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I'm living in a world of wonder where the Patriots are 16-0. The Lisa Olsen incident seems so far away. Last night, a person introduced himself to me (I was wearing my Patriots shirt) as Adam Vinatieri's cousin. More than 12 hours later, I still don't know how I was supposed to react to that. While I think it over, here are some articles I wanted to highlight.

You can read an original Lazy Man article, Should You "Sweat the Small Stuff"?, that was published on the Prosper Blog earlier this week.

I'd like to thank MSN's Smart Spending for highlighting my article on saving on wine.

The Digetari Life gives an awesome recap of her financial year. With many links to her previous articles and news, there's really a lot here - just a great article full of information.

Generation X Finance isn't surprised that teens don't save for retirement.

Money Smart Life writes about the blessing of income tax. I always believed in, "If you had to pay more income tax last year, it means you also earned more in spendable income."

Sun's Financial Diary has a list of online savings and checking rates. I like the inclusion of Flagstar Bank as a comparison point.

Money, Matter, and More Musings bought a new Honda Civic. The Civic is a nice car that doesn't depreciate very fast - thus it's a very solid choice for a new car.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity gives a quick way to calculate the value of your time. I had done the annual salary divided by 2000 in the past, but I never thought about dividing in half again to account for taxes.

Mighty Bargain Hunter picks up where Blueprint for Financial Prosperity left off by asking the question of "Your Time is Worth How Much?"

Free Money Finance says that you should buy term insurance and invest the difference over permanent life insurance. This makes a lot of sense. If you think life insurance, you just need to cover your dependents - perhaps your significant other and your children until they are old enough to fend for themselves.

If you are self employed, you need to read Five Cent Nickel's article about social security taxes in 2008. It looks like my taxes will go up quite a bit in 2008, unless I can find some deductions.

No Credit Needed continues his financial review of 2007. I have shamelessly copied the idea for myself. I hope he's flattered ;-).

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