Must Read: How A Financial Windfall Changes A Person, Are Groceries Bought Online Really Cheaper?
These are the must read stories in personal finance this week.
Financial Windfalls: 15 Stories When Money Changed Everything
We often hear stories about people losing money due to debt, bills, or just general living expenses, but it’s rarer that stories of hefty monetary gains. That’s exactly what these fifteen individuals experienced – although not always for the best reasons. Inheritance, lawsuits, game show winnings, and more all contributed to their windfalls. Here’s what they received and how they spent it. (Topic Magazine)
Cover The PIN Pad While Using A Drive-Up ATM
We at TMM are not usually paranoid, but we do take the security of personal information seriously. Apparently, it’s pretty easy for scammers to record your ATM PIN number from those easy-to-use drive-up ATMs at your trustworthy bank. This is how you can prevent having your data compromised. (Two Cents/Life Hacker)
How I Learned To Stop Feeling Hopeless About Money
Naomi Veak struggled with her finances her whole life, and one of her main stressers was a letter written to her by her mother years ago that encouraged her to take a different viewpoint on money management. She became homeless at one point and worked several different jobs, all of which taught her different things about spending and saving, but nothing seemed to work until… (Get Rich Slowly)
Is It Really Worth It To Buy Groceries Online?
How often do you buy groceries? Is it worth it to change over from making a trip to the grocery store to ordering your food and household items online? You might be surprised by this full review of where you are going to save the most money grocery shopping. (Money Under 30)
What Gifts To Buy A Frugal Person
It’s hard enough to buy presents for … pretty much anyone. How hard is it to buy presents for someone who is frugal and doesn’t “want” any gifts? This is one frugal woman’s account of the best presents she’s received. (Burning Desire For Fire)
What Are You Doing With Your Tax Refunds?
We are at everyone’s favorite time of year: tax refund time. So what are you going to do with that money? The same thing you do every yea? If you never really spend or save it with a purpose, here are some new ideas for you. (Budgets Are Sexy)
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