1) Money Advice from Saturday Night Live? Yup. via Stacking Benjamins
There’s good stuff in here on the commonsense approach to investing (if you don’t understand it, don’t buy it). But mostly I can never turn down an opportunity to share the SNL skit featured here that every one of us should be required to watch before any big credit card transaction: “Stop Buying Stuff You Cannot Afford,” starring Steve Martin and Amy Poehler. If you haven’t seen it, do not miss!
2) Marriage and Money: How to Split Bank Accounts by Katharine Paljug at Go Girl Finance
Is it ever too soon (or too late) to have the money talk? Do you like your partner’s “financial personality” and, if not, is there anything that can be done about it? How many accounts should you have, individually and jointly? And what if what’s working now stops working later? Get answers to these questions (and more) in this insightful, inspiring post.
3) The How-Not-To-Manual on Spoiling Your Kids and 10 Other Hot Family Topics by Bill Dwight at FamZoo
There is way too much good stuff in here for any summary to do it justice. Bottom line, if you have children, don’t miss this roundup of original approaches to teaching your kids about money.
4) 11 Signs You Might Be Broke by Joshua Fields Millburn and Nicodemus at The Minimalists
“Being broke is okay. Being broke without a plan to break the cycle is not.” That’s the kind of tough love you’re going to find in this important post. As you’ll see, the signs are important, but what matters more is what can be learned from them and how to proceed from there.
5) When Filing a Complaint to Save Money Makes Sense (and When It Doesn’t) by Ashley Eneriz at Money Ning
As philosopher and psychologist William James famously said, “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” That’s advice I see tested more times than I care to count when it comes to qualify customer service and products. When is it wise to complain, and when is it not? This post makes a good case for both.
Want more? Check out last month’s best of the personal finance bloggers. Good stuff from Phroogal, Daily Worth, Daily Finance, Debt Roundup, and Get Rich Slowly.