Weekly Roundup: Mail on Sunday Edition

This morning I saw a USPS delivery truck go by. On any other day, I probably wouldn’t even have noticed, but it’s Sunday. A few minutes later, I saw the truck heading back down the street the other way, presumably having delivered it’s payload. After a bit of Googling, it appears that the USPS will deliver certain Express Mail packages on Sundays. Hmmm… I didn’t know that. I guess you really do learn something every day.

Speaking of learning, check out these articles that caught my eye over the past week.

NCN put together a nicely illustrated example of Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball.

Jim listed eight financial lessons that he learned from Monopoly.

JLP talked about how he found a contractor to remodel their kitchen.

JD pointed out RetailMeNot, which looks to be a really useful online coupon code site.

FMF talked about how foreclosures in your neighborhood reduce your home’s value.

MBH shared his thoughts on the movies “Maxed Out.”

Flexo pointed out a fascinating site that helps you figure the impact of your lifestyle (and consumption) has on the planet Earth.

Jeremy posted a poll on retirement investing. We’re in the index funds/ETFs only category.

Ben talked about generating passive income.

SVB talked about the causes and consequences of the subprime meltdown.

Sun talked about investing in emerging markets.

4M talked about methods of financial fraud.

Finally, Lazy Man wants Roth IRA limits adjusted for those that live in high cost of living areas. I think Lazy Man should stop asking for favors and either deal with it or move. But that’s just me. As an aside, we’ll be over the income limits for Roth contributions this year, but you don’t hear me complaining, do you?

3 Responses to “Weekly Roundup: Mail on Sunday Edition”

  1. Anonymous

    My struggle is to understand what traditional IRA to employ for the next 3 years… I am not sure if is a “A rose is a rose is a rose” type of thing or what. I have lots more research to do…

  2. Anonymous

    Just put the money in a traditional IRA this year and then roll it over into your Roth in 2010 when the income limits are removed. You only pay taxes on your earned interest between now and then, and once converted it grows tax free…

    My wife and I have been over the income limit for a Roth for several years now, and this will be our approach…

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