This may be the last post you read from me because tomorrow is the beginning of the end. That is, if you believe in the famed May 21, 2011 doomsday scenario. Me? Well, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. In fact, I’ll probably just spend the weekend getting ready for our upcoming vacation later next week. It’s been a while since taking a little time off to get out of the house and travel, so it should be a nice break. I might have one slot open for a guest post next week, so if you have something let me know. And with that, it’s time for this week’s links.
Why Routine Living Can Leak Your Money – I hate to say it, but my life is pretty routine. Even for someone who is self-employed and works from home, my schedule doesn’t vary much day to day. Apparently this routine can actually cost me a little money.
8 New Financial Words Added to the Dictionary Since the Recession – The recession has been on the top of our minds for a few years now, and some of the things that caused it and have occurred over this time have been extraordinary. Because of this we’ve actually added some new words to the dictionary.
Debt Free and Happy, but Where to Go from Here? – Jason shares his feelings after becoming debt free. You’d think it would be a time of celebration and new opportunity, but as you’ll read, things don’t always change like you think they will.
Use Oil Stocks As A Hedge Against Rising Gas Prices – I’ve been saying this for a few years. Why bitch and moan about the few extra dollars you pay at the pump when you can throw some money at the very companies raking in profits from high gas prices and profit too? It still won’t make four dollar gas sound any better, but you’ll offset that and probably then some.
How to Sell Your House Without a Realtor – A timely article here. At our rental house our tenant has expressed interest in buying the home, so we thought about the big savings that could be realized by not using a realtor. Of course, there are some things to watch out for.
Where The Big Savers Live: Top 20 Most Frugal American Cities – Are you a frugal person? Then maybe you live in one of these cities and share your frugality with your neighbors. Can’t say I’m on that list because I live in a village with a population of less than 1,500 people.
My Risky Private Stock Investment Pays Off… Sort of – Lazy Man talk about his somewhat risky private stock investment. Did it pay off as expected?
Broadband Bandwidth Usage Caps – In a digital age where people are using the internet to do everything from conduct video chats to streaming TV, it’s shocking that many high-speed providers actually have bandwidth caps. And sadly, it isn’t anything new. Read all about 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+.