Is it spring or winter? If the 3 inches of snow we received last night is any indication, we’re still in the midst of a terribly long winter. I know I won’t be upset when it finally gets warm, and if we’re lucky, we just might see 4 months of halfway warm temperatures.
But anyway, if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to vote in the poll about what you’re going to do with your tax rebate if you’re getting one. There are some interesting ideas floating around, and it is no surprise that this so-called economic stimulus is going to do little to help put money back into the economy.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for another giveaway next week!
The Importance of an Emergency Fund – With shaky economic times ahead, having some money saved up for an emergency is a good idea. Learn more about the importance of an emergency fund.
The Future of P2P Lending – Lazy Man gazes into his crystal ball to see where P2P lending will be in the years ahead. Where do you think it will be?
Free College Tuition to Soothe the Middle Class Pinch – Are you looking for a little debate and discussion? SVB examines the increasing trend of giving breaks on tuition for working families.
The Seven Financial Predators – Free Money Finance takes a look at Robert Kiyosaki’s new book and highlights the seven financial predators. As much as I don’t agree with a lot of what Kiyosaki says, these are some pretty common sense and accurate things to be aware of.
$10 Sign Up Bonus for Joining Upromise – Who doesn’t like free money? Not only that, but Upromise is a great program to easily save a little bit of money for education expenses.
Who Offers the Best Gas Reward Credit Card? – Gas isn’t getting any cheaper, so one way you can combat the high prices is to earn rewards on your gas purchases. The Sun takes a look at who offers the best gas reward cards.
15 Ways to Make Your 9-to-5 a 10 – Brip Blap has 15 fantastic tips that can help you make the most of your daily routine. There are plenty of things on this list I need to try and take advantage of.
11 Ways to Ease Your Commute – Expanding on the daily grind theme, the Mighty Bargain Hunter has 11 great ideas that can ease your commute. I know that structuring my driving time so that I’m about a half hour before or after the main rush has helped make the drive much easier.
Saving Strategy: Avoid Upgrading Your Housing – Million Dollar Journey brings up some excellent points regarding upgrades to your home. In many cases there is much more to it than just the cost of the upgrade.
Are You Considering a Refinance? – A lot of people have been discussing refinancing lately, and in many cases it could be a wise decision. Here are some things you may want to consider before taking the plunge.
Economic Stimulus Rebate Check Frequently Asked Questions – Even though the government spent $42 million to send communications out about the rebate, there are still many questions that people have.
Thrasher Funds’ GendeX Mutual Fund – Flexo examines a new fund that is geared towards Generation X and Y. It certainly has a unique approach, although there may be better alternatives.
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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+.