You may have noticed that there wasn’t a Friday link post last week. I apologize as there were some technical difficulties and parts of my site were down for most of the day. By the time things were back to normal it was well into the weekend. That being said, we’re all moved over to some new and improved hardware so the site should be running faster and more reliably than ever.
In other news, I’ve also started a new hobby and I’m attempting to brew my own beer. As I get the process down and can be sure that it’s possible to make beer at home on a budget, I’ll likely put together a post or two highlighting the process, equipment, and cost and share that here. I have one batch currently underway and another scheduled to begin tomorrow so in about 4 more weeks I’ll be able to taste the results. What I have learned is that while you can indeed brew a batch of good beer for quite a bit less than you can buy, it’s easy to get carried away with equipment. Hopefully I’ll be able to put together a detailed post with photos or even a video post later this year showing how it’s done.
The Prepaid Funeral: Advantages & Disadvantages – Nobody likes to think about their own death, but what about those prepaid funeral arrangements you’ve heard about? Is it worth it to plan ahead and pay for things well in advance? Here’s some detailed information that can help you decide for yourself.
Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers Improved – Good news if you’re looking to buy your first house this year. The tax credit is now even better. Learn about the tax credit, how to qualify, and how much money you can expect.
Extreme Saving When You Are Young: How Much Is Too Much? – Is it possible to save too much money when you’re young? Well, anything is possible. I like to think that everything should be done in moderation. Even doing too much of a good thing can ultimately have a negative impact on other areas of your life.
The Reform in Retirement Accounts That’s Not Coming – It probably goes without saying, but our retirement plan landscape in this country is a mess and it’s primarily because of our also complicated tax code. While there has been talk of reform in this area, I wouldn’t count on any changes soon.
SEP IRA: Self-Employed Retirement Plans – Want to save even more money for retirement as a self-employed individual? The good news is there are some special retirement accounts available to you. One popular option is the SEP IRA. Find out how this can benefit you and your own business.
Technical Analysis & Stock Charts – There are two types of stock research: fundamental and technical. Fundamentals deal with the financials of the company itself, but technical analysis only looks at the stock chart. Which method is best and when should you use them?
New PineCone Research Sign Up Link – PineCone Research is one of the best companies to provide paid surveys. Unfortunately, they only open to new membership a few times a year. Now is one of those times. Learn more about how you can make money by completing online surveys.
Find A Cheap Prescription and Discount Medication Using Medtipster – Health care is expensive, and a large component of that comes from perscription drugs. If you’re looking for cheaper medication, you might want to take a look at Medtipster.
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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+.