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Carnivals for the Week of Nov 2

For weekday updates of what I find to be some of the most interesting personal finance articles on the web, follow me on Twitter. For now, here are the carnivals Free Money Finance was in this week (and last -- I was traveling last week and missed this post) and my posts that were included: EDITOR'S CHOICE! […]

How to Get the Best Deal on Cable or Satellite TV

Bible Money Matters has a great piece on how to get the best deal when signing up for cable or satellite TV. He details the process he went through to get a cable package that retails for $84.99/month for only $36.99/month and offers several tips along the way. […]

Americans Not Ready for Retirement

Here's a piece from MarketWatch about how your home equity figures into your retirement plans. But what struck me were these figures on what Americans have saved for retirement: The equity in your home represents a big part of your wealth. […]

Why Your Resume Gets Trashed

Yahoo lists the following reasons your resume may get trashed by potential employers: Numbers Don't Add Up -- If accomplishments can be quantified, do it -- but use discretion. Brandishing borderline performance numbers signals a lack of experience and bad judgment. Formality Takes a Vacation -- Don't succumb to the informality of email. […]

Using a Credit Card Properly

The following is a guest post from Marotta Wealth Management.  Getting the right credit card for the right reasons is half the battle. Using it correctly is the other half. When the perfect card arrives in the mail, sign it, activate it and pull the sticker off the front. But before you put it in your wallet and start using it, deny the credit card company the permission to market to you. […]

How the Recession Will Change Financial Behaviors

In its November issue, Consumer Reports listed the percentage of consumers who had changed spending practices since the recession hit and planned to continue them once it's over as follows: Buy only what you need -- 44% Put less on credit cards -- 42% Invest more safely -- 38% Put more into savings -- 35% Dine out less -- 22% Take cheaper vacations -- 22% Spend less on groceries -- […]

Marrying Your Financial Opposite

Here's a piece from MSN Money that says most people marry their financial opposite. They break the situation down as follows: Most people say their ideal mate would be someone whose money style is similar to their own. Despite this preference, people tend to marry their financial opposite. […]

Personal Finance Books that Make Great Gifts

In April 2008 I wrote a post titled Personal Finance Books that Can Change Your Life. It was a summary of new books out that MSN Money thought could change your life if you read them. […]

Car Care Maintenance Myths

Consumer Reports lists care-care maintenance myths (along with the truth about them) as follows: Myth: Engine oil should be changed every 3,000 miles. Reality: Stick to the service intervals in your car's owner's manual. Myth: Inflate tires to the pressure shown on the tire's sidewall. […]

The World's Best Places to Retire

One of my ten most-hated money saving tips is move to a foreign country. Separately, I've suggested retirees can afford to retire by moving to a foreign country (when they aren't able to retire here in the US.) Both of these ideas are built upon cost savings -- that it's cheaper to live in a foreign country. […]