Good reading for September 3rd:
- Save, Save. Don’t Splurge on a Piggy Bank, a Tin Can Will Do. – New York Times – “Saving money is not the sexiest financial move, but it’s probably the most important. So start squirreling. Even if it’s the change from your pocket. Start incubating a nest egg, which is not just for retirement.”
- ConsumerReports.org – Best & worst credit cards – “Credit unions are run by members, so they have a vested interest in providing credit at very low rates … And they are more focused on keeping their members happy, while banks have to worry more about keeping their investors happy.”
- Plugging The Money Leaks: 10 Stupid Ways That Smart People Waste Money – Consumerist – This is a good basic checklist for money that leaks out of your accounts. Of course the solutions won’t work for everyone, but post this on your fridge and it may help.
- A Way Out of Debt by Way of Iraq – New York Times – “‘I came to the realization that I was so far over my head, I had to do something drastic to increase my cash flow,’ Captain Sloan said by telephone from the Green Zone, where he now receives extra pay and has minimal living expenses. ‘Iraq did that.'”