We’re in hurricane season, and early last week there were five named Atlantic storms on the map:Â Gustav, Hanna, Ike, Josephine, and Karina.Â Hanna is flying up the east coast of the United States as I’m putting this Carnival together.
Thankfully Hanna wasn’t much where I was on Saturday but north of me it hit a bit harder.Â A few loose branches blew into our yard, and we never lost power.Â If only we could be as prepared for every storm as we were for this one. 🙂
Here are the articles submitted for this week:
Articles on debt reduction
- My FInancial Recovery was delighted to find out that his UPromise account could be applied directly to his student loan.
- Fiscal Liberty gives three reasons to run away from debt settlement companies.
- Debt Smackdown (BAM!) says that you should think twice about canceling a credit card.
- FIRE Finance urges attacking financial problems as Rocky Balboa would.Â (Side note:Â I need to get out of my feed reader once in a while.Â The theme for FF is much, much improved!Â I have no idea how long the website has looked like that.Â OK, more debt reduction!)
- Gather Little By Little thinks it’s laughable that people pay their credit card fill before their mortgage.
- Ask Mr. Credit Card warns of the dangers of binge spending and financial fasting.
- Digerati Life thinks that a great use for a windfall is debt repayment.
- Think Your Way to Wealth tries some reverse psychology on debt reduction.
- My Daily Dollars reviews the three R’s of debt reduction.
Articles on personal finance that aid in debt reduction
- Debtopedia suggests disciplining yourself to spend less.Â (Spending more than one brings in gets one in debt, right?)
- Moolanomy addresses the subtle question of funding retirement against paying down student loans.
- Free Money Finance wonders if we really spend more when we use credit cards.
- Twenties Money gives a few good suggestions for reducing those monthly bills.Â (And fewer monthly bills mean more money toward debt reduction!)
- Living Almost Large argues that you can overspend with cash just as you can overspend with credit.
- Budgets are Sexy asks if you’ve signed up for a credit card just for the T-shirt.Â (Yup!)
- Money Ning elaborates on credit reports and credit bureaus.
- Rich Credit Debt Loan gives some tips for raising your FICO score.
- The Smarter Wallet suggests saving money on generic drugs to get some extra cash for debt reduction.
- Hustler Money Blog has a $30 deal that you can use to throw a little extra money towards debt reduction.
- The Happy Rock reviews his monthly expenses — a crucial sanity check for debt reduction and general personal financial health.
Thanks for all of your submissions!Â Greener Pastures will host next week.