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Personal Finance Blog Roundup, Philadelphia Edition

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This weekend, I will be visiting King Tutankhamon in Philadelphia. I’ve wanted to see this exhibit for a long time, and it’s closing at the end of September. The exhibition is sold out later on, so now is the time to go.

Here are some articles from other blogs that caught my attention this week, including my friends in the MoneyBlogNetwork.

Mind Over Money: My House is Worth More if I Think It’s Worth More. “What are these people smoking? Sure, in some localities home prices will increase versus last year. But 55% of the country? Seems high to me.” [Free Money Finance]

IQ and Richness. “But no doubt there are a lot of really smart guys that are making their employers a ton of money. Do the employers have the highest IQs? Probably not.” [Mighty Bargain Hunter]

My Impression of the Premier Issue of Conde Nast Portfolio. “GQ + Vogue + Fortune + Vanity Fair = Conde Nast Portfolio.” [AllFinancialMatters]

How We Handle Our Coupled Finances. “We share a bank account ( savings, checking) that has both of our names on it. That bank account is actively fueled by a direct deposit of my my income.” [Blueprint for Financial Prosperity]

Favorite Mutual Fund Company? “If you were only allowed to choose one mutual fund company for your investments, which one would it be, and why?” [FiveCentNickel]

King TutWhy Your Job Isn’t the Suckiest (Photo Essay). “All of us have days when we think our job must be the worst one in the whole wide world. Maybe it’s the insufferable boss. Or an annoying colleague. Or it may be the work itself.” [Grad Money Matters]

Pools Are Expensive: Our Yearly Costs. “Thinking of installing your own pool? Want to know what to expect regarding yearly pool maintenance?” [Clever Dude]

Money Mistakes to Avoid: Not Seeing the Big Picture. “While past experiences can cause us to underestimate risk, fear often causes us to overestimate the likelihood of an event.” [Money Smart Life]

2007 State Sales Tax Holidays for Back to School Shopping. “Back-to-school shopping is just around the corner. What follows is a list of state sales tax holidays that are scheduled to take place during the back-to-school shopping season.” [Raising4Boys]

Are Inflation Rates Accelerating? How Should I Plan for It? “I strongly encourage you to estimate high when figuring for inflation because you’re always better off having more money when you retire rather than less money.” [The Simple Dollar]

Mining YouTube for Personal Finance Gold. “… YouTube isn’t just a place to goof around. There’s a lot of useful stuff there, too, including videos on personal finance and self-improvement.” [Get Rich Slowly]

Updated February 10, 2011 and originally published July 13, 2007. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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Hey, thanks for including me!

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