Personal Finance Roundup

8 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances in 2008 [Get Rich Slowly] “If one of your goals in 2008 is to take control of your money, this crash course in financial basics can help guide the way.”

What makes a house recession-proof [MSN Money] “Good homes sell even in a bad market — and here are a dozen principles the experts watch for when evaluating a potential sale.”

That Campaign Button Can Sting You at Work [NY Times] “Can you be fired for expressing political opinions at work? You can.”

Alternate-Payment Services Have Some Pitfalls [Smart Money] “For all their advantages, alternate-payment services can have some serious downsides for unwary consumers. The fine print can also be truly frightening.”

Five Myths on Leasing a Car [Kiplinger] “You can negotiate a smart car lease: here’s how.”

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