Another week, another weekly roundup… I’m a bit late this time, as I’m out of town and writing this from a hotel room. Anyway, here are some articles from the MoneyBlogNetwork and beyond that caught my eye this past week. Be sure to stop by, check them out, and leave a comment if you’re so inclined…
Jim at pfBlueprint has an interesting post on ranking different properties when you’re hunting for a home. Pretty interesting stuff, especially if you read it in the midst of a house hunt. He also got mentioned on thestreet.com.
JLP at AllFinancialMatters has an interesting piece on why Americans don’t save. The bottom line? A large savings account isn’t much of a status symbol. A Lexus, on the other hand, is.
FreeMoneyFinance has a great money saving tip: don’t dress like you’re rich. This is especially good advice if you’re not actually rich, but it still holds even if you are. According to FMF, this not only saves you money on the clothes, but it also creates greater discounts in transactions where the price is negotiable… If you don’t look like you can pay as much, the seller may be more willing to deal down. Like FMF, I dress down whenever I can — I wear jeans or shorts along with a t-shirt whenever I can get away with it, and I don’t even own a suit.
Money and Investing has a nice piece on clutter reduction. Having just gone through a major clutter reduction in our household, I have to say that I’m a big fan of clearing out everything that you can — it’s cathartic!