Personal Finance Review – Money Sucks Edition

November 4, 2007

Do you ever get discouraged and decide that money just sucks?  We have to work so hard for money and yet it seems we never have enough of it.  We’re trying our best to build up money but everyone else seems to be working equally hard to take it away. So many of our decisions are based mostly on money, wouldn’t it be nice if we just didn’t have to worry about it?

Of course, then you have to snap out of it.  Money is here to stay and we just have to do our best to minimize it’s negative impact on our lives.  If we can learn how to accumulate money without making it the focus of our lives and use it wisely we should be okay.  Here are some articles from last week that just might help us do that:

When Owning a Home Isn’t Always All It’s Cracked Up to Be @ Generation X Finance

10 Facts About Buying and Selling A House of Horrors @ The Digerati Life

Things You Should Know About Percentage Traps @ Money, Matter, & More

New Features make Lending on Prosper Better than Ever @ Lazy Man & Money

2007 Consumer Reports Ultimate Money Guide (I) – Spending & Saving @ Suns Financial Diary

Seven Ways to Find Time to Invest in Yourself @ Mighty Bargain Hunter

No Credit Needed Notebook #1 and Notebook #2 @ No Credit Needed

Open Enrollment Time @ Five Cent Nickel

Save Money by Asking for a Discount and Paying in Cash @ Free Money Finance

MD 529: Prepaid College Trust vs. College Investment Plan @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

How Do I Find a Good Lawyer or Accountant? @ Get Rich Slowly

Mother of All Tax Bills @ Moment on Money

How to Create A Nifty Visual Savings Goal Reminder @ The Simple Dollar

Thanks to Millionaire Mommy for hosting last week’s Trick or Treat edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance.


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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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One Response to Personal Finance Review – Money Sucks Edition

  • Danny Tsang

    Sometimes I get that way and feel money just sucks. My girlfriend and I did experimented and decided to not eat out for a month to save money, we were able to save about $500-$600 then all in one stupid day I got my car towed and spend about $300 to get it out. Totally unexpected so I felt really cheated. Sometimes I don’t know why I am so money driven and why I think of everything in terms of ROI. I wonder what I’d be doing or writing about if money didn’t exist.