Personal Finance Roundup

Becoming Wealthy May Be Simple, But It’s Not Easy [Free Money Finance] “Even though the concepts behind wealth are simple, it takes hard work to put them into practice.”

Why You Shouldn’t Take a Counteroffer [US News] “Using another job offer as a bargaining chip may be tempting, but too often, it ends badly.”

Why Wall Street Hates the Lazy Portfolios Strategy [Smart Money] “The more you trade at Wall Street’s casino, the richer your broker gets.”

25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For [Wise Bread] “Here are 25 broad categories of items for which you should never pay full price.”

Secrets to paying for college [CNN Money] “A roundup of insider secrets from college counselors, administrators, and parents in the trenches.”



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  1. Nigerian prince looking for business partner says:

    I thought the advice regarding condoms from “25 Things to Never Pay Full Price For” was a bit odd…

    1) Keeping a fish bowl full of them in the living room just seems strange to me.

    2) The author apparently doesn’t understand how a flex spending plan works.

    • Worstdaysinceyesterday says:

      Condoms are not on the flex spending plan. But there are parts of country where drug stores give out free condoms, especially to FSA users.

      • Nigerian prince looking for business partner says:

        Do you have any details on this? I have a HSA and just swipe the debit card like any other transaction. Is the process different for a FSA?