Personal Finance Roundup

6 Old-School Savings Tricks Are Back [Smart Money] “Consumers looking to develop good savings habits for the long haul can jump on the bandwagon now with these six old-school thrifty behaviors.”
5 lessons from the crash [CNN Money] “One year ago a perfect storm on Wall Street nearly destroyed your portfolio – and our financial system. Now it’s time to take stock.”
11 ways to graduate with less debt [MSN Money] “Whether you’re already in college or looking ahead, there are steps you can take now to lighten the load when you finish college.”
Should You Buy It? A Flowchart for Evaluating Potential Purchases [Get Rich Slowly] “To help us stay on track, I organized questions into a flowchart, which we’ll use as a tool to help ignore emotions and evaluate need.”
Seven New Rules for the First-Time Home Buyer [NY Times] “Here’s how they dismantled the old saw – and a list of seven suggestions they offered up in its place.”

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