Friday Gathering: What happened in MA last week?
Mike, gave me the privilege of announcing the winner of the book, Get Financially Naked. Drum roll, please . . . . . Julie (comment #21)!
Here are some articles that I found interesting this week:
I am a huge fan of tax software and e-filing. I have used TurboTax almost since it was first made available online. Debt Free Adventure just figured out that if you are claiming any of the new home buyer tax credits – you must file your tax return on paper! This goes right up there with the DMV not taking credit or debit cards . . . government always provides poor customer service.
As far as blogging goes, I have had mixed success and failure. Maybe if I had read Pete’s article at Bible Money Matters at the beginning, I would have had a little more success. Check out Blueprint For How To Make Money With A Blog: Advice From Successful Bloggers.
I have considered becoming self-employed many times during my life. Often, the greatest hindrance is medical insurace. Patrick discusses the options: Shopping for Self-Employed Health Insurance.
I worked my way through college, but along the way I qualified for major student loans – at no interest until I graduated. I often wish that I had taken the loans and put the money in a savings account and then paid them off when they came due. I actually had a friend who pulled this off. Studenomics details the process in Investing your Student Loans.
The Silicon Valley Blogger at Digirati Life writes a comprehensive post about helping with the Haiti relief effort. I hope you can do something.
Have a great weekend! Remember: don’t just spend money, spend time.
Article by Stew
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