Money Roundup: Finding Out How Much You’re Really Worth, How to Keep Anchoring From Sinking Your Financial Boat, and More

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Wise money management moves, musings, and more – there’s a lot of good personal finance writing out there in cyberspace.  Here are 10 of the better articles I came across over the past week.

5 Free Ways to Prep Your Home for Disaster (  This is something a lot of us put off, lulled into a false sense of security and buried under long daily to-do lists.  The article is a good reminder to gets these chores done, along with helpful tips and some free resources.

3 Vital Tools for a Salary Search (US News).  Of course your mom thinks you’re worth a million bucks a year, but here’s how to add a little objectivity to the equation.

Apps to Stem the Flood of Catalogs and Junk Mail (NY Times).  Just snap a picture of the junk mail and these apps will make it a snap to get off the mailing list.

Is Your Stuff Worth Thousands on eBay? (MSN).  How one writer scored a homerun selling a plastic baseball figurine, and how you might make some money, too.

How a Digital Picture of Your Future Self Can Change Your Saving Habits (Time).  Finding it tough to build savings?  Take a good look at yourself – 20 years down the road.

And from the blogosphere…

The Missing Letter in Your SMART Goals (Lifehack). Couldn’t agree more.  The missing letter represents what may be the single most important key for goal accomplishment.

How Young is Too Young to Teach Kids About Money? (  Got a 3 to 5-year-old?  Here’s what he or she should know about money.

Money Lessons Learned From Kids (Frugal Dad).  Great turn-the-tables post showing some unexpected fruit of being a good role model and teacher.

Anchoring: How Psychology Can Influence Our Money Choices (Squirrelers).  Wise money management requires an understanding of how marketers play their game, and anchoring is one of their most popular strategies.

A Strategy to Save a Bundle: The Train Conductor’s Money Saving Tip (Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance).  The benefits of setting your price and sticking to it.

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Categories: Planning, Psychology of Money, Saving/Investing, Smart Spending, Teaching Kids

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