Monday, September 27, 2010

Financial Independence Compilation

Welcome to the September 19, 2010 edition of financial independence.

Bruce presents Government Mortgage Assistance with Payments | Government Mortgage Help posted at Government Mortgage Help, saying, "Mortgage Help from the Government to assist you in keeping your home from mortgage foreclosure during this recession"

No Trust Fund presents How Much House Can You Afford? Part 1: Can of Worms posted at Where's My Trust Fund?.

Wenchypoo presents Cheapest Groceries This Side of a Dumpster posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "More frugal living tips."

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Transferring Your Brokerage Account? Switch Brokers With Ease posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Thanks!" presents Basic Guide For Taxes on Vacation Homes posted at Back Taxes Help.

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Hussein Sumar presents How to Better Understand Roth IRA Conversions posted at Roth IRA, saying, "Roth IRAs and their sister retirement plans Roth 403b and Roth 401k offer oustanding retirement investing choices for American workers & savers. While most people have heard of these plans, they do not exactly know how to take advantage of them, or yet better understand them. This becomes even more difficult when an employee transitions from one job to another company while leaving behind his retirement plan with the old company, not knowing of the choices available."

Sun presents Credit Card Rewards: Gainers and Losers posted at The Sun’s Financial Diary.

Moneyedup presents How To Protect Your Savings From The Nursing Home posted at MoneyedUP, saying, "Nursing home costs are on the rise. Learn how to protect your savings in retirement."

Alexander presents How to Enroll in a DRIP Program posted at Dividend Stocks, saying, "DRIP programs reinvest your dividend back into the stock. Learn how to enroll."

Tim Chen presents Rewards Showdown - Chase Sapphire vs Capital One Venture posted at NerdWallet Blog - Credit Card Watch, saying, "The Chase Sapphire and the Capital One Venture Rewards cards are both high-profile travel rewards cards for people with excellent credit. At first glance they seem pretty similar, and even their signup bonuses and rewards programs overlap. But when you really look at the numbers, some glaring differences appear."

Charles Chua C K presents 10 Ways to Reduce Your Expenses and still Maintain Your Standard of Living posted at All About Living with Life.

FIRE Getters presents 12 Tips To Lower Your Heating Bill posted at FIRE Finance, saying, "The cost of energy is rising everyday. Whether it be electricity, gas, water or sewage, our utility bills are becoming higher with each passing month. Consequently most of us are looking for ways to trim our energy expenses and boost our savings. As winter sets in, the cost of heating our houses will be a major concern ..."

David de Souza presents UK Income Tax Blunder – How It Happened posted at UK Tax Blog, saying, "Over 2 million people are affected by a tax blunder in the UK. We look at how it happened"

Matt T. Henterly presents How to Live Without Credit Cards posted at The SimpleChecking Blog, saying, "How to live without those cursed plastic anchors - from one who's done without them for over seven years."

share presents Why use options? posted at Options Education for Beginners, saying, "A recently started blog with daily new posts about basic options trading education"

nissim ziv presents Best Careers for Women per Skill Sets & Advantages posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "List of best careers for women where they can better utilize their skills and advantages - women have advantages over men on particular areas and thereby some careers fit them better"

Neal Frankle presents IRA FAQ ? All the Answers You Need In Plain English posted at Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial Stess Management, Addiction Recovery Plan & Resources, saying, "You need to know IRA FAQ PDQ (Pretty Darn Quick). I say this because we have to take responsibility for our own financial future. Nobody else is going to do it for us."

Mike Piper presents The Best Places to Retire posted at The Oblivious Investor, saying, "For those considering retiring abroad, what countries should be at the top of the list for consideration?"

Brian Cull presents How-to graphical budgeting posted at Living at the Top of the Bell-Shaped Curve, saying, "Simple, easy-to-use way to control your finances by graphing your budget"

Arjun Rudra presents Be Mindful Of The Risk Of Inflation Says Norman Raschkowan, North American Strategist For Mackenzie Investments posted at Investing Thesis, saying, "This past summer has taken investors on a roller coaster of a ride with capital markets rising and falling so much, it’s no wonder investors are feeling queasy. Mixed economic data may be stoking fears of a “double dip” recession, but one North American strategist, says that while there will be an extended period of moderate economic growth, the chances are slim we’ll see another actual recession hit."

Mike Ross presents 5 Life Insurance Myths That Can Cost You a Pretty Penny posted at The Budget Life Blog, saying, "There are a number of myths circulating about life insurance, and you don’t want to fall victim of a myth that could cost you – and your family – down the road. Here are 5 life insurance myths you shouldn’t believe."

BWL presents Should You Buy Disability Insurance? posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, "This article looks at some of the reasons one might want to consider buying disability insurance."

Ryan @ MFN presents Roth IRA Rules posted at The Military Wallet, saying, "Rules for Roth IRAs, including who can contribute, contribution limits, withdrawal rules, and more."

MoneyNing presents Five Reasons You Should Give Your Kids a Monthly Allowance posted at Money Ning, saying, "Giving your kids an allowance will teach them to be more responsible."

Praveen presents Bought General Dynamics (GD) Today posted at My Simple Trading System.

Roshawn Watson presents Is Extreme Frugality For You? posted at Watson Inc, saying, "So many of us do a job we hate to pay for a consumption-focused lifestyle that we can barely afford. However, is cutting down to beans and rice really for you?"

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Tax Cut Tomfoolery posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness.

Wenchypoo presents The 50% Solution posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "How to hang onto your money--while you make it, or afterwards."

Dan presents The 7 Deadly Sins of ETF Investing – Are You Guilty? posted at ETF Base, saying, "ETFs are better than mutual funds and stocks in many aspects, but there are several risks and downsides many investors are unaware of ranging from futures roll to how leveraged ETFs work. Learn about the 7 Deadly Sins of ETFs."

One Family presents A Peek Into Our Roadmap to Financial Independence posted at One Family's Blog.

PT presents Mystery Shopper Jobs: Deciphering the Mystery posted at Prime Time Money, saying, "The truth about mystery shopper jobs, a potential way to bring in extra income."

Wenchypoo presents What's It Like Living on Food Stamps? Take the SNAP Hunger Challenge and Live on $4.50/Day For the Next Week posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket, saying, "If you can meet this challenge, then make it a part of your everyday life, then you will free up tons of money for investing, emergency funds, etc. that will lead to financial independence. Later on, you will wonder the same thing I do now: if current food stamp recipients have to meet this challenge every day, why aren't THEY financially independent yet?"

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