I am going to attempt to keep up with a weekly Potato Sack link roundup that is chalked full of personal finance articles that I find interesting. I am not going to limit the articles to only those that happened during the week. Oh no. If I see an older article that needs some loving (or re-loving, whichever is the case) I am going to use it.
You have never really closed on a house until you have the keys
It does not matter how close you think you are to closing on your new house or condo...it could all fall apart at any moment. It is not truly yours until the keys are in your hands at the closing table. Unfortunately, Girl Meets Debt had to discover this harsh fact very recently.
She (Girl Meets Debt) was trying to swing moving herself and her significant other(s) out of their current apartment and into a soon to be closed on condo within a few days of each other. The problem was the seller was a little less than honest with them and the deal wasn’t happening. They were left with no condo and had already committed to a move out date. Now they have to find another place to live as soon possibly and may soon have take the seller to small claims court to recoup expenses related to the buying of the condo that never happened. You can follow the entire story from start to finish below.
Blog link roundup
Enemy of Debt ponders if a 10 year anniversary was overplanned or not.
Punch Debt in the Face wonders if he should accept free financial consultation.
This that and the MBA is discussing rolling several IRAs into one.
Money and Potatoes has just joined the Yakezie Challenge!
Money Beagle wonders if your boss loves you for all the wrong reasons.
Money Watch 101 is trying to get you motivated.
Money Cone has tips on picking your first credit card.
Daily Money Shot wonders what happened to The Breakfast Club after detention.
L Bee and the Money Tree is not sure how to feel after items were stolen from her.
Three Thrifty Guys lets you know how to start your own website without experience.
Yakezie compares the blogging business to the music business.
The Wise Dollar has tips for having a successful garage sale.
Retire by 40 thanks everyone for their support.
Man vs Debt gives you tips on what to do if you are behind on your bills.
Debt Roundup is trying to make sure you don’t leave free money on the table.
Budgets are Sexy is keeping us updated from his mother-in-laws house.
Squirrelers ponders stocks and inflation and what it means for your bottom line.
Eyes on the Dollars says saying no to your children now is good so you won’t have to later.
Budget & the Beach takes a break from personal finance for a much deeper topic.
PT Money gives advice on how to take a job as a virtual assistant.
Monster Piggy Bank has a question for you about teenage pregnancy and adoption.
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