June 28th, 2010
Monday Jumpstart to Personal Finance & Credit Report News
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We typically report on the state of the economy or the latest buzz around credit cards to introduce roundups. But today we’re sharing a more personal look.
The Money Crashers blog post, What I Wish I Had Taught My Daughter About Money, shares some fun and thoughtful financial insights that we wish we knew when we were younger, such as Always meet your financial obligations no matter how tough it might be, and, It’s not about whether you have a lot of money or a little, it is about living within your financial means, are a good indication–rather than stock prices and interest rates–of the state of our financial lives.
And my favorite is Treat yourself within reason every once in awhile. Depriving yourself is not healthy.
Today’s roundup is all about changes in your credit score and how to save more money, two big steps towards improving your financial outlook. Happy reading and welcome to the start of your work week!
Personal Finance News
- Care for you car, cheaply. CNNMoney shows you how.
- How to turn an old iPod into cash, and more creative tips on saving money, brought to you by Bucks blog at The New York Time.
- 3 Simple Tips for Borrowing Smart, brought to you by Financial Highway. 1) Only borrow what you need, and more great advice.
- Whether you give a small business loan to someone less fortunate or donate to a worthy cause, ptMoney offers 5 Good things your money can do… for others.
- You might know big names like Mint.com and Quicken, but Sqwakfox suggests great, lesser-known money management tools in 6 Free Budget Software choices for everyone.
Credit Report & Credit Scores News
- MSN Money reports on How a ticket could hurt your credit. Maybe your credit will remind you to take it easy on the road.
- Another great question on credit from MSN Money asks Can paying old bills hurt your credit?
- MoneyNing describes hard versus soft pulls and what to look out for.
- Ask Liz Weston answers the question of what foreclosure does to your credit.
- Tips to survive the credit crunch, from Rich Credit Debt Loan, helps you manage your credit to improve the health of your finances.