The Best of Finance Blogosphere: Weekly Roundup for Apr 07-14, 2007

I read some really good blog posts this week out there in the personal finance blogosphere. Here is a roundup of my favorite posts.

Sun @ Sun’s Financial Diary has a very interesting post about How Soon Can You Triple Your Money and How to Triple it?. Applying it to our holdings, I think our money in the 401K will triple in a little over 10 years, and if the real estate market back in the home town remains hot, we will likely triple our investment there much faster! Sweet :)

My Mint has an 7-step suggestion for what you should do financially after graduating from college in the article Graduated? Now what do you do about your Finances?. From the article - "By being aware of where you stand financially, you can better plan where you should go next". That’s some excellent advice right there.

If you still haven’t done the taxes and are going to spend the weekend scrambling to get it done in time, Generation X Finance has a neat article titled For a Good Time Call 1-800-829-1040 about tips for getting some free tax advice. (“Good time”? Seriously?)

This next one is not for you if you have a history of getting in trouble with the law :) Goldguru @ Money, Matter and More Musings has a neat little post about How To Generate *Valid* Credit Card Numbers. If you ever wondered how the credit card companies come up with these numbers, you should definitely stop by to read this post!

I came across some great posts about frugal living this week. Here are some that I really liked. In What Does It Mean to Be Frugal When You’re Wealthy? @ The Frugal Law Student, Brett has some very interesting perspective about the choice of a frugal lifestyle when you are no longer forced to adopt one out of need. I highly recommend this post and the reader comments there!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate shares tips for Throwing a Birthday Party Fit for a Princess-On a Budget!. A very detailed post of the whole planning of an extravagant party, that cost (drum roll, please…) all of $51.50! Check it out!

Not made of money has a nice article about 10 Things You Can Re-Use To Save Money. I don’t like articles about frugality that propose being cheap to save a few dimes and quarters, but I think this post maintains a decent balance and some of the tips are really neat.

SVB @ The Digerati Life has a neat post about 5 Ways to Survive A Volatile Stock Market. From the article – “Beyond this myopic view, we’ll also have to take a step back and see our household’s big picture and consider the risks we’re taking with my spouse’s fledgling startup business. This will be a good time to check how we can evaluate our overall finances against his entrepreneurial visions.” Some very sensible discussion here – check it out.

Are you sick and tired of the debate of whether to pay off the highest interest rate debt first or the lowest balance debt first? Well, here is an alternative for you! Stephanie @ Poorer Than You presents Alternate Debt Snowball Theory: How Annoyed Are You? Check it out.

And now for the list of Carnivals and Festivals for the week.

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Sun said...

Thanks for the mention, :) And tripling your money in 10 years is even sweeter!

Golbguru said...

Thanks for the mention and the link and thanks for putting together the roundup.