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Nerdy Finance #11

by on October 15, 2012

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Last week was another great week in the nerdy blogosphere. Here are our top picks, and we look forward to reading this week’s submissions!

The Submissions

Glen Craig at Free From Broke asks, What is QE3 (Quantitative Easing) and How Does it Affect You? – The Federal Reserve is putting QE3 into play. Learn about Quantitative Easing and how it could affect you here.

Glen at Credit Card Smarts asks, Should You Consolidate Your Credit Card Debt? – Learn more about the pros and cons of debt consolidation and decide whether to go this route or to devise your own debt reduction plan.

Roger Wohlner at The Chicago Financial Planner illustrates Why Financial Planning Is Important, presenting statistics, as well as next-step advice.

Michael at Financial Ramblings shared Upcoming Income Tax Deadlines, a detailed rundown of upcoming income tax due dates through the beginning of 2014.

Take control of your budget with Matt at Budget Snob’s 5 Steps to Creating a More Efficient Budget.

Jay at Daily Fuel Economy Tip gave us Winter Fuel Saving Tips for Around the House – Crank up the heat without cranking up your gas and electric bills with these cost-efficient ways to stay toasty.

Sam at The New Business Blog submitted Personal Finance Pointers, a back-to-the-basics personal finance primer.

Daniel at Make Money Make Cents sent The Essentials of Buying Your First Home – Buying your first home is no small feat. Consider these stress-reductive factors to ease the process.

Emily at One Smart Dollar wrote Common Home Buying Mistakes, imparting several “don’ts” from her own experience.

Joshua Thompson at BecomingYourOwnBank.com asks, Is Whole Life Insurance a Good Investment? – For some, purchasing life insurance policy just may be the best financial move you’ll make. Joshua details its surprising benefits.

J.P. at Novel Investor wrote The Beginner’s Guide to Tax Efficient Investing – “Taxes are an unfortunate side effect of successful investing,” he says. “You can set up a tax efficient investing strategy to help lower those taxes over time.”

Harry Campbell at Your Personal Finance Pro answered the Reader Question: Investing in Real Estate Without a Down Payment, What is an REIT? – So, you want to buy real estate but can’t put down the whopping 20%? Harry briefs us on one option, an REIT.

Kristen at My Dollar Plan shared 14 Ways to Save Money on Pets – She says, “Pets are part of the family but, like any member of the family, they cost money! Here are some tips on how to minimize expenses.”

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  • http://www.onesmartdollar.com/ Sean @ One Smart Dollar

    Thanks a lot for including me this week.

  • Roger Wohlner

    Thanks for hosting and for including my post.

  • http://www.thepointsguide.com/ ThePointsGuide

    Great post by Kristen on saving money with pets! We have 3 cats.. yes 3.. and they are living in my house all because of my wife! But we definitely save money by using coupons as much as possible.

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