Tag Archives: frugality

Credit lessons from top personal finance bloggers

Emily Crone

Seven of the best personal finance bloggers on the Web agreed to a group interview, and I’m happy to present it here.

Learn their tips for smart credit card use, best ways to pay down debt, find out their thoughts on the CARD Act and whether it’s possible to live without a credit card.

It’s a varied group, from FreeFromBroke to TheDigeratiLife to Man Vs. Debt to Mr. Credit Card, and so I’m not at all surprised they disagree on some issues. The one thing they have in common is a passion for figuring out personal finances. I learned some things and hope you will too!

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Emily’s list: Valentine’s Day edition

Emily Crone

Don’t go into debt just to show your honey a good time this Valentine’s Day! This week’s roundup features articles on having a fun but frugal Valentine’s Day and making wise financial decisions with your romantic partner.
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Emily’s list: Making sacrifices edition

Emily Crone

Whether you are religious or not, the concept of Lent is useful for many people, especially for those looking for make financial cutbacks. This roundup features posts that help readers determine where they can trim the fat and make changes to improve their financial health.
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PayPal’s new service digitizes allowances

Tyler Metzger

PayPal has begun offering a service to help parents manage their child’s online spending.
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How credit card debt motivates me

Tyler Metzger

I wake up pre-sun, before the birds and before the noise. The day is yawning and so am I. My hands run over my face and then my quiet eyes and then I’m staring at my unforgivingly bright monitor. I skim the news, visit Perez and watch a few hip-hop videos from the ’90s. Then, resentfully, I type the necessary characters to go to my bank’s Web site to check my credit card debt.
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