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Nerdy Finance #18

December 7, 2012
Personal Finance
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Welcome to this week’s Nerdy Finance!

Holidays and happiness

Ready for Zero reminds us to celebrate our financial wins as we head into 2013.

PT Money helps us avoid Christmastime debt traps.

OMG IT’S A KITTEN from Kittenomics.

See Debt Run reminds us that we’ve got a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.

Personal finance

Free Money Finance offers tips on doubling up on savings.

Free From Broke offers quick tips on changing your life and improving your wallet.

Parenting Family Money details the financial considerations in deciding how many kids to have.

One Smart Dollar explains which bills help – and hurt – your credit score.

Investing

The Novel Investor helps us understand the tax rules surrounding dividends.

The Chicago Financial Planner explains why mutual funds are “the gift that keeps on giving.”

Frugal Rules presents five frugal ways to invest.

The Dividend Growth Investor reminds us that “buy and hold” doesn’t mean “buy and ignore.”

Nerd’s Eye View speculates on why people continue to buy bonds, even as yields hit record lows.

Becoming Your Own Bank tells us about some new alternative investments to bonds and stocks.