Personal Finance Roundup

Pearls of wisdom for a jumpy market [CNN Money] “We can all learn from some of Wall Street’s great aphorisms.”

Refund anticipation loans still troublesome for taxpayers [Consumer Reports] “Refund anticipation loans can carry an effective annual interest rate of from 50% to 500%. When application fees are included in the calculation, the interest cost can range from 80% to nearly 1,200%.”

Health plan pitfalls to watch for [Bankrate] “Consumers searching for health insurance may encounter plenty of pitfalls along the way.”

Borrowers With Good Credit May Benefit [NY Times] “The Federal Reserve’s decision on Tuesday to cut interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point should offer some comfort to consumers. The biggest beneficiaries will be consumers who have both good credit and secure jobs. Those borrowers will probably be able to refinance their home mortgages at lower rates and take advantage of less expensive car loans.”

How to Stop Fighting With Your Spouse About Money [Get Rich Slowly] “Here are seven actions you can take today to stop fighting with your spouse about money.”

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  1. UpsetPanda says:

    Thanks for posting the article about fighting with your spouse about money. I’m getting married soon and I would like to avoid fighting about finances as much as possible…I’m the financial planner of the two of us and I’ll be the one working on the budget. I had never thought of sitting down once a week to discuss the budget with my future husband.

  2. Phunk says:

    (Nobody will see this).

    They’ve already plastered one of the working class areas around where I work with all those refund anticipation loan adverts. Big old billboards with smiling people in the local demographic.

    Shameful.

  3. anatak says:


    How to Stop Fighting With Your Spouse About Money [Get Rich Slowly] “Here are seven actions you can take today to stop fighting with your spouse about money.”

    Glad to see that GLBL noted listening to the Dave Ramsey Show, since the “7 tips” are are nearly exactly what Dave teaches. All great advice too.