What’s happenin’?

Here are a few stories that I thought were interesting and might be helpful to many of you out there.

  • Jim at Blueprint for Financial prosperity put up a nice summary of his Devil’s Advocate posts. Some of them are pretty interesting takes on common issues.
  • Clever Dude has some questions about the costs of adoption and whether it is worth it.
  • Flexo over at Consumerism Commentary had a reader ask whether or not clothes should be included in their net-worth.
  • Five Cent Nickel gives you five reasons you should care about your FICO credit score.
  • Free Money Finance gives some tips to those wondering when they should take their Social Security payments in retirement.
  • Jeremy at Generation X Finance gives some good advice about knowing how your credit cards charge their interest, it’s definitely worth checking out.
  • J.D. at Get Rich Slowly had a conversation with her friend about budgeting, J.D. and I both agree, there are some people you can never help.
  • Lazy Man at Lazy Man and Money has a contest going for a $200 grand prize, check it out!
  • Mapgirl at Mapgirl’s Fiscal Challenge gives some reasons why you need a personal finance software.
  • Might Bargain Hunter contends that shutting off the radio will save you gas. I’m not so sure I’d be willing to be that frugal.
  • Money, Matter, and Musings gives some other reasons why you should be frugal.
  • My Money Blog gives some tips about lending money on Prosper.
  • David at My Two Dollars gives some tips for people about to lose their home.
  • No Credit Needed gives his take on the baby steps approach to personal finance and how it’s sometimes better to crawl.
  • The Digerati Life details how your credit score can affect your loan rates.
  • Trent at The Simple Dollar gives his musings about snowballing your debt.