Personal Finance Review – Summer Vacation Edition

June 10, 2007

I’m counting down the days until our summer vacation! Our big event last summer was having a baby so it will be our first vacation in a while. We’re headed to a warm sandy beach where I won’t have to think about work for a second. I can’t wait!

I’m looking for people who are interested in writing a guest post here on Money Smart Life to be published while I’m away. If you have some financial wisdom you’d like to share here on this site just let me know. Today’s money review is a heavy dose of real estate and investing articles.

-Binary Dollar talks about using 529 plans to save for college.

-Five Cent Nickel answers the question, “Who gets to keep the earnest money a real estate deal falls through“.

– The Digerati Life gives her take on investing in real estate. Right now I’m going with the fourth option, investing in a REIT.

-Free Money Finance tells us how we can invest using only ETFs.

-Generation X Finance explains the change in the NASD reporting requirements for expense ratios. He is also giving away a free book to three lucky winners.

– Get Rich Slowly has a good article on how to start an IRA.

Lastly, I ran across this article on 50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2007. 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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