Personal Finance Review – School’s Out Edition

June 1, 2007

The day has arrived. The school year is over and my wife is officially a stay at home mom! She’s been waiting on this day for many months and we’re very excited to have the little guy hanging out with mom all day. Her last paycheck arrives in July. We’re not looking forward to that day but we’ll make it work and know we’ve made the right choice having her stay at home. Here are some interesting money articles so far this week.

-Sun opened a Zecco account to get free stock trades.

-Free Money Finance continues his debate on traditional vs Roth IRAs. He also concluded his You Need a Budget contest in which I was a runner up, woo-hoo!

-Lazy Man has a Prosper Update. I opened a Prosper account to lend money when it first started up but could never pull the trigger. If I do jump in I’ll be sure to review his Prosper keys to success.

-Five Cent Nickel has a tip for saving money on life insurance. I’ll have to remember this as I look into our life insurance options.

-Generation X says don’t let your auto mechanic talk you into a pre-mature oil change.

-If you sell on eBay or Amazon, Beacon Financial reminds you of the ecommerce taxes that they’ll likely begin enforcing if the government gets their way.

-As gas prices continue to climb, Get Rich Slowly has 23 valuable tips for getting better gas mileage.


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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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