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Monday, July 18, 2005

Personal Finance Roundup - July 18, 2005

Good morning! Here's a little of what's going on in the world of personal finance:

Carnival of Personal Finance - Week 5

It is hard to believe we are already in the 5th week of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Week 5 of the Carnival of Personal Finance will be hosted by I Will Teach You to be Rich. You can also read previous Carnivals:

Week 4 - SmartMoneyDaily
Week 3 - AllThingsFinancial
Week 2 - Blueprint
Week 1 - Consumerism Commentary

Financial Myths

Michelle Singletary of the Washington Post is Getting to the Bottom of Myths on Money. Michelle also has a weekly personal finance newsletter that you can check out. Both of these links require free registration.


Amy Baldwin of the Charlotte Observer writes about whether or not retirees should be tapping their retirement savings. Since the oldest of the Baby Boomers turn 59 1/2 this month, this is the beginning of what is going to be a hot topic. Speaking of retirees, Michelle Melendez of the Newhouse News Service has an article on the Houston Chronicles website about how retirees are selling their wares.


Would you leave a high-paying job just to be happy? Dave Carpenter talks about several people who did just that in this column in the Houston Chronicle. Personally, I think it is important for people to find balance in their lives. Of course, that's easier said than done.

Buying a Home

Did you realize that there are eleven stages to buying a home for first time home buyers? According to this article by Steve Kerch, who writes the Resident Authoriy column for Marketwatch, there are.

Those are a few personal finance articles I thought were worth checking out. Enjoy!