I’m using this weekend to work up the willingness and readiness to return to the office on Monday after a week of vacation. I hope you enjoyed the guest articles featured at Consumerism Commentary this week.
* Consumption is Investment (from Mrs. Micah)
* 3 Things You Need to Know Before Giving to Charity (from Brip Blap)
* How to Turn $500 Into $7 The Hard Way (from Get Rich Slowly)
Thanks also to Sasha who is, in my opinion, a great addition to Consumerism Commentary. Around the blogosphere, here are some articles that caught my attention, mainly from the members of the MoneyBlogNetwork.
If You’re Renting Now and Want to Buy, Don’t Worry! Mighty Bargain Hunter believes there are more housing bargains to be had for those not quite ready to jump into buying real estate right now. This is my predicament. I may not be ready to buy until prices are on the rise again — will I miss out on “bargains?”
Changing Our Reward Credit Card Strategy. Nickel is leaving Citi behind in favor of Chase an American Express. I have to take another look at what is available so I can optimize my cash back strategy, as well. The deals change often, and I’m not making the most of my spending.
Exactly How I Pay Off Debt, Mortgages and Credit Cards Early. No Credit Needed provides the details. Follow her example if you would like to be successful.
My Personal Story: Background, Taxes, First IRA. The beautiful thing about personal finance blogs is that they are written by individuals with stories to share. It’s this personal story that makes any blog unique. This story from My Dollar Plan explains his influences on the way he thinks about money today.
Updated December 29, 2010 and originally published November 24, 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.