It’s a sunny day here in Silicon Valley and I should be out picnicing, but I just find myself attached to my computer.
- It seems, from Money, Matter, and More Musings’ questioning, a number of you have problems with personal finance link-fests, like this one. Some of you said that you have feed readers and read all this anyway. I know I can’t keep up with the 500+ personal finance blogs, so I appreciate these lists, bringing the best of the best to me. By the way, if there’s anything that you don’t like about this, please tell me. I can’t improve without feedback.
- Binary Dollar has a post about saving money while driving. I was going to write an article on this myself, because I’m a serial coaster. Rule #1 of coasting is to make sure that you aren’t holding up someone behind you. I also hate breaking on the highway when traffic isn’t heavy. My daily commute has a large stretch of highway and the last mile to work leads to a great coasting experience.
- Generation X Finance wrote a tremendous article on The Top 5 Ways to Become a Millionaire. I linked to this earlier in the week, but it’s good enough to read twice. And of course I didn’t want you to miss it.
- If you’ve been reading Lazy Man and Money long enough, you’ll know that I love passive income. Sun’s Financial Diary loves passive income as well. Here are his top dividend-paying ETFs and stocks
- Ben of MoneySmartLife reports that credit cards are getting kinder. It’s hard to imagine them getting less kind… I’m hoping that universal default is banned – it’s one of my bigger pet peeves.
- The Digerati Life gives 5 tips to evaluate your portfolio performance. I have to admit that I don’t do this often. Much of my stock holdings is in the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index that she mentions. It’s easy to check against the benchmark, when it is the benchmark.
- Mighty Bargain Hunter has a list of Top 5 Ways to Kill Your Retirement Dreams. There are a couple of links of off each step and I found myself drawn to those as much as I was the Top 5 list.
- Free Money Finance has 18 Ways to Save on a Small Income. If you follow all these and aren’t saving money, there’s something definitely wrong.
- Five Cent Nickel tells us why Credit Cards are better than Debit Cards. I almost never use debit cards and try to collect rewards on my credit cards. I even have a few different credit cards to earn the maximum rewards for every type of purchase.