Personal Finance Roundup

  • Comparing drug costs [Bankrate] “Run your cursor over the figure to view the difference in prices between brand name drugs and generics.”
  • How to Shop for a Mortgage Today [Kiplinger] “Lenders grow more conservative after the housing bust.”
  • The Cramer Effect — and Defect [Smart Money] “Thanks to his nightly CNBC show Mad Money, Jim Cramer has become the chief cheerleader for the bull market, or what was the bull market until a few weeks ago. But a comprehensive and careful review of his stock picks by Barron’s finds that his picks haven’t beaten the market.”
  • 100 Things you can make yourself [Simply Thrifty] “I started thinking about all the things we can make ourselves if we put forth a little effort and found lots of cool instructions online.”
  • Grocery Store vs. Farmers Market: Which Has the Cheapest Produce? [Get Rich Slowly] “The choice seems clear. During the peak of the harvest, at least, the produce stand offers the best balance of quality and cost.”
    (Photo: Jeff Keen)