By Kevin M
It’s been one of those long, involved weeks in my corner of the universe, and though I’ve been planning all week to post only the second Friday Round Up ever on this site, it’s taken me nearly the whole day to pull it off.
And I’m really glad I did because there’s some really incredible stuff out there that’s well worth the read. Below are some of the material I thought to be top notch this week.
Check out Passive Income – How to Supplement Your Retirement at Canadian Finance Blog. Economic recovery or no, I think this will be crucial issue in the coming years as jobs offer less security than at any time in recent history.
Lakita at Personal Finance Journey brings us don’t miss Interview with Peter Anderson, founder of Bible Money Matters. In one of her comments she mentions Peter was “…the obvious choice for the FIRST interview here on Personal Finance Journey.” She’s setting a high bar on the interview circuit, but for those who have been following her site and her comments around the web, we can expect a continuation of superior content in the years ahead.
The (Dead)Beat Generation from Len Penzo takes a serious look at the impact of abdication on the mortgage foreclosure epidemic. Len’s guest author takes aim at those who opt for “strategic default” and an excellent comment thread follows.
Wojo at Fiscal Fizzle has begun a new tell all series about his experience in buying a new car with Our One-Car Experiment and Car Decision. Now that the typical middle of the range car costs as much as a house used to, following his struggle is time well spent for us all.
Matt at Steadfast Finances opens up the prospect of what could be accomplished by leveraging big numbers in What Industry Could You Bankrupt if You had 400 Million Users? I won’t give away the ending on this post, but the power of numbers is always fascinating, and somehow it seems finding that kind of leverage is at the heart of making real money.
Paul at Fiscal Geek is offering something EVERYONE of us can use in Start your own Paper Investing Portfolio for Free. He presents a video that’s well worth the time, and the price isn’t to hard to take either!
Kyle at Suburban Dollar qualifies for Best Post Title of the Week in Are you Sure you Want to be Your Own Boss? Most of us are pretty sure we’d be perfectly suited to running the business we work in—or at least some business, somewhere, but are we really sure about that? There are some critical questions here that need to be considered before we ever take the plunge.
Jason at One Money Design offered Options if You Can’t Pay Your Income Taxes this week. Since I prepare income taxes seasonally, this one is near and dear to my heart. Jason details enough suggestions on how to address this troubling issue in a common sense manner that should take some of the panic out of it.
Speaking of income taxes, Ben at Money Smart Life covers the pit falls of an old favorite around this time of the year in Tax Refund Loans – Costs & Alternatives. Ben doesn’t really like them (and neither do I), but he goes a step further in telling us how to avoid them.
Some of the best topics in the personal finance web are coming out of Online Investing AI, where Matt takes on a subject that has almost universal appeal. In Signs of a Legitimate Work-from-Home Job he provides some direction in separating the real opportunities from the scams masquerading as the real thing. This is a problem that’s all too common, but this post is a good place to investigate before starting the search.
There’s a bunch of other great stuff out there, and I only wish there was time and space to include it all.