May 24th, 2013

Link Roundup: 10 Shockingly Stupid “Money-Saving” Moments from TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates

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10 Shockingly Stupid “Money-Saving” Moments from TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates “If you thought being cheap means always leaving a small tip or stealing packets of ketchup, you aren’t familiar with the extremely cheap.” PT Money

Smarter Travel Planning This Summer “It’s time to plan some summer fun, and yesterday’s ‘Smarter Travel’ Tweetchat with Ally Bank featured some great tips… Here are some ideas to cut your costs:” Ask Liz Weston

Does Online Shopping Change Our Spending Choices? “Buy it now. Pay now. NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW. Sometimes, I feel like the internet is screaming at me like a particularly insistent 2-year-old. And like most insistent 2-year-olds, sometimes, it feels like the easiest thing to do is to give in to the screaming beast… even if it doesn’t have the best result in the long run. Yep, I’m talking about online shopping.” Man vs. Debt

10 Travel Hacks to Save Money and Avoid Inconveniences “Here’s a mixed bag of travel tips I’ve learned to save money as well as avoid inconveniences along the way.” One Money Design

Money Making Mistakes You Should Avoid “Money making ideas are delicate and there is little room for miscalculations. One of the most common place mistakes in personal finance is budgeting for the short term. Research trends indicate that making an annual budget is a wise decision over a monthly one. One of the aspects behind this trend is that annual budgets leave more room for unexpected expenses.” Grad Money Matters

When to Pull Out of the Market “…If you consider yourself a smart investor (doesn’t everyone?), the problem becomes discerning whether we’re making smart choices, or if we’ve somehow become part of the herd. These days (early 2013), since the market has been bullish for quite a few years, most of us are facing the same decision: is it time to pull out?” Fiscal Fizzle

10 Frugal Things To Do When You are Bankrupt “When you are broke, you have to make hard choices. Here are 10 things to do to save money and leave a frugal life:” Debt Kid

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    Jenna at 3:13 pm on May 28, 2013
  3. Thanks for the links roundup. They are good reads. Hope you had a good Memorial Day.

    KC @ genxfinance at 12:28 am on May 29, 2013
  4. great piece of links thanks . im so glad u about links

    Mohankumar at 5:23 am on June 3, 2013
  5. I have to agree with this article, especially the shopping online article. You do feel like your being asked over and over again and being pulled in to say yes. I try to avoid it but there are ways around it. You can also use a credit card to your advantage sometimes. Check out my post on

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