Personal Finance Midweek Review – Merger & Acquisition Edition

May 17, 2007

Every time I turn on the financial news it seems like there is another corporate merger or acquisition going on. Reuters just agreed to a buyout by Thomson that would put it ahead of Bloomberg in market share as a provider of financial data, news and trading systems to the financial services industry. Another example is Rupert Murdoch’s bid to buy Dow Jones, the owner of the Wall Street Journal. The funny thing is, no one has made an offer to buy me out yet. Still waiting : )

The Sun informs us we can start investing even if we only have a small amount of money by using T. Rowe Price’s Automatic Asset Builder.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity reminds us to start our pricing research on eBay when shopping online.

The Digerati Life talks about making money with your hobby instead of spending money on it.

Mighty Bargain Hunter discusses how you can become a virtual assistant to make some extra money.

Binary Dollar points us to a good resource on travel insurance and I list a few things you should know before buying travel insurance.

Gas prices keep going up! 1 Million To My Name gives us tips on how to use less gasoline.

My Money Blog compares the performance and tax advantages of index mutual funds vs ETF’s.

Advanced Personal Finance thinks the Consumer Price Index grossly understates actual consumer prices.

Art tells us to earn a playcheck, not a paycheck. Life is easier if we can find a way to make a living doing whatever it is we enjoy.


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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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