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Blog Link Roundup
Eyes on the Dollar is debating the pros and cons about buying a new rental property.
Money Ning has some tips on ways to make sure that you are financially prepared before your purchase your first home.
Money Q&A has a link and video that shows Hank Coleman (Author at Money Q&A) discussing peer-to-peer lending on Fox Business.
The Frugal Toad lists several reasons why you shouldn’t expect an inheritance from your parents.
The Simple Dollar has put together an excellent guide on the best ways to choose an internet service provider.
Tech Tricks World gives us a few apps that can help secure your passwords and privacy on your cell phone.
My Money Design fills us in on how the progress on his 2nd niche website is going.
Beat The 9 to 5 explains why some entrepreneurs might be scared to admit that their great idea might not be a great as they think.
Budgeting In The Fun Stuff uses the wayback machine to do a comparison of her budgets from 2007 and what it currently is in 2013.
Krant Cents tells us about a few low cost HVAC maintenance tips that can save you money on your electric bill.
Money Under 30 has some tips on how to politely decline to loan family and friends money.
Pro Blogger lets us in on several ways that you can protect your WordPress blog from would-be hackers who want to lock you out of your own site.
Retire by 40 thinks that you should be using cash instead of credit for your purchases.
Generation X Finance wonders if precious metals are really the great investment they are cracked up to be.
I Love Budgets has just about paid off his student loan and is pretty excited about the prospect.
My Journey to Millions explains how he has moved his credit card debt from $16,000 all the way down to $0.00.
Squirrelers tells us that it might not always be prudent to give financial advice to some people who have made bad financial decisions.
Young Adult Money gives us a definition of wealth that might differ from what you think it is.
Credit Karma Blog shows us some college football credit score matchups.
Useful Links for frugal minded bloggers who enjoy their privacy
Duck Duck Go is a free search engine that lets you surf the web 100% anonymously. If you are tired of seeing those same ads for car insurance follow you all over the internet like a little puppy dog, this search engine might be for you. It is also good to use if you are worried about your online privacy from the recent NSA revelations about their domestic spying program. The concept is very simple. They store no personal information on anyone’s surfing habits, which means they have no information to give to a law enforcement agency that is requesting the information.
Hide My Ass is a free to use proxy server that can be used to hide your IP address. If you don’t want people to know where you are and are at all interested in ways to protect your online identity, A proxy server might be for you.
The Meat of the Potatoes
As usual, there was a ton of great personal finance articles to choose from and reading them for the blog link roundup was enjoyable. I selected a few out of the many I liked and hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. You might even pick up a few good financial tips and tricks to help you out with your budget.