July 11th, 2011

Monday Roundup: $69 a day: What the average American spent in June

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Personal Finance News

  • $69 a day: What the average American spent in June. Spending in stores, restaurants, gas stations and online averaged $69 a day, according to the poll group Gallup. Bundle
  • Take Care When Paying Medical Bills. I was about to write a check to pay for a medical bill when I realized that I probably didn’t owe the amount shown on the invoice. Wall Street Journal
  • 12 Ways Everyone Else Is Cutting Back on Spending. Ever since the recession, frugality has become hip. Although that may change when the economy bounces back, many Americans still don’t have faith in the recovery — most of them think the economy is either going to stay the same or get worse, according to a Harris Poll. Savvy Sugar
  • 14 Frugal & Fun Summer Activities for Kids. It’s hot. Not just hot, hot and humid. Just look at this forecast. Add 4 kids home from school for the summer and one mom working from home and it’s a recipe for disaster. The Centsible Life
  • Living like poor millionaires. I have extended family members who are filthy rich (aunts and uncles). We’re talking in the multi-millions with multiple houses, fancy luxury cars and oodles of cash which they enjoy bragging about. Fabulously Broke in the City

Credit Report & Credit Score News

  • My Credit Report Card: What I’m Doing Right and Wrong. Your credit score is something that will open the door to many things in your life. A good credit score can give you the opportunity to own a home, get a good job, drive a new car, or even get credit in the first place. Studemonics
  • Feds widen free credit score rules. The next time you apply for credit, chances are very good you’ll see the credit scores used to judge you–for free. Ask Liz Weston
  • Excellent Credit, Denied Mortgage. Even with a credit score above 800, it’s still possible to be denied for a mortgage. Looking at the mortgage industry as a whole, for a period of time, lenders were too lax, offering mortgages practically regardless of qualifications. Consumerism Commentary
  • Mortgage Rates Are Great, If You Qualify. With interest rates near rock bottom and home prices down, this ought to be a great time to buy a home. But for most people, it’s a lousy time to get a mortgage. Wall Street Journal

One Comment

  1. ummmm, ummmm, ummmm – I predict individual spending will be much more in June 2013.

    Your Neighbor at 7:20 am on July 12, 2011

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