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Weekend Linkfest

Posted By Jim On 03/11/2007 @ 1:32 pm In General | 1 Comment

Five Cent Nickel found an interesting bit on the relationship between FICO scores and delinquency rates [3].

MightyBargainHunter has been on a coin collecting kick lately and this week he discusses cracking open uncirculated $1 coins [4] (the new ones they just released).

Flexo is finding that his February electricity bill spiked [5], $236 to heat 700 sq. ft. of space! Yikes.

Hate taxes? FMF writes an interesting tip for dealing with large capital gains taxes [6].

JLP has an interesting follow up to his Dave Ramsey mortgage post [7], a response from an employee of Dave Ramsey.

LAMoneyGuy warns that you should check your gift card balances after you buy it [8] because mistakes happen, in his case the giver was charged $50 but the card was only set with $25… a magic $25 profit for the company!

Golbguru has an great tip for you 0% balance transfer arbitragers out there, multiple credit requests from an existing creditor don’t count against your credit score [9]. There are other gems in there but that one was the most useful ones for me.


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[3] relationship between FICO scores and delinquency rates: http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2007/03/09/delinquency-rates-and-fico-scores/

[4] cracking open uncirculated $1 coins: http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/2007/03/08/crack-open-those-uncirculated-1-coin-rolls/

[5] February electricity bill spiked: http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/2007/03/08/february-heating-cost-way-up/

[6] large capital gains taxes: http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2007/03/a_great_idea_fo.html

[7] follow up to his Dave Ramsey mortgage post: http://allfinancialmatters.com/2007/03/08/a-follow-up-to-the-dave-ramsey-mortgage-post-this-is-interesting/

[8] check your gift card balances after you buy it: http://itsjustmoney.blogs.com/its_just_money/2007/03/always_check_gi.html

[9] credit requests from an existing creditor don’t count against your credit score: http://www.thetaoofmakingmoney.com/2007/03/07/272.html

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