It’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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.