Personal Finance Roundup

What to Do After You Die [Yahoo Finance] “Unless you like the idea of your family holding a seance to ask your departed spirit for the phone number of the family’s insurance agent, you should assemble all the information they’ll need now, before you depart — and put it where they’ll be able to find it.”

How Often Should I Rebalance My Investment Portfolio? A Brief Article Review [My Money Blog] “Why Rebalance? Rebalancing is a way to maintain the risk/reward ratio that you have chosen for your investments.”

Go vegetarian to save money [MSN Money] “In a world of $1 double cheeseburgers, it’s no wonder that many people suspect that a vegetarian diet is more expensive than one that includes meat. But that’s generally not true. And though it’s difficult to tally the savings of illnesses or diseases avoided with a plant-based diet, the financial worth of good health is unquestionable.”

The Priority: Paying off Credit Card Debt or Starting Investing [The Sun’s Financial Diary] “As long as we believe that the economy will continue to grow, despite once in a while short term downturn, investing should not be delayed. Let compounding work its magic!”

(Photo: Ben Popken)

Want more consumer news? Visit our parent organization, Consumer Reports, for the latest on scams, recalls, and other consumer issues.