The customary weekly roundup
With some busy times ahead I certainly hope I can keep up my writing schedule. I’ll obviously do my best but I apologize in advance should I drop to two posts Monday through Friday. Hopefully It won’t come to it.
Good news, I’ll be hosting the Money Hacks Carnival #25 here at The Personal Financier this Wednesday. I’ve gone through many good posts and I think you’ll find this edition very informative and interesting.
In accordance with my new initiative I’ll be linking to articles published this past week in leading news and magazines. I hope you find these articles interesting:
- The Price Is the Same; It’s the Size That Shrinks @ NY Times – This article discusses the painful subject of shrinking packages while pricing remains the same. The best solution is to add another price – a per weight unit price, for example.
- 25 Ways to Save More Each Month @ Yahoo! Finance – A good list of 25 tips and reminders on how to save more.
- Guru Insights @ Forbes.com – A wealth of knowledge and analysis in Forbes’ Guru Insights section.
On to carnivals:
The Carnival of Personal Finance: City Slickers Edition was hosted by Squawkfox. This time my two recommended posts are retirement related:
- How to Tell if You Have a Bad 401k Plan @ Generation X Finance – A good post on a very important subject.
- Canadian RRSP Vs. U.S. 401(k) Retirement Account Comparison @ Quest for Four Pillars - A good comparison between the two plans.
The Festival of Frugality #137 was hosted by Frugal Homemaker Plus. Here are my favourite posts:
- Identify, Defend Against Upselling & Cross-Selling @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity – Good advice on identifying and avoiding common sale techniques. It is very hard to develop the skill and immunity to resist these. Know your financial enemies.
- Fun Family Vacations (That Don’t Cost an Arm and a Leg!) @ Daddy Financials – A good in depth post on saving on vacations.
The Money Hacks Carnival #24 was hosted by Greener Pastures. I especially enjoyed the following posts:
- Sneaky Credit Card Trick #7 – High Cash Advance Fees & Rates @ Fire Finance – So far 10 sneaky credit card tricks were listed by Fire Finance and I believe these should be memorized by smart consumers.
- The Perfect Dividend Stock @ Dividends 4 Life – presents a good discussion of dividend stock investing and also discusses particular examples.
More from fellow personal finance bloggers:
- Balancing Personal Principles and the Bottom Dollar: The Cost of Healthier Food Choices @ The Simple Dollar
- My TV is Eating out My Brain @ the Financial Blogger
- Do-It-Yourself Landscaping Can Save Thousands @ Get Rich Slowly
- The 100th edition of the Festival of Stocks @ Fat Pitch Financials
- Carnival of Financial Goals #9 @ Credit Withdrawal
- American Economics Blog Carnival @ Stuck in Traffic
- Carnival of Money Stories #71-Wander Around The World With Me @ Value for Your Life