Best of the week – September 28, 2013

Here are some articles that caught my eye this week…

Why Is Managing Money So Difficult?

You would think our financial decisions would be heavily influenced by the math behind the decisions, but that seldom is the case. Attitudes and relationships often are much more of a driving factor behind what we do than the actual specifics of the financial transaction.

How Can Thieves Steal Your Medical Identity?

I’ve read much over the years about the growing problem of identity theft, but I don’t really recall reading much about medical identity theft. Medical identity theft can present a whole other set of risks in addition to the financial ones.

What Is A Good Credit Score? And More Info Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Them

Not all credit scores are created equal. In fact there are different flavors of credit score depending on what type of loan you are applying for. Very good summary of all the different ways your score may be calculated.

Want to Save Hundreds on Service-Related Expenses? Go to School!

Many technical schools offer services related to the things their students are learning, often at very reasonable rates. It provides the students with great real world experience and usually their work is inspected by an instructor to make sure things are done properly.

How to Earn Scholarships for College: One Student’s Experience

Lindsey managed to get scholarships to completely cover the cost of her senior year. Here’s her very practical advice on how she did it.

Think You Don’t Need Life Insurance? 5 Reasons You Do

If you have people that depend on you, you simply must have life insurance. It is one very important way to tell your family how much you love them. If you are in reasonable health, a term policy is surprisingly affordable for most folks.

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