Are you a born negotiator, or do you shy away from trying to haggle prices down? If it’s the latter, take a look at this article from The Dollar Stretcher, which gives some great tips on how to use the art of negotiation to get a better deal for yourself. There are some examples that I didn’t previously think would be open to negotiation. For example, who knew that tuition costs could be negotiated in the right context? Take the plunge, and you might just get what you’re asking for!
Here are some great posts from the personal finance blogging community that you might have not have seen:
FINANCIAL IQ TEST: How Healthy Is Your Health Care Plan? You might think that your health care plan ticks all the right boxes, but is this really the case? Take this financial IQ test to get the lowdown on how your health care plan really measures up. [Wisebread]
Should You Get Low Cost Life Insurance? This post makes a good comparison of low cost life insurance versus commission based life insurance policies to help you decide which might suit you best. [The Digerati Life]
What Happens if You File Your Bankruptcy? How does filing for bankruptcy affect your credit score and your possessions? Find out by reading this post. [Good Financial Cents]
How to Establish Credit After Bankruptcy. A bankruptcy hits your credit score hard but there is some good news. Despite the inevitable damage, you can start to repair your financial situation if you use some of the tips outlined in this post. [Doughroller]
Do You Get What You Pay For? You expect to get good quality for your money when you buy something that’s relatively expensive, but this post draws attention to the fact that splashing the cash doesn’t always mean that you get a superior product or service. [Get Rich Slowly]
8 Effective Ways to Raise Frugal Kids. Want your kids to grow up knowing the value of frugality? Take some tips from this post. [Man Vs. Debt]
What Happens When a Bank Fails? What can you expect to happen if your bank were to suddenly fail? This post is worth filing away for future reference in case this situation unexpectedly arises. [Moolanomy]
What Owning a Small Business Can Do For Your Personal Finances. People often think that setting up a small business will make their money situation extremely complicated, but there can be some definite financial advantages. This post discusses just a few of them. [Money Ning]
2010 Financial Planning Genius: Request for Nominations Adam Williams over at Rabbit Funds is looking for the financial planning genius of 2010 and is asking for your nominations. What exactly defines a genius? “A genius is someone who is not a system but does something that wasn’t written down and solves a problem.” If you nominate the winner, you’ll get $25. Check it out.
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