Welcome to the May 6, 2009 edition of kids and money.
The Smarter Wallet presents Amazon Kindle Review: Electronic Book Reader Pros and Cons posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “Is the Amazon Kindle worth buying for the family?”
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Best High Interest Savings Accounts In Online Banking posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Show your kids how to pick the right savings account.”
Pinyo presents College Students Should Take Responsibility For Their Financial Situation posted at Moolanomy.
Mark Montgomery presents Choosing the Right College Curriculum–How Much Choice Is Right For You? posted at Great College Advice, saying, “College-bound students sometimes believe that all college academic programs are the same. Not so. This post and short video explain a couple of very different alternatives students have in selecting the right college for them.”
KCLau presents Do You Have a Wedding Debt? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips, saying, “Most couples want to begin their married life auspiciously and free from the problems. However, it is not uncommon to hear about married couples who go into debt just to get married. Article explores the reasons.”
Travis presents Money for Time, or Time for Money? | personalwebguide.com posted at Personal Web Guide.
John Russell presents In An Accident? posted at The Low Cost Auto Insurance Guru, saying, “You pay your premiums, but when your car is damaged, you balk because you fear a claim will mean higher insurance rates.”
Sonja Stewart presents How to Recession-Proof Your Family Life | Parenting Squad posted at Parenting Squad.
FIRE Getters presents Why do we get laid off? A complicated corporate work culture …. posted at FIRE Finance.
Jack Schmidt presents 10 Really Fun Things You Can Do Today on the Cheap posted at SectorMatic Money Journal, saying, “Personal Finance | Everything for the Big Spender on a Budget. Now you can live like a fat cat, even if you’re on a money diet.”
Jack Schmidt presents How To Pick A Profitable Mutual Fund.
Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Upromise Review posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “Earn free money for college savings with rebates from UPromise. The money can be used for college savings, current college expenses, or repaying student loans.”
Patrick @ Military Money presents Financial Planning For Military Families posted at Military Finance Network, saying, “Financial planning tips to help families prepare for emergencies and other life events.”
sherin presents My personal plan for creating investment portfolio for kid posted at THE MONEY MANIAC, saying, “Sharing my personal experience on creating a portfolio for my kid.”
Jack Schmidt presents Sign of the Times: “Going Out Of Business – Eat Fast!”
Jack Schmidt presents Starting Young: Teaching Teens to Save Money.
jim presents Citi Forward Credit Card Review: Rewarding Responsibility posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.
Dan at Everydayfinance presents What I Learnd at the Park – An Easy $400 per Hour! posted at Everyday Finance, saying, “This article highlights a unique and easy way teenage kids can make Hundreds of Dollars per hour this summer!”
Bank Champ presents I Bond Fixed Rate Announcement (May – November 2009) posted at Bank Champ.
Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents How to Decide Whether to Be a Stay at Home Mom or Working Mom posted at Cash Money Life, saying, “These are some factors to consider when deciding between being a stay at home mom or returning to the work force.”
Jack Schmidt presents Home Improvement Loans – Transforming Brick and Mortar.
Jim DeSantis presents Divorce: What To Do About Medical, Life, Homeowners, and Auto Insurance! posted at On Line Tribune | Marriage Matters, saying, “Covering the insurance needs of yourself and your children after a divorce must be considered during pre-divorce settlement negotiations with your soon-to-be ex. This is largely a matter for lawyers but you need to think ahead to protect everyone who depends upon you.”
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I admit I know nearly nothing about Dave Ramsey (I know he’s some sort of “financial guru” that a lot of people follow), but I’ll tell you, in the interest of disseminating information, that he’s holding a town hall meeting tonight about “The economy, your money, and real answers.”
It’s tonight, April 23, at 8 PM ET and 7 PM PT (West Coast delay, what’s new?) – sign up here – Town Hall For Hope with Dave Ramsey (Click the “Attend the Event” yellow button).
Remember the Grand Slam from Denny’s? It was $2.99 for scrambled eggs, bacon, and pancakes.
Well, Denny’s has one-upped themselves. Today, until 2PM, Grand Slams are FREE!
I just bought an Epson Artisan 800 All-In-One printer. This thing is totally cool. Wireless. Networked Ethernet. OR USB. High quality photo-realistic printing as well as an ADF tray. Scans, faxes, copies, prints. Brushes your teeth. If you’re really nice.
Now, I see that the Silicon Valley Blogger, over at The Digerati Life, is giving away an Epson Workforce 600!
Sheesh. Guess if I win I can auction one off on eBay…
Anyhow, go check out how you can enter the contest.
Money isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. Wait. That’s only for football.
Enjoy life. Spend time with your family.
A note of caution: The worst days to invest in stocks are on days that end in “y” — but it’s also the only time!
So, choose wisely.
May be a good time to sit on some cash and wait until some rock-solid companies are cheaper in a few days. This week will be the litmus test whether the “bailout” will work to calm the market down or have to work itself out in the absence of a plan.