Best Money Tips: Cyber Tuesday

By Andrea Karim on 2 December 2008 2 comments
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup!

Using cash during financially-strapped times. Why cash is king in a way that Elvis never was. Get Rich Slowly

Did Cyber Monday live up to the hype? Does anything, ever? Well, anyway, internet traffic was up 30%.  Market Watch

Converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. Is now a good time to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth? Five Cent Nickel thinks a down market might be a good time to do it. Five Cent Nickel

Gettin' on Ford. The CEO of Ford promises not to sleep on a bed of caviar for the next four years. CNN Money

OPEC Deathwatch. Is this the end of the oil cartels as we know it? MSN Money

Is it cheaper to travel than to live where you do? The enticing idea that you can travel the world and live on less money than where you currently reside. MSN Money

But don't bother traveling to Germany. Things suck there, too. Business Week

Cutting back is the key to surviving this financial crisis. You're not alone, stop pouting. Everyone will be brown bagging it for the next few years. Motley Fool

Online shopping keeps you out of the mall. Why Christmas shopping can be done from the comfort of your computer. No Credit Needed

Why making more money won't keep you out of bankruptcy. It's not what you make, it's what you save. Sure, you can save more if you make more, but will you? Free Money Finance

Consumerism at its worst. Black Friday turns deadly. Consumerism Commentary

Oh hai. You can get Walmart deals online this Cyber Tuesday, since none of us will ever want to stand in line at a Walmart again. I4U

Campaign's over, I can't here you lalalalala! Turns out that Palin wasn't the only candidate who spent campaign money on clothing - she just spent more than everyone else combined. CBS News

Happy Birthday, Recession! It turns out that our recession actually started LAST December, so we should bake it a cake and pat it on its cute little head and then cry ourselves to sleep. The End. Financial Times

Oh, and it might last until 2010! Stupid recession. LA Times

Trent done wrote his first book! Our friend Trent Hamm from The Simple Dollar has written his first book about frugality, 365 Ways to Live Cheap. The book itself is affordable, too. You can get it on Amazon.

You don't want to think about it, but you have to: how long could you make it without working? Here's how to plan ahead for the possibility. Dumb Little Man

Ford sales drop by nearly 1/3. Reuters

Cut commute expenses by 40%. I Will Teach You To Be Rich

California's budget crisis isn't going anywhere. BBC News

Read this far? Ready to go drink yourself into a stupor and ignore the depressing news of how the economy is about to hit rock bottom? Watch this video of an adorable kitten and see if you don't just about explode from teh cute. Cute Overload

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Thanks for the list, Andrea. I especially enjoyed reading the articles by: Get Rich Slowly, Free Money Finance, and I Will Teach You To Be Rich. I also recommend "A Disciplinary Tale"


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Great set of links. I find articles like the Palin one quite amusing, especially in this environment.