February 15th, 2013
Link Roundup: 4 Tricks to Save More, Spend Less, and Pay off Debt
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4 Tricks to Save More, Spend Less, and Pay off Debt “Today I’d like to show how I trick myself into spending much less money without the need for budgeting. I use three different psychological tricks in three categories: Survival, Slavery, and Mileage. I’m giving you three so you can pick the one that best resonates with you!” Budgets are Sexy
5 Mistakes College Graduates are Making Right After Graduation “It can be an eye opening experience when you first graduate from college and lose many of the safety nets that you have grown accustom to having during school. Now that you are on your own, you have to start thinking about your financial future. Many football coaches are famous for saying that the Super Bowl isn’t won in the spring every year but early in the season with hard work and dedication in the gym and the practice field. The same is true for your finances.” Moolanomy
8 Reasons You Should Break Up with Debt “It goes without saying that breaking up on Valentine’s Day is a bold move- it is the day to celebrate relationships, not destroy them. Luckily, we’re not afraid of being bold. We’re going to break up with debt, and you should too.” Man Vs. Debt
How to Pick a Credit Card “Over the past year, I’ve been helping a friend rebuild his finances. I worked with him to file for bankruptcy. Because he owed a bank for past overdrafts, he was denied a checking account. So when he recently got a job, we found him a free prepaid debit card to use for direct deposit. Then this past week he asked me about how to pick a credit card.” DoughRoller
7 Items That are (Often) Cheaper to Buy Online Than In-store “Have you ever thought about what items you regularly purchase that might be cheaper to buy online? I recently came across this Reddit asking that question – and thought it would be interesting to discuss here.” Three Thrifty Guys
The Five (And Only Five) Times it Might be OK to Tap a Retirement Account “Are there ever times when it’s permissible, or even advisable, to go for money in a retirement fund as opposed to some other option? This question can’t be treated lightly, as any withdrawal from a 401(k) that isn’t repaid incurs a sizable tax penalty: 10% additional tax over what you owe for the original taxes on the earnings, according to the I.R.S.” Money Under 30
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