March 7th, 2012

Wednesday Roundup: 4 Dumb Money Mistakes

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4 Dumb Money Mistakes. “I love making fun of horrible money advice and atrocious career advice as much as anyone else, but sometimes we have to turn the focus onto ourselves. How many of us choose to focus on the most pointless areas of personal finance? Should I open this credit card? I feel guilty paying for name-brand cheese. Do you think I should buy one of those coupon books?” I Will Teach You to be Rich

5 Reasons I am Buying Apple Over $500 and Before $1000. “On and off over the last 5 years I have been a holder of Apple stock (AAPL). While a simpler and probably more profitable strategy would have been to accumulate and hold the stock, I instead traded AAPL as it continued to rise and occasionally pullback. However, I am now going in for the long haul as the stock looks stronger than ever.” Saving to Invest

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in March. “March is here, and even though you may be planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you’ll also be doing a bit of spring shopping — especially if you’re fond of online retailers like us!” WiseBread

Is the Earned Income Credit good tax policy?. “While filing my taxes a couple of weeks ago, I notices that the EIC or Earned Income Credit was a major factor in reducing the amount of tax that I owed and greatly increasing the amount of my refund.” Gather Little by Little

How You Do Money is How You Do Everything: The 5 Money Patterns. “Our habits are based on our conscious, semi-conscious and unconscious thoughts. What we do in a moment is a micro-behavior of what we do in a lifetime (this is why you should always watch how your date treats the server).” Intuitive Bridge

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