Sunday Links

2010 January 3
by Kyle Bumpus
from → General

I’ve spent the past week watching bowl game after bowl game.  That and celebrating Christmas/New Year.  Many bloggers took a bit of a break over the holidays, but there was still plenty of good stuff published.

Why Your Taxes Might Go Up In Retirement by Early Retirement Blog.  The common assumption that your taxes will go down in retirement (usually tied to an assumed lower level of income), only holds up to scrutiny if one assumes tax rates won’t go up in the future.  Not likely.

Automating Your Finances Is An Expensive Mistake by Bargaineering.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve knowingly made a decision that cost me money simply because it was the easiest thing to do.  Most recently, setting up my accounting software to record transactions when the cash leaves my business account rather than when the purchase is actually made will cost me some tax deductions in April, unless I go out of my way to make a few manual adjustments.

Top 10 Financial Stories Of The Decade by My Dollar Plan.  A major story of each year is covered by a different blogger, from their own perspective.

How To Reset Your “Check Engine Light” by Science And Money.   My check engine light comes on every 5,000 miles to remind me to change the oil.  Problem is, the guys at the shop don’t reset the light half the time.  It’s annoying to no end.

Saving On Pet Care by Couple Money.  A fairly comprehensive overview (oxymoron?) on how to avoid bankruptcy court on account of Fido.

8 Money Tips I Learned From Clark Griswold by Foreigner’s Finances.  Yes Virginia, this hilarious holiday classic does have redeeming social value!

Credit Card Interest:  How High Is High? by Debt Tips.  A 79% interest rate?  Who in their right mind would apply for this card?!?

Stock Market Of The 2000′s:  Worst Decade Ever? by Tiny Money.  Dollar-cost-averages still didn’t do half bad.

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2 Responses
  1. 2010 January 4

    Hey Kyle –

    Thanks for the link to my Christmas vacation post. Glad you liked it.

    This is my first time to your site and I’m liking what I see. I’m going to be doing some taxable investing soon so hopefully I can find some good tips on your blog.

    Thanks again!

    -Austin @ Foreigner’s Finances

  2. 2010 January 6

    Thanks for the link to my post on resetting your check engine light.

    I don’t know what you drive, but I get a “Maintenance required” light if I go too long between oil changes (or the guys forget to reset it). But you can reset it without an OBD reader. On my Honda CRV, you push in the trip odometer reset button and hold it while you turn the ignition key to “on.”

    Probably doesn’t hurt to click your heels together three times, too.

    Good luck, and happy 2010.

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