This week I wrote about the One Laptop Per Child program running through November 26th, well I also wanted to also mention another worthy cause called the Dollar4Life. “Dollar4Life is a grassroots approach to raising crucial funds for Prize4Life. By reaching out to one million people and asking each to contribute just one dollar, Prize4Life hopes to raise both funds and awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).”
One single dollar, that’s all they’re asking for, please help. (And as with One Laptop program, eBay’s helping out and processing donations via PayPal)
- MBH thinks you should major in english. It’s madness!
- NCN, the debt busting king, has the ABCDE’s of planning for debt reduction.
- JD wants to know how you make frugality fun.
- Flexo shares ten ways to save money without trying.
- Nickel says you should avoid gift cards.
- JLP has tips on how to turn $1,000 into $1M.
- FMF says index funds are still king.
- If you have an employer that has no 401k matching contribution policy, it’s okay, it’s still worth it to contribute.
- Ben talks about how to avoid paying into Social Security! (okay, it’s not really some tip or anything but it’s an interesting discussion on SS, here’s a follow up too)
- Jeremy wants to know if you’re doing anything about the falling dollar.
- Lazy Man talks more lazy finances, this time about eliminating debt.
- Golbguru is knee deep in job hunting and shares a recent interview from hell (that lasted forever).
- Sun received an email from E*Trade reassuring him that everything was okay.
- Did you know that the Blue Cash from American Express was Kiplinger’s Best Cash-Rebate Card? Read all about it on Daily Money Hack.
- Need a razor? Get the Schick Quattro Titanium Razor for free via the Daily Gratis.
- One of the keys to achieving your goals is periodically checking in on them. As Tricia at Blogging Away Debt whittles away at her debt, she checks in against her goals. If you stopped after reading the first piece about her debt (as one would likely do if they were trying to remember their progress), you might think she had fallen behind… except she hasn’t. The slowdown in debt repayment was because she bulked up their savings, something one likely wouldn’t remember unless they put it all down and looked at it in aggregate. It’s crucial to track all of your progress.
- When I used to drive up to New Jersey to see my fiancee, I used to take a couple toll-avoiding detours to help ease the cost and cut off some travel time. Michael Dresser of the Baltimore Sun published them all (some I didn’t even know) and showed how it costs the same time-wise to take the detours.