property tax assessment. It will differ from location to location, but here’s how to get started.
Two Years After the Bank Bailouts: Has Taxpayer Money been Repaid? – After a lot of public outcry we haven’t heard much about all the bailouts from a few years ago. So, what happened to that money? Have we been repaid? Did the bailouts work?
Set Up A Personal Financial Calendar, Get Organized For The Year – The new year is a time for resolutions, so here’s one to kick off 2011 for your finances. Try setting up a personal financial calendar.
one resolution a month – Speaking of resolutions, most people fail. It’s easy to set up grand goals and aspirations, but they usually aren’t reasonable. So, rather than put it all out there on January 1st, how about setting one resolution a month over the next year?
Tips for Investing in Penny Stock Market – My tip is to simply not do it. But if you insist, here are some tips to help you make the most of it.
Bah Humbug! : 3 Ways to Be More Like Scrooge – Wait, why would you want to be more like Scrooge? Well, he did change, and it was for the better. You can too.
What is a Good Credit Score Worth? – We all know a good credit score is important, but just how much is a good score worth? A lot more than you may realize. A poor score could literally cost you hundreds of dollars a month.
10 FREE Financial Services to Help you DOMINATE your Financial New Year’s Resolutions – If you’re in need of a financial turnaround in the new year, you can get started by checking out some free financial services. Free is always good.
Gift Card Gotchas: Problems to Watch Out For – Gift cards can be an easy way to give and receive a gift, but if you aren’t careful they can really get you (or the recipient). Here’s what to look out for.
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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+.