Personal Finance Roundup

Even to Save Cash, Don’t Try This Stuff at Home [New York Times] “Being thrifty sometimes comes at a high price and can bring along with it a new scourge of the times: saver’s remorse.”
40 Most Useful Travel Websites That Can Save You a Fortune [Wise Bread] “Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank (in fact, you can travel for free), and there are plenty of places that’ll help you find the best vacation for your budget.”
Want Customer Service? Post Complaints on Twitter [Smart Money] “Want to complain about a faulty product or shabby service? If you can do so in 140-characters or less, then your odds of getting a response are pretty high.”
Brain fitness industry set to boom [MSN Money] “Growing interest in brain health, combined with efforts by employers and insurers to keep down health care costs, has the fledgling discipline poised for takeoff.”
Travel full-time for less than $14,000 per year [I Will Teach You to Be Rich] “Here are my secrets [for saving on travel.]”

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  1. samurailynn says:

    A lot of those “don’t do this at home” things can be done if the person has practice or can follow instructions. Last summer’s big job was replacing the clutch and flywheel in my husband’s car. For us, it was a good move because he works from home, so a couple of weeks with no car was a fair trade for a lot of money saved. Plus, every time we have had work done by an auto shop on one of our cars, something comes back not quite right. I would rather do it myself and know that it’s done right.

    Also, I cut my own hair from time to time and often get complements on it. The trick is knowing what you can and can’t do.

    • Kimaroo - 100% Pure Natural Kitteh says:

      @samurailynn: Yeah.. but replacing an entire toilet when you obviously don’t know what you’re doing is a bad idea I would imagine…

    • magic8ball says:

      @samurailynn: Exactly. Those stories weren’t about things you should never do on your own; they were about people who made mistakes because they didn’t know what they were doing.