Best of the week – December 15, 2012

Here are some articles that caught my eye this week:

How to Teach Kids About Saving Money

I agree whole-heartedly with the author’s statement that aside from teaching our children about Christ, the most important thing we can teach them is to how to handle money wisely . This affects so much of their future lives.

Beware These Warning Signs of Refinancing Scams

There has never been a better time to refinance your mortgage with interest rates at historic lows. Be careful though that you are dealing with a reputable company. Your home is too important to risk getting taken in a scam. I prefer dealing with local credit unions or community banks if you need to refinance your mortgage.

Seven Habits of Highly Frugal People

Frugal doesn’t mean cheap. Frugal means being careful and deliberate to make sure you always get the best value for your money.

Cutting the high cost of end-of-life care

Everyone should have a health care power of attorney and a living will. The health care power of attorney will enable your loved ones to to make decisions, pay bills, etc. for you if you are incapacitated for an extended period of time. The living will allows you to declare what kind of life saving measures you want the doctors to take should you be in that situation. These can be put together for minimal cost and it is an act of love you can perform for those closest to you, as you can spare them from difficult decisions in the worst of times.

21 Ways Rich People Think Differently

Interesting article. I don’t agree with all of these, but the article provides some good food for thought.

Is Selling Used Books Illegal?

Interesting. I had not previously heard of this case. It will be interesting to see what the courts rule.

Fun link of the week:

There and Back Again: A Hobbit’s Real Estate Journey

In honor of the premier of The Hobbit movie this week, what do you suppose it would cost to buy Bag End, Bilbo’s hobbit hole today?  A company in the UK took a shot at estimating it.

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