Another busy week in the world of personal finance. Here are some of the most useful things that I ran across this week at a few of my favorite sites…
Blueprint for Financial Prosperity started a new series on buying a car on eBay. He then followed it up with three more articles on vehicle choice/research, how to dissect an auction listing, and feedback/contacting the seller. Let’s just hope he doesn’t end up having to file a buyer’s complaint!
Next up, Flexo of ConsumerismCommentary put together a piece on rebate scams. He also wrote up a piece on Mark Cuban’s view on stock ownership called “Stocks are for Suckers.” Finally, he pointed out an article on how to order wine — good info for anyone as clueless as me when it comes to wine!
JLP at AllThingsFinancial writes about Robert Ibbotson’s view of stock market performance. Ibbotson thinks the market will return 9%/year going forward. But the naysayers are arguing that equity returns could be as low as 6% — quite a difference, especially when compounded over a few decades! He also links to an IRS calculator for figuring out if you’ll get hit with the AMT. I’m almost afraid to use it!
Finally, FreeMoneyFinance continues his series on how to get your blog to 100,000 visitors with entries on creating a useable and attractive design, writing compelling content, and reading other blogs in your subject area. He also wrote a couple of posts on New Year’s resolutions, complete with a ton of links to related articles from his archives.