Friday Gathering: My Daughter’s Birthday Edition
Here are some articles from around the personal finance blogosphere that I think you might like.
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Being Frugal suggests an inexpensive way to celebrate the holidays: read to your kids! There are so many good Christmas books around and children know you love them when you read to them. I cannot recommend reading to your children highly enough.
A guest post at Cash Money Life suggests using accrual accounts to save for future purchases. I like the idea and ING sub-accounts are a great tool for this kind of saving.
There are a lot of posts around that explain credit scores. Prime Time Money posted the number of points that certain actions will cost you. Did you know that you lose more points if your initial score is higher? Lower scores suffer reduced point penalties when the owners commit credit transgressions.
Four Pillars is no longer participating in leveraged investing. Even though I would never do it, his investment technique fascinates me. Does anyone actually make money investing through this method? I would love to read a real life example where a person makes money by investing money that was borrowed at a competitive interest rate. I know it happens, but . . . wow.
We had a great Thanksgiving with family and we are looking forward to Christmas. Hope your holidays are great – remember don’t just spend money, spend time with family. You can Ask Me Anything at glblstew at gmail.com.
Article by Stew
Photo by Declan TM