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January 10, 2009

Weekend Reading: Carnival of Personal Finance #186 – Fairy Tale Edition and Weekly Roundup

Filed under: Random Stuff — Paul Williams @ Crackerjack Greenback @ 4:00 am

       My article on The Benefits of Premarital Counseling was included in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Clever Dude. He put a lot of work into making this week’s carnival read like a fairy tale instead of a list of links. Take a few minutes to check it out. I’m sure you’ll find some other interesting articles while you’re there!

       In other news, here are some articles from this week that I thought were worth sharing with you:

  • Trent at The Simple Dollar talks about Seven Huge Mistakes He Made During His College Career. I can identify with Trent here. I made some of the same mistakes during college. I could have made much more out of the experience. Take some time to read this if you or someone you know is preparing to go to college. I don’t know if it will help, but it might help some people.
  • Mike at The Oblivious Investor discusses How Portfolio Turnover Affects Mutual Fund Return. He does a great job pointing out the costs of owning a mutual fund with high turnover. It’s a good point to consider if you are investing in mutual funds (though the concept would still apply if you’re purchasing individual stocks – but I wouldn’t recommend that).
  • Wise Bread has some great frugality tips that were very common during the Great Depression. Frugality is a smart choice no matter what the economy looks like, but it’s especially important during hard times. I especially like the motto: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading!

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