Best Money Tips: Books Galore

By Greg Go on 14 May 2009 (Updated 19 April 2010) 3 comments

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. Lots of good stuff in the personal finance blogosphere this week:

Best Personal Finance Posts This Week

How to Ask Your Doctor, Hospital, or Dentist for a Discount (Free Money Finance) - I didn't know the cost of medical services is something I could haggle over.  Neat.

Guide to Commuter Bikes: Bicycle Commuting Saves Money and the Environment (The Digerati Life) - A really good "getting started" guide for biking to work.  Covers the why quickly, and then dives into practical advice for buying a commuter bike and planning your route.

How to Save Money - The 1,001 List of Money Saving Tips and Ideas (Moolanomy) - Compilation of the best money saving articles and shares some tips from each article.  Instant classic.

Letting Go: How Being a Control Freak Costs You Money (The Simple Dollar) - Trent's not advocating you let go completely.  Instead he offers great tips for adding flexibility to your life without sacrificing peace of mind.  Plus you will save money and cut out some stress.

11 Ways to Save Money this Month (My Dollar Plan) - Everyday in May, Madison is going to come up with a way to save money. Here's the first eleven.  Subscribe to My Dollar Plan so you don't miss the rest.

Is Personal Responsibility Dead? (Five Cent Nickel) - Thoughtful, non-judgmental essay on accepting responsibility for our actions.

I've Been Audited by the IRS - Understanding the Different Types of Audits (Gen X Finance) - If you get mail from the IRS at this time of year, it's going to be pretty scary opening the envelope. But it's probably not as bad as you think.  Understanding the different types of audits puts things in perspective.

10 Things to Do Before Creating Your Next Budget (No Credit Needed) - With nice weather (and kids out of school, family vacations, and all those parties) coming soon, it's time to create your spending plan for the summer.  But read these tips from NCN before breaking out the spreadsheet.

How to Keep Your Job (Free Money Finance) - How to effectively fight for your job if you think you're on the chopping block (look for warning signs of a pink slip).

Students: Take Control of Your Financial Situation (Bargaineering) - Just because you don't earn a lot of money now doesn't mean you can't use good personal finance plan.  Here are 5 things you can do now to get a handle on your money.

Books, Books, Books

Quick reminder: Wise Bread's book is coming out this Monday, May 18!  It's the best of the personal finance blogosphere and it fits in your backpack! The really cool thing is that in addition to the awesome Wise Bread writers , 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget also features top finance bloggers JD Roth (Get Rich Slowly), Trent Hamm (The Simple Dollar), Leo Babauta (Zen Habits), and Sharon Harvey Rosenberg (The Frugal Duchess).  Here's more info and a peek inside the book

Squawkfox (who we can now call Kerry K. Taylor) has a book coming out the following week. 397 Ways to Save Money comes out May 26. 

Trent of The Simple Dollar has published a new ebook that sums up Everything You Ever Really Needed to Know About Personal Finance on Just One Page.  (It's actually 49 pages but that first page does a good job of summing up personal finance.) Click the link to download it for free.

Your Tips for Thriving in a Recession

Last week, we asked you how you're spending money to save money, and you didn't disappoint. We received over 100 responses in the comments and on Twitter (follow us at @wisebread).  Thanks for all the helpful ideas for saving money this recession!

This week, we're asking you: What's a silver lining to this recession?  And we're giving away a pair of $10 Amazon gift cards! Share your answer in the comments or send us tweet @wisebread.

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Great tip.

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Kari

The silver lining for me is being able to refinance our mortgage for a much lower rate.

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This is a great selection of personal finance posts, books, and tips. Thanks.