July 18th, 2011

Monday Roundup: Five Ways to Take the Bite out of Back to School Shopping

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Personal Finance News

  • Five Ways to Take the Bite out of Back to School Shopping. Last year, the National Retail Federation estimated that each family of school aged children would spend an average of $606.40 per family. MoneyNing
  • Save More With a Little Help From Your Friends. We get by with a little help from our friends, and we should budget with a little help from our friends too. Savvy Sugar
  • 9 Ways to Save Money! If I can save even $5 it would make my day a lot better. I have learned to shop for discounts, use my personal resources, compare prices, and ask for deals. Dinks Finance
  • 2 Questions to Ask Before Renting Out Your Spare Room. Renting out a room in your home can be a great source of extra income. After all, if you’re not using it, why not use it to help pay some bills? Currency
  • Do cigarette taxes actually get people to quit? One night, when I was 10, I heard my parents arguing outside my bedroom door. “If you don’t quit smoking, I am going to take the kids and leave,” she said. “Do you realize you’re killing us?” Bundle
  • Save Money On Books: Don’t Pay Full Price For Your Reading List. I am a self confessed book lover. If anyone ever asks me what I would like as a gift on a special occasion, the first thing that always comes to mind is a book. I’m a bookworm and I definitely enjoy reading. The Digerati Life

Credit Report & Credit Score News

  • Have You Ever Recovered from Bad Credit? The first step you must take to recover from bad credit is to know what is on your credit report. You are legally entitled to one free credit report each year. My Journey to Millions
  • How to Get Your Credit Score for Free. Although you’ve been able to get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit bureaus for several years now (available at AnnualCreditReport.com), you generally would’ve had to pay extra to get a copy of your credit score. Kiplinger
  • A Few Tips for Repairing Bad Credit. Getting rid of negative marks on your credit history is a problem facing many hard working people these days. Generation X Finance

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