Personal Finance Roundup

Seven secrets of coupon pros [Consumer Reports] “Nancy Niemeyer, an IT project manager from Seattle, says she feeds her family of four for about $10 a week.”

5 cheap places to retire in the US [MSN Money] “An expert offers his top picks, taking costs, culture and access to medical care into consideration.”

How 5 money blunders ding your credit [Smart Spending] “FICO calls them ‘damage points,’ and, boy, can they pull down your credit score.”

10 Things Funeral Directors Won’t Tell You [Smart Money] “The best defense? Shop around, or have someone who is up to it do it for you.”

7 Lessons the World Cup Offers on the Stock Market [Wall Street Journal] “Here are seven lessons that ‘the beautiful game’ can teach you about the money game.”



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  1. Floobtronics says:

    The problem with the “I feed my family for $10 a week” crowd is that they wind up mostly feeding their families pre-processed junk…

    I’ve very rarely seen coupons for “real” food.

    • Harmodios says:

      Jup, more realistic would be:

      “I feed my family for $10 a week”*

      *By spending 10 hours and 50 dollars on gas

      • RadarOReally has got the Post-Vacation Blues says:

        Exactly. I think most people would have to be a stay-at-home parent to accomplish this. Not saying it’s impossible, just unlikely.