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5 links to get more money smart RIGHT NOW

Jul 08, 2009 | | Comments Comments Off

coins_mediumIt’s kind of a wonderful dilemma: there’s so much personal finance writing going on that it’s easy to miss some great stuff. Here are some picks for what I liked in the past few days:

  1. Want to find more bargains? Use Twitter. Writer Melinda Fulmer offers some great folks to follow to find coupons, deals and freebies. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  2. Instead of a mental health day, the New York Times’ Ron Lieber took a fiscal health day and tackled a laundry list of financial tasks. CLICK HERE to see what he accomplished as well as some great suggestions and links.
  3. Social networks are a great way to share information, but Smithee at Consumerism Commentary raises a good point that broadcasting the fact you’re on vacation may not be such a great idea. CLICK HERE to read about the perils.
  4. If you’re struggling with massive debt and have questions about what to do, you might want to check out Steve Rhode’s site GetOutofDebt.org. I met Steve back in the days when he ran MyVesta, a consumer credit counseling service, and he has deep knowledge of the world of credit, debt repayment, debt settlement and bankruptcy. We don’t always agree, but I think he gives straight answers based on his considerable experience rather than the dogma, cheerleading or press-release twaddle you might find elsewhere. CLICK HERE to start checking out his site.
  5. I constantly tell people not to borrow more for an education than you expect to make your first year out of school, but researching that figure can be tough. A new peer-to-peer private lending service, People Capital, is attempting to estimate your future earning power via a new calculator in beta. The site hopes this Human Capital Score will fill in for folks who have no credit score to determine who’s a good risk for repaying a loan and who’s not. CLICK HERE to read a Smart Spending blog entry about the calculator, then follow the links.

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