It’s been a while, so I’d like to take a look at some of the great write ups put forth by top financial blogs I’ve been following. Here are some great reads from the past few weeks:
Frugal Tips From Around The Web
1. Shop better with technology. SmartPhones have become a lot more useful over time, and now appears to be just the thing you can use to help you with your shopping. There are a lot of mobile shopping applications that you can now use with your phone and the trend with financial startups has been to go mobile with everything! [From The Credit Karma Blog]
2. Plan a frugal vacation for the summer. Before you know it, summer will be here and it will be time to take the family on a break. We’re planning to tackle international travel this year, and it’s quite a big deal, since it’s the first time the kids will get a chance to scope out their mom’s birth place. Plus, their grandfather is busy with home projects to get the family home ready for a grand reunion! We’re saving money on this trip by staying with family all the way. No need to shell out bucks for a hotel suite for four. Here are additional tips to have a frugal vacation. [From Rather Be Shopping].
3. Build a long term food storage system. Most of us don’t store food in our homes for too long as we just don’t have the storage for it. But if you can somehow preserve food items for longer time periods, would you do it? I think there are cost savings you can get by doing so. If you’re ready for this approach, check out this guide on creating a home food storage system. [From Money Crashers]
4. Enjoy lower credit card fees. I’ve covered the Credit Card ACT here a few times, and now there seems to be some evidence of its impact upon the credit card toting crowd. The story is that the legislation here has helped with reducing credit card fees. There’s also been some recovery in the credit industry, so all in all, things are looking up for card issuers and their customers. [From Money Talks News]
5. Embrace lifestyle changes to improve your finances. What kind of lifestyle changes do you think you can do in order to become more financially successful or stable? From improving your physical health to improving your relationships with others, there’s a lot you can do with your life in the general sense, which can affect your financial situation. [From Moolanomy]
More Tips From Additional Articles
- Don’t make big money mistakes when you’re shopping for a house. [From Money Smart Life]
- Learn more about how to access an electronic library. [From My Dollar Plan]
- Make sure you’re financially prepared for a disaster. [From Gen X Finance]
- Approach your finances like a contrarian. [From Frugal Dad]
- Face the bureaucracy behind the American health care system. [From Funny About Money]
- Invest in a high yield portfolio. [From Monevator]
- Assess your investment risk tolerance. [From Oblivious Investor]
- Change the way you look at buying real estate. [From Kathryn’s Conversations]
- Check out the latest Carnival of Personal Finance. [The Love of Money Edition]
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Digerati Life roundup!
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