While you’re waiting for the game to begin later today, why not enjoy some good personal financial reading from my fellow bloggers?
Money Help For Christians started the week for me with 10 Tips For Knowing When To Refinance A Mortgage (with Free Mortgage Refinance Worksheet). Some basic, but important advice you should read if you have a mortgage and are considering a refinance.
At CoupleMoney, Elle asks (and answers) What is Amortization for Mortgages? It’s a great topic, one I obviously never tire of. Understanding how mortgages work will help you use them to your maximum advantage, keeping your interest enpenses as low as possible, and paying the mortgage of early if you wish.
My currently snowed-in tweep Mrs. Micah knows What is the Difference Between Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft. Why doesn’t the press? It seems that in all the hype, much of the data presented includes a simple credit card theft as Identity Theft. Give this article a read to really understand the difference.
The Smartest 401(k) Book You’ll Ever Read? Uh, nope, and The Financial Buff Tells us why. Too bad, 401(k)s are often misunderstood, and not used to their potential. Bad books on the topic don’t helf any of us any more than those who give out bad advice.
Craig at Money Help For Christians also wrote 101 Ways To Improve Your Marriage Money Relationship. Before you skip it, perhaps thinking that your not interested in being preached to or hearing about some bible approach to money, I read the list. The atheist should skip three of the 101, but not ignore the rest.
The Debt Hawk offered some House Buying Tips: Buy A Home Below Your Means. No argument from me. Nice thought packed into a brief article, but a big enough concept that it takes a book (such as “Stop Acting Rich”) to really discuss this otherwise simple concept.
Mike at The Oblivious investor uncovered 8 Lazy ETF Portfolios. An interesting read, I feel compelled to go back and review it very slowly. One portfolio stands out in this list, Harry Browne’s Permanent Portfolio which advocates 25% gold, and only 25% in stock. Note, Mike doesn’t recommend any one of these, just offers them as examples with comment on each. A good article to close out another week of great reading.
Go Team! (I’m not choosing.)