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Saturday’s Best of the Web Roundup: July 19th, 2008


Wow, there we a ton of incredible posts in the financial arena this week, it was really hard to decide who to include!

Here are some of my favorites:

Mrs. Micah wonders How Foreigners Get Credit in the United States? This is a really good question. It’s one I may even have to explore myself in the future!

The Dough Roller has a magic recipe for Turning Gift Cards Into Cash. I could have used this one last Christmas when I was swimming in cards for restaurants I never go to. If you have gift cards from Christmas that are about to expire or have their balance reduced, then be sure to check this one out.

Brip Blap tells us to forget about work / life balance because it isn’t going to happen. I have to admit, I agree. He offers a unique solution though, so it’s worth a read.

Over at Get Rich Slowly J.D. Roth gives us the lowdown Dirty Secrets of Debt Reduction. He fearlessly flies in the face of the common financial advice that instructs us to pay down our high interest debt first.

Trent over at The Simple Dollar gives us a list of 100 Things to Do During A Money Free Weekend. This is a neat concept, and I’m going to try it out with my family next weekend. As long as it doesn’t kill them, it may become a regular thing!

MoneyNing gives us 7 Reasons Why We Need to Start Budget Tracking Now. Tracking your budget is like investing in the stock market. The best time to do it was yesterday. The second best time is today. It’s hard to break the debt cycle if you ignore where your money is going. Trust me on that one! My budget was one of the first places I started when I finally decided to get control of my money.

Student Scrooge extolls the Benefits of an Online Savings Account. This one I absolutely agree with. I use an online savings account and my interest rate is three points higher than all of my friends and family’s rates at their normal banks.

Carnivals that I was involved in

Carnival of Financial Planning

Carnival of Personal Finance #161

Carnival of Debt Reduction – Gazelle Intense Edition

That’s it for this week’s Best of the Web Roundup. Here’s wishing you blue skies and cheaper gas! See you on Monday 🙂

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