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A Week's Worth At PFBlog Network #17

Contributed by mm | July 25, 2005 1:30 AM PST

Welcome to the 17th issue of our weekly recap. PFBlog Network is four months old this week and we now have more than 1,000 posts under our belt. If you haven't joined our journey from the beginning, it is good time to take a look at our previous weekly selections and get the most out of our library of personal finance tips and experiences.


Bloggers' Personal Stories

• 1stMill shared his net worth growth over the last 12 years.
• CC's personal finance scorecard is in its second month now. Watch some of the meaningful ratios he constantly monitors.
• Nickel acclaimed his success in using flexible spending account to save tax.
• Canadian capitalist Arbee bite the bullet and sold some losers.
• Nathan finally got the cheapest package from his phone company -- at the retention department.
• MM is looking for a good broker to handle Coverdell ESA.
• Jim is awaiting a huge auto insurance premium plunge when he turns 25 next month.
• Again, FMF received way too many credit card invitations in the last month, so he decided to take action.


Personal Finance News and Resources

• What money type are you? 1stMill is a "guardian". (This is a good test. Disclosure: MM is "rational".)
• How risky is your local real estate market? Check out the quantified risks for major markets.
• China finally let Yuan appreciate. Here is a timely dose of education on exchange rates.
Jim Cramer was debunked -- according to a study of his track record.
• Even for index investing, you still have to figure out the right index. Take a look at performance of 8 major indexes.
• Saving rates competition is back now that Emigrant Direct is offering 3.50% APY.
• Everyone is discussing the low national savings rate. Check out CC's post and the healthy discussion.
• Arbee looked into the discrepancy of two conflicting reports on Canadian auto insurance rates.
• A handy compilation of frand department contact information at the three major credit bureaus.


Personal Finance Tips

• How to create a will? Follow these three simple steps.
• Jim shared some insight around the arrangement of Tenancy In Common.
• Terminix is offering a free termite inspection. (Tips from Jim.)
• Flexo consolidated some tips of correct credit card handling.
• Jim explained why double checking hotel bills is a virtue.

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