Hard Truth Week in Review – Easter Weekend Edition

April 11, 2009 by  
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I found a few interesting hard truth reads this week in the world of personal finance. I hope that you find some of them worth your time as well.

The Yielding Wealth blog ran a guest post from the author of a book about why you can’t beat Wall Street. I agree with the proposition that you can’t beat Wall Street but I’m not so sure about abandoning it altogether.

Steadfast Finances calls out GM on its “greenwashing” of the Yukon Denali. I had never heard that term before but now that I have, it sure does fit what GM is doing with some of its marketing.

The Money Hawk clued me in on some free online cash flow management software. This is something I plan on checking out to use myself for some of my side ventures.

Get Rich Slowly challenged me again to put the fun back in personal finance. This actually spurred me into doing something that I plan on writing about after I actually do it!

Thanks to the AARP (yes Mr. ToughMoneyLove is a member), I learned about a new site – RepairPal – that can help us save money on car repairs. Unlike others I have found, this one is free. I’m going to give it a try next time one of our aging battle wagons needs some help.

Also, my writing appeared this week in the Carnival of Personal Finance #199.  There is always some good stuff there to read.

Enjoy and appreciate the rest of your weekend.

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2 Responses to “Hard Truth Week in Review – Easter Weekend Edition”
  1. Rick Beagle says:

    Thanks for the links…. Here are couple more for you that are a bit political but have to do with your overarching message:

    Steele says the malls are still full!
    Making Banking Boring(again)

    Rick Beagle

  2. kitty says:

    “I agree with the proposition that you can’t beat Wall Street but I’m not so sure about abandoning it altogether.”
    I am with you here: I am not ready to abandon Wall Street. What he suggests instead of Wall Street isn’t exactly risk free: land value fluctuates, the majority of businesses fail. Even cash is not entirely risk free – what if we get serious inflation? Ditto about T-bills. Do we trust government inflation numbers for TIPs or I bonds?

    I am turning 50 soon and AARP sent me a package. Is it worth it you think if I am still employed and plan (or rather hope) to be so for a while?

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