Midweek Roundup – Public Net Worth, Quicken Giveaway, Yodlee, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, Cheap Furniture, & Stock Market Behavior

February 21, 2007

It’s only halfway through the week and I’ve already run across some great articles so far.

Public Net Worth
CAP from Stop Buying Crap asks the question, what if your net worth was public? Literally hovering over your head wherever you went. How would that change your behavior? Check out his graphic, I feel bad for the guy at the end of the line. Or how about a Stranger Than Fiction scenario where you could hear someone giving a play by play account of your personal finances? I can see how that would make me think twice about spending foolishly.

Quicken Giveaway
If you’re in search of a way to organize your finances, head over to Blogging Away Debt where Tricia is giving away free copies of Quicken. She is even offering free support to help get up and running. Free software and free support, you can’t beat that! Hurry, the deadline is quickly approaching.

I signed up for an account at Yodlee MoneyCenter a while back but haven’t put it to use yet. Golbguru from Money, Matter, & More Musings has a good article on how to setup a bill in Yodlee.

“It’s a very simple (and free!) and effective way of putting all (almost all) of your financial transactions in order. In my case, except rent, laundry expenses, and a few bucks in cash, everything gets managed through Yodlee via credit cards.”

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
On the energy front, Matt from Binary Dollar lets us know that Australia is planning on banning the sale of incandescent light bulbs to reduce power consumption. I’m sorry to say our government isn’t that proactive on energy but at least someone in the private sector is taking matters into their own hands. As a company that many love to hate, it’s nice to see Wal-Mart trying to go green.

Free Furniture
My wife should have read this article. We spent way too much furnishing our new home a few years ago. In her defense, she bought only quality furniture and almost always for a significant discount. However, when I read about the FedEx box approach over at The Digerati Life, I can’t help but think about how much we could have saved.

Stock Market Behavior
I’m definitely not savvy on stock trading but am in the process of learning more. Jeremy at Generation X Finance tells us about the importance of broad market behavior when trading stocks.

“Each day before you make the first trade it is important to take a look at what the markets are doing. Identify if the broad markets are trending up or down, then determine what individual sectors inside the market are doing. This top-down approach will help you focus your trading strategy and allow you to filter out potentially poor trading ideas.”


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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2 Responses to Midweek Roundup – Public Net Worth, Quicken Giveaway, Yodlee, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, Cheap Furniture, & Stock Market Behavior

  • The Digerati Life

    Hi, thanks for checking out my furniture post. Furniture costs do add up and it’s amazing how much you can save by making trade offs. But since it’s one of those things I actually enjoy owning, it’s been hard for me to go truly frugal on this!

  • Golbguru

    Thanks for the mention.

    That’s quite a bit of review there. 🙂