Week in Review: Earthquake Edition

by Kay Lynn

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The rattler that struck last Sunday unnerved me.  It was the longest, strongest earthquake I’ve felt in Southern California in a long time (maybe ever).  The after-quakes/shocks have been strong as well. 

While waiting at the airport Thursday morning to fly out on a business trip a 5 point plus rattled the building and me.  I’ve had enough rocking and rolling for a while.

Thanks to wifi on the plane I was able to keep up with blog reading and found these picks to share with you. 

Yakezie Picks

1.  With Apologies to Dave Ramsey, One Size Doesn’t Always Fit All. This post by Personal Finance by the Book points out some of the ways Dave Ramsey’s advice may not fit every situation. 

2. Financial Budgeting: How to Stay on Track. It’s hard to follow a budget but these tips from Redeeming Riches will make it easier.

3. Legalize Marijuana – The Answer to our Budget Problems? Moving from personal budgeting to state budgeting, Bible Debt offers a thought-provoking potential solution to increasing state revenue.

4. Am I Crazy for Saying No to a Free Car? That’s the question asked by Good Steward Keys. Read and form your own opinion.

5. Debt Reduction Strategy Guide. Couple Money provides a road map to getting out of debt that worked for her. It’ll probably work for you so check it out.

6. How to Generate Income during Retirement. I plan to still make money after I retire and the Wealth Pilgrim has great tips on how to do so. I’ve already done step 4.

Editor’s Picks

1. Retire to a Second Career. Keeping on the retirement them with this article from Go to Retirement. Maybe one of the careers on the list will appeal to you. He also includes a list of top retirement cities for work.

2. The Disadvantages of Escrow Accounts. Trees Full of Money tells us why an escrow account might not be best for you (although the bank wants it).  We don’t have one just because of these points.

3. How I Screwed Up my Grad School Application and What I Did Next. How could you not want to read an article with this title?  Finance for a Freelance Life shares her mistake, attempt to correct and the outcome.

4. How to Get out of Debt: Hardcore Tools for Getting to Zero. The only thing this tool box from Five Cent Nickel  is missing is my favorite — the debt snowball.

Carnivals

Yakezie Challenge Carnival #7 @ Money Reasons

Yakezie Weekly Round-Up: Better Late than Never @ Engineer Your Finances

Personal Finance Posts for Your Reading Pleasure  @The Millioinaire Nurse Blog

Carnival of Personal Finance: Unanswered Questions Edition @ Mighty Bargain Hunter

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Joe Plemon April 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Thanks for the mention (#1 Yakezie pick!). Much appreciated!!

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Craig Ford April 12, 2010 at 5:17 am

I hadn’t heard anything about the earthquake. I guess I need to get out more often :).
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Bucksome April 12, 2010 at 5:49 am

Since the damage and loss of life was so minimal, I can see why the news didn’t travel to PNG. Mexico fared worse than California although the property damage in the nearest cities was nothing to sneeze at.

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Mrs. Micah April 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Thanks. 🙂 Glad the title grabbed you.
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