January 11th, 2013
Link Roundup: Are you ready for 2013? Financial Literacy Quiz
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Are you ready for 2013? Financial Literacy Quiz “Are you financially literate? Take NerdWallet’s financial literacy quiz to make sure you’re prepared to ace your finances this year!” Nerd Wallet
5 Things to do Every Decade for Financial Success “Find out if you’re on the right track with this guide from LearnVest that tells you the money and career tasks you need to do in each decade of your life.” SavvySugar
Q&A: How Do I Build Credit Fast? “Q: I’m trying to get my credit score growing again. I’m in school full-time and work full-time, too. I have just one credit card – a Wells Fargo student card — that greatly helped my credit score when I first got it. However, in the last four months my score (from CreditKarma) has been stuck at 699. My only other credit accounts are student loans totaling $30,000. Is there anything I can do to grow my credit score faster, or do I just sit tight and hopefully something will change?” Money Under 30
Micro-frugality VS. Macro-frugality “Last week in How Frugality Becomes Counter Productive I wrote about how increasing income was more productive than cutting expenses. But the main take away in the post turned out to be what I thought was a minor point—one that I added just before publishing: micro-frugality and macro-frugality. Now I don’t know if I’m the first one to introduce that concept, but there’s apparently enough interest in the topic to warrant a deeper discussion. So what are micro- and macro-frugality, and what implications do they have on our finances?” Out of Your Rut
Post-Holiday Budget Rescue Ideas “Almost everyone’s done it from time to time, overspent and over-splurged during the holidays. Whether it was a great new outfit to wear to all the holiday get-togethers, a party you hosted yourself or maybe just purchasing one too many gifts in an effort to be generous, the holidays can paint things other than holly berries and giftwrap red. It can leave your budget in the red too! Now that they’re over, give yourself a gift and your budget a break with these easy ideas to help put your budget back in the green:” The Sun’s Financial Diary
How To Save Money On Just About All Of Your Regular Monthly Bills “Today I thought I’d look at some of the main areas of spending that people have every month – their regular monthly bills. Often people take those monthly bills for granted, not even thinking about how they can save money on those regular expenditures, just taking it on faith that they can’t get those bills any lower. So today’s post is all about how to save money on just about all of your regular monthly bills.” Bible Money Matters
Five Money Moves To Make Now In The New Year “The new year is an excellent time to look at your total financial picture and consider making changes to your strategy. There are several key financial aspects of your life that you should consider taking stock of in the new year. Here are five key money moves to make now in the new year that you should look at making.” Money Q&A
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