On Wednesday evening at sundown, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana began. It’s considered the Jewish new year, and its name translates to “head of the year.” I was raised Jewish, and while I no longer actively practice, I remember enjoying this annual celebration.
Rosh Hashana kicks off a series of 10 days that are intended for self-reflection.
A common custom on Rosh Hashana is to eat apples dipped in honey. It’s a great way to look forward to a sweet new year. Here’s my weekly roundup of favorite personal finance tips from around the blogosphere:
1. Financial education at a young age is so important in building good financial habits. Money Crashers lists 11 ways you can teach your kids how to save money.
2. Dinks Finance questions whether it’s truly possible to prevent identity theft.
3. Bargaineering reveals five bad bank habits that unnecessarily cost you money.
4. After being hit with a slew of unexpected expenses, My Money Blog reminds readers why emergency funds provide a great return on investment.
5. Enemy of Debt discusses three ways you can achieve financial fitness and get or stay out of debt.
6. Debt Kid explains the importance of never hiding money from your spouse, and says that he and his wife even like comparing their credit scores.
7. On a similar note, Green Panda Treehouse suggests how to get on the same page with your spouse when you want to handle money differently.
8. Save the Bills offers advice on several ways to take back control of your credit and get out of debt.
9. Monevator provides great advice on how you can stock up savings without ruining your quality of life.
10. I’m going to a friend’s wedding in Savannah this weekend, so I enjoyed this post from Well Heeled Blog on how much you should spend on wedding gifts.