Weekend Linkage

Weekend Linkage: Creating Wealth, FSAs and Your Home

Like a few weeks back, this Weekend Linkage has no theme, except that each story is interesting and should save (and make) you some money. That sounds pretty good. Maybe that’ll be the theme: saving and making money. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here are the stories. At MSN Money, tax […]

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Weekend Linkage: Smart Women, Unemployment and South Park

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Hopefully you’re enjoying the day with a BBQ, family and some fireworks. Today’s Weekend Linkage will be a bit shorter, so you can read a few great stories and then get back to your day. Liz Pulliam Weston, writing at MSN Money, wonders Do smart women marry money? I have […]

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Weekend Linkage: Online Banking, Tools and Automation

If there was no theme to last week’s Weekend Linkage, this week is the complete opposite: each story draws directly from the Automatic Finances system for money management. Saving for Serenity lays out a plan for Automating Annual Expenses like birthday/anniversary/Christmas presents, offering two options: setting up subaccounts for specific goals, or having one bigger […]

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Weekend Linkage: Starting Over, Slush Funds and Clunkers

Each week, as I’m putting together the stories for the Weekend Linkage, I try to come up with a theme to tie them together. This week, there’s no theme at all. After Fred argued that cash for clunkers could hurt low-income drivers, Freakonomics looks into the bill actually passed in Congress, saying there’s Still No […]

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Weekend Linkage: Pay Your Bills, Track Your Spending and Build Wealth

Now that I’m back on track (and mostly settled into the new house), let’s take a look at some of the posts that caught my eye over the past week. Budgets are Sexy says to “Look At Bill, Pay The Bill, Forget About Bill.” Better managing your bill payment — especially automating them — can […]

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Weekend Linkage: Investing, Debit Cards and Your Bank

Isn’t it nice to hear good news? Despite a crazy week of swine flu hysteria and the president’s first 100 days in office, there’s actually some positive things happening in the world of money. The Wall Street Journal reports that Debit-Card Use Overtakes Credit for Visa for the first-time ever. This is great news for […]

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Weekend Linkage: Dave Ramsey, Market Timing and Jim Cramer

With the stock market having a few positive weeks, there seems to be a bit more optimism about the economy. But, as we’ve all learned, you need to separate your personal economy from what’s happening on Wall Street. After his confrontation with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, CNBC’s Jim Cramer recently ranted on why he […]

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