Best of the week – October 12, 2013

Here are some articles that caught my eye this week…

5 Examples of People Being Completely Irrational With Money

Some fascinating examples of how people can be totally irrational about money. I think the moral of the story in all of these instances is that it is proof that that personal finance often has very little to do with math or even logic. Personal finance is very often guided by emotions and pride. Usually the ultimate answer to our financial woes isn’t in our wallets or in a spreadsheet filled with numbers, it’s the person staring back in the mirror. Change that person and you’ll change your financial fortunes.

10 Ways to Save on Groceries without Using Coupons

Good practical advice. I especially like the last one. I used to be adamant that I wouldn’t spend any differently using cash vs. using my debit card. We finally decided to try the envelope system for a while and I was amazed that using cash changed my spending habits in ways I never thought would happen.

50 Easy Ways To Save Money Every Month

Most of us can find some area where we can save if we are intentional and we really want to.

Important Document Checklist: What to Keep, Store, or Shred

Nice checklist for important documents. Good information on where you should keep them and how long you should keep them.

 5 lessons new retirees learn the hard way

If you are nearing retirement, here are 5 important things to consider.

Becoming disloyal: 6 reasons to quit a loyalty program

Sometimes store loyalty programs can provide some good benefits, but the bottom line is they probably won’t change your financial world. Don’t allow the chase for “rewards” to cause you to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do.

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