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A Week's Worth At PFBlog Network #6

Contributed by mm | May 9, 2005 9:43 AM PST

Another fruitful week at PFBlog! In week 6, more than 50 articles had been added to the network -- a weekly record! PFBlog Network now boasts over 1,000 posts in 14 channels. Enjoy!

Here is a summary last week's highlights:

Recommendation for the Week

• Free Money Finance offers two-part series of how to get out of debt. A must read if you are in debt: Part 1, Part 2.


Bloggers' Personal Stories

• The Oracle of Ohama warns of a housing bubble. Jim took it into consideration in his house hunt.
• JLP is conducting some experiment to raise money-smart kids.
• Prospect is weighing (financial) pros and cons of living with parents.
• Sadi is sharing her net worth progress in April.
• Cannot find gold channel "Financial Cognition?" The name is changed to Five Cent Nickel. Enjoy!
• Sadi is shutting off the land line to save more money.
• Fg is making all the trade-off decisions when it comes to auto insurance.


Personal Finance Resources

• Arbee compares the prepaid cell phone plans available in Canada. Virgin Mobile stands out as the winner. (MM has the same recommendation for US customers.)
• Flexo reviews the highest-paying savings and check accounts in the market. Your emergency fund can earn 3.30% APY now. Find it out.
• At Reasoned Investing, BA keeps tracking of Jim Cramer's Mad Money. Check out the daily archive: 5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6.
• JLP offers a quick recap of Brian Tracy's book: Seven-Step Plan for Achieving Your Goals.
The cost of raising a child? $250,000. That is, excluding college expenses.
• MM's conclusion for the new Series EE Savings Bonds: a 100% bad deal.


Personal Finance Tips

• Said offers an excellent review of the dark secrets of the Rush Card, the Visa-logo prepaid debit card.
• What's good about banking and credit card fees? At least they tell you a lesson.
• Short of cash? Try eight unusual ways to create cash.
• Proven stock tip: Sell in May and go away.


PFBlog Tip of the Week: Contact The Bloggers

Each blogger has a PFBlog.com email address. Feel free to send your offline comments or questions! You may find the respective email address by clicking "Contact Me" link at the top of each channel. We look forward to your feedback!

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