Personal Finance Week in Review – Sprinkler System Edition

April 22, 2007

SprinkerSystemSpring is here and for me that used to mean hours of dragging around hoses to water our lawn. I’m happy to announce that after a weekend of work our self-installed sprinkler system is back in business!

My father-in-law and my wife’ uncle helped me install a sprinkler system about two years ago. It’s been out of commission since last summer and they made the trip down to help me fix it since it was still “under warranty”, thanks guys! Now I’ll have more time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather and of course write about personal finance. Here are some money articles I found of interest this week:

Both Digerati Life and Lazy Man have interesting comparisons of investing in stock vs investing in real estate.

As the summer vacation season nears KMull warns us about the cash flow implications of renting a car with a debit card.

The new “no hassle” investment option of Life Cycle Funds are becoming more and more popular. The Sun gives us a comparison of Life Cycle Funds offered by Vanguard and Fidelity.

Advanced Personal Finance offers a few pros and cons of using only one financial institution for all of your money dealings.

A wise peice of advice from Henry, make sure you take advantage of free money by investing in your 401k up to the company match.

The Simple Dollar caught my eye when he shared his experience with a side business and asks for the stories of others.

Golbguru extends Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad concept a little farther with Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Smart Dad, Stupid Dad.

Last but not least, Generation X Finance covers another sign that you could be in financial trouble, Purchasing a Home for the Wrong Reasons.

Have a great weekend!


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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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