Top Personal Finance Posts Of The Week – October 28, 2011

Posted October 28th, 2011 in Blog Carnival by Jeremy Waller

Top Personal Finance Posts of The Week

Here were are at the last Friday of October. It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Oklahoma and it looks like the north-east is going to get a pretty good snow this weekend!

Winter is quickly approaching and I am so looking forward to lighting up the fireplace and enjoying some good cold-weather food.

Now, on to this week’s roundup.

If you have a personal finance site and you think one of your posts should be included next week, submit it here!

J.B. presents Finding a Job After School In a Terrible Market posted at My University Money, saying, “You often hear the saying “wait until you see the real world, its a lot harder then.” What do you expect in life after school?”

Billy Hart presents Stock Market Indexes, What are The Dow, The S&P 500 and The NASDAQ saying, “When one starts investing in the US Stock Market, one soon become acquainted with the big thee stock market indexes: The Dow, The S&P 500 and The NASDAQ. What are these three indexes that are listed on the home page of just about every major US online investment site?”

Nathan Richardson presents What is a Good Credit Score: 2011 Range, Credit Score Scale & Chart posted at Deals & Tips, saying, “We’ve created a consumer’s guide to credit scores including what are good scores, how to raise your score, how scores are calculated and more.”

Jason Price presents How to Get Your Debt Snowball Rolling posted at One Money Design, saying, “Tips for getting your Dave Ramsey debt snowball rolling again.”

Tim Chen presents Debt Collection Gets Personal posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch, saying, “A brief paragraph on page 28 of President Obama’s new economic growth and deficit reduction plan is causing quite a stir. The president’s proposal would amend the Communications Act of 1934 and allow debt collectors to include robo-calls to cell phones as part of their arsenal of debt collection strategies.”

Robert Alan presents How Credit Card Rewards Steal from the Poor and Give to the Rich saying, “Very interesting report on how credit card rewards programs are actually being financed and subsidized by lower income cash buyers.”

Chelsea Prescotti presents Is Credit Repair a Do-It-Yourself Job or Not? saying, “Depending on the individual, credit repair is a task that people may or may not want to take on alone. While the general idea behind a credit score is simple, the exact way a credit score is repaired can be tricky. Repairing damaged credit cannot happen overnight, but there are steps that can be taken today to work toward a better credit score tomorrow.”

Brand new finance blogger Will presents “The Greatest Trade Ever”, Or How To Profitably Go Against The Herd at Former Banker, saying, “When being a contrarian pays off in spectacular fashion!”

The Top Personal Finance Post of The Week

And my favorite post of the week is……

What Should Your First Investment Be? by Corey from 20’s Finances. Asking where to invest your money first may seem like a challenging question, but there is an obvious place where you should start to invest.

I’ll let you read Corey’s post to see what he recommends for a first investment, but I’ll give you a hint. It’s something near and dear to my heart. I talked about it a few weeks ago.

For all you trick-or-treaters, have a safe and sugar-loaded weekend!

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