Jul 19

Not a new post, I just can across Zen Habits’ The Cheapskate Guide: 50 Tips for Frugal Living. On any list this long of money saving ideas you are bound to come across at least a hendful that may not have occurred to you. If not, well, you may already be living the frugal life.

Kevin at No Debt Plan offers a way to not over pack for your next trip. Hint: It involves a bit of planning. Titled Create a Master Packing List for Travel, it’s one of those “hey, why didn’t I think of this?” ideas.

Flexo’s post at Consumerism Commentary, 10 Purchases That Can Harm Your Credit, raises new and troubling questions. It seems that credit card issuers can lower their opinion of you (read that, Raise your rate, and/or lower your credit) if you make certain purchases, such as purchases at the 99 cent store or Walmart when you are not already a regular there. The downshifting in spending destinations can make you look suddenly frugal. A sudden string of visits to the Spa/Salon can have the same effect, perhaps you’re going to relax from the stress of not being able to handle your debt in the first place. Further link chain leads to a Marketplace story Credit card use is ripe for data mining.

Next, Sheri from Serene Journey guest posted 40 Things To Teach My Kids Before They Leave Home at My Super-Charged Life. A mix of money related thoughts along with many good skills that everyone should know, this is a great candidate to add to my List of Lists.

Looking forward to another week of PF Blogging…..

Joe

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2 Responses to “This week’s Best PF Blog reading”

  1. Jeff@MySuperChargedLife Says:

    Joe – Great gathering of articles here! Thanks for mentioning Sherri’s guest post. It was truly a fantastic article!

  2. Sabrina Bremmer Says:

    Here are some links for understanding the banks:

    7 Page article in The Times on Goldman Sachs
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6907681.ece?token=null&offset=0&page=1

    Article in Rolling Stone on Goldman Sachs
    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/29127316/the_great_american_bubble_machine

    The great American bank robbery:
    http://vodpod.com/watch/2040248-how-to-rob-a-bank

    How banks gained control of America:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-515319560256183936#

    How to fix bad commercial banks that take in money from depositors. Simple. People power. The Dutch brought an arrogant bank to its knees in twelve days:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8323991.stm

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