Personal Finance Roundup

Four Ways to Improve Your Resume [Yahoo Hotjobs] “Here are four tips on how you can power up your resume for today’s more competitive job search arena.”

You’re dead: Where’s your 401(k)? [MSN Money] “If you should die before spending all your hard-earned retirement savings, any number of things could happen to the remaining money. Don’t let it fall into the wrong pockets.”

7 Secrets to Picking Great Funds [Kiplinger] “These methods will help you choose wisely and give your portfolio a boost. Some may surprise you.”

When Should You Downgrade Your Car Insurance? [The Simple Dollar] “How do you know when the time is right to downgrade your car insurance?”

4 Ways to Reduce a Gadget’s Power Drain [Smart Money] “Here are four ways to cut your gadgets’ energy consumption.”

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  1. JustThatGuy3 says:

    As for the fund selection, I’d write a much shorter article:

    1. Buy low fee index funds.
    2. Don’t try to time the market.
    3. Go to the beach.

  2. TouchMyMonkey says:

    Scratching my head over the “should you drop your comprehensive car insurance” bit. It seems to me that once your car’s Blue Book drops to a certain point, say, five grand, it no longer pays to keep full coverage on it, regardless of your financial situation. I can think of a lot of things I’d rather be doing with that money besides handing it over to the insurance company to insure a beater.