Weekly Roundup – 03/10/06

Weekly roundup time… Here are some of my favorite posts of the past week from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond…

JLP at AllThings Financial argues that raising the minimum wage is a dumb idea, and a number of commenters joined in.

Flexo at ConsumerismCommentary suggests that we move where the cost of living is low. While it’s a nice idea in theory, not everyone has the sort of flexibility. Fortunately for us, we already live in an area with a relatively low cost of living.

With just over a month to go before tax time, Jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity delved into a series of thirteen tax lessons.

FMF at FreeMoneyFinance talks about today’s most unpopular jobs, and suggests that shortages in these areas might present oppotunities for job seekers. Of course, then you’d be stuck working in a crappy, unpopular job. 😉

MightyBargainHunter launched a series on creative mortages (that’s part 1, here’s part 2). There really are some creative thinkers out there when it comes to loaning money to people that can’t afford it!

Jose from Money and Investing has announced that he and his wife will subsist on only what is there refrigerator and pantry for the entire month of March — no shopping for them! Ten days in and they’re doing fine. Should be an interesting exercise.

Finally, Cockeyed.com submitted a torn up credit card application (he taped it back together first) and it worked! Methinks you better get yourself a shredder if you plan on disposing of any preapproveed credit offers that you receive in the mail! (Found via Everybody Loves Your Money.)

Update: Just ran across another good one… Will Kirby from Kirby on Finance asks if you’re saving too much. It’s an interesting piece about the need to balance planning for the future against living in the now.

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