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Here’s a quick look at some of the best articles of the past week from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond…
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AllThingsFinancial talked about using an auction format to sell your house in five days. It actually sounds a bit like our strategy for buying a new car (except you’re selling instead of buying).
FreeMoneyFinance published an interesting piece on selling a house. The upshot is that while location’s important, it’s more often the asking price that governs how fast a property will sell.
ConsumerismCommentary talked about how to deal with winning the lottery. I only hope I have such problems during the course of my life! Then again, I never buy lottery tickets, so winning is not likely to be a problem for me.
Blueprint for Financial Prosperity wrote up an article on the limits that the Federal Reserve has placed on the number of allowable withdrawals from a savings account as well as an introduction to SEP-IRAs.
MightyBargainHunter, the newest member of the MoneyBlogNetwork, talked about comparison shopping for car insurance.
Wes e-mailed me earlier this week to tell me about his new site, Financial Freedumb. One article in particular that caught my eye was his piece on Doggie Costs. He gives a rundown of the costs of dog ownership to date… Interestingly, he’s paid for a good bit of dog daycare for to free up some time and to help socialize the little guy — I didn’t even know that such a thing existed! But he also balances the costs against the benefits of dog ownership. For more on this topic, check out the Pets archive over at FreeMoneyFinance.
Everybody Loves Your Money shared an entertaining anecdote about his two and a half year old ordering stuff from Amazon using their one-click ordering.
And finally, Fearless Money had a post that got me to thinking about selling books on Amazon. And here’s a bit more info about his book sales.