I don’t know where this past week went, but it’s Friday already. Not that it’s a bad thing, but when you don’t get all of your work done it is a bit of a bummer. It’s mostly been a lot of behind the scenes work on the site. We’ve moved to a far better server, URL structure was changed, better performance tweaks put into place. So things won’t look all that different, but at the very least you should have a better experience when visiting because of the speed and reliability enhancements.
In addition, I want to remind everyone about the TurboTax giveway I’m running right now. I’m going to be giving away four free copies of TurboTax Deluxe starting Monday and running through Thursday. Entering is as simple as leaving a comment, so give it a shot. After entering the contest be sure to come back here and check out this week’s links.
Saving Money When Dining Out – This is actually something I wrote for the relatively new Allstate Good Hands Community. If you still want to go out to eat but don’t want to break the bank, here are a few tips that can help you save.
A Grocery-Shopping Hiatus: How Long Can You Eat from the Pantry? – Now this is an interesting question. How long could you survive from just what’s in your pantry? If you saw my pantry you’d think we could last a year. But there are plenty of benefits to having a well-stocked pantry. Here’s an in-depth look.
Buying a Vacation/Retirement Home (Part 3) – Last week I highlighted the first part of this series, and Lazy Man is following up with another important post regarding buying a vacation or retirement home.
the worthlessness of net worth – You hear a lot about net worth on finance sites, but Steve isn’t too keen on the calculation. Here’s his take on why net worth really isn’t worth all that much.
Top Canadian Stock Screeners – To my Canadian friends, here is a review of some of the best Canadian stock screeners. If you trade stocks, you’ll need to check these out.
Home Security System Savings – Here is something we’ve been thinking about. We’ve often wondered about getting a home security system, but the costs really outweighed the benefits. Well, here are some ways to save.
How To Use Stop Loss Orders To Lock In A Profit – Buying a stock is the easy part. It’s knowing when to sell that’s the hard decision. After all, that’s where you lock in your profit or loss. So, using a stop loss order can take the emotion out of it.
Are Credit Card Rewards Taxable? – We all love credit card rewards, but here’s an interesting question. Are those rewards taxable?
Expensive Or Not? A Study In Market Value Measures – You’ll hear the media and other bloggers talk about whether the stock market is cheap or expensive. What does that mean exactly? Well, here is your answer.
Google Voice Number Porting: How to & Pros & Cons – Have you tried Google Voice yet? There are an increasing number of fans of the service and many are now looking to port their old numbers. Is it worth it?
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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+.