Month: February 2011

Lessons from Celebrities: Why You Need a Will

As I said last year when Heath Ledger died, my first thoughts always go to the children of the deceased. I worry that stars with young children haven’t prepared for the possibility. In Heath’s case, he hadn’t updated his will to include his daughter. Now we have the even more challenging situation of Michael Jackson’s death. According …

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St. Patrick loves Music and March Madness at the Carnivals

Yep, it’s that time again.  Here’s this weeks wrap-up of my favorite blog carnivals. (Favorite being defined as a carnival I’m in.) First, the Money Hacks Carnival #56 hosted by Good Financial Cents. In addition to my post about playing Top Chef at home, I also recommend Passive Family Income’s advice from the Great Depression. (Note: at least the food …

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Money Hacks Carnival #19: The Independence Edition

In honor of Independence Day in the United States, this week’s Money Hacks Carnival focuses on declaring financial independence (or at least on letting your money work for you rather than you working for it.) Here are financial tidbits from our founding fathers, who knew a thing or two about managing money, and modern bloggers who are …

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