Personal Finance Roundup

6 Ways to Fend Off Debt Collectors [Kiplinger] “Whether or not you owe money, the law protects you from abusive practices.”
6 steps to buying a car for your teen [MSN Money] “Your young driver may be more interested in a sweet ride, but safety, cost and insurance options are among the more important criteria.”
Life or Debt? 41 Financial Calculators for Major Life Decisions [Free Money Finance] “Use the calculators below to check your financial preparedness for major life decisions and events.”
Eight Great iPhone Apps for Managing Your Money [Five Cent Nickel] “A rundown of the eight money-related iPhone apps that I use most heavily.”
Understanding the Federal Budget [Get Rich Slowly] “We cannot have informed discussions about taxes and government spending if we don’t have the baseline information.”