Sunday Personal Finance Reading – January 30, 2011

It’s almost the end of the month, which means…soon I’ll be compiling and posting my January 2011 balance sheet. I don’t know the numbers yet, but it’s possible I may hit positive net worth for the first time in a while on Monday when I get my paycheck. If that’s the case, I’ll need to do some historical digging to find out when the last time I was positive was. I’m guessing it was 2008 before I lost a bunch of money on my investments. I really need to post my investment history too. Some interesting stuff.

Anyways, here are my favorite posts for the week (well…two weeks, since I didn’t get around to posting a round-up last week).

Jim over at Bargaining had a great post about scanning and shredding financial documents. Jim organizes his documents, keeping originals of important ones, scanning and shredding the originals of others, and completely shredding and not keeping some others. I definitely need to get this organized.

Modern Saver posted a nifty guide on when to buy products throughout the year. I personally have never kept track of these types of things because I usually buy stuff just when I need it. For big purchases, however, it makes sense to delay and wait for a great deal. I’d imagine you could save a good amount of money by doing this.

RetireBy40 gave his last post of a 10 post series of the investment fundamentals he’s using to retire by age 40. I won’t give away the fundamental and spoil it. You’ll have to check it out for yourself.

Miranda over at PTMoney made a great post about whether you can afford to own a home. For someone like me who has yet to buy a home, but would like to in the future, I always enjoy reading these posts because purchasing a home is such a major part of your financial picture and it’s a step I have yet to take. I don’t see myself being able to afford a home soon, but it’s still something I am always thinking about.

Have a post that you think should make my next list? Feel free to email me a link using the Contact page.

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  1. Thanks for the mention!!

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