Welcome to the first Weekly Roundup on This Is Common Cents! This is a very new blog, so there isn’t a whole lot to talk about just yet, but I am going to be sharing my favorite posts on other blogs for the week. There is no way I can cover every financial topic I would like to, so instead its best for me to simply mention some of my favorites from around the web. Also, make sure you check out the post about the base themes for this site if you haven’t already, its a great article, and it talks about what this blog is focused towards. Alright, without further ado, here are some of my favorite posts of the week!
To Have or to Hold: The Pro and Cons of Investing in Real Estate (Either Directly or Indirectly) on Modest Money. This is a great article about investing in the real estate market, which is something I highly suggest when its down like it is right now.
A Favor or a Handout, There is a Difference on Work Save Live. This has always been a subject I’m passionate about, and would be willing to bet most people do as well.
Are you really poor if you can afford air conditioning and video games? on My Canuck Buck. If you want to see some ridiculous statistics about the modern, pampered family that claims “poverty”, look no further.
How to Stop Procrastinating on So Over This. I think everyone can understand why this post is helpful.
DON’T BE FOOLED BY THESE WORTHLESS EXPENSES! on Canadian Personal Finance. Something tells me I don’t really need to explain this one at all either.
How Much Money Do You Need to Save for Retirement? on Dividend Ninja. A great analytical look at a highly debated topic.
My Alternative Emergency Fund Strategy and How It Works on My Money Design. Some sort of an emergency fund is a must have people!
Three Top Money Tips For College Freshmen on Money Q&A. I, as a college freshman, found this post particularly of value.
4 Low Cost Home Businesses You Can Start Today on Planting Money Seeds. Good list of home businesses that are easy to start and require almost no capital.
Seeing as its this site’s first week, there weren’t any carnivals to link back to this week, but expect that next Sunday!