Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

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1. Bank fees disgust me

[The Wisdom Journal] This post doesn’t offer any advice you haven’t heard before (especially from Money Talks News, like 5 Ways to Lower Your Banking Fees). But I still loved it for the passion – made even better because the author once worked in a bank.

2. Year-end health moves for better financial fitness

[Money Smart Life] Here’s a quick list of important New Year’s resolutions you should make, from “Change Your Health Plan” to “Contribute to a Health Savings Account.”

3. Here’s what happens when you rent to college kids

[Darwin's Money] So what’s the answer to this question? Nothing good. While we’ve written about being a landlord before (Lessons for Landlords), if you’re thinking about renting out a property, these are wise words to heed.

4. 5 ways to find affordable teen car insurance

[Squirrelers] Speaking of the particular challenges of young people, getting cheap car insurance is one of the biggest hassles. Here are five solid tips.

5. Frugal crafting: learn to craft with online classes

[Frugal Beautiful] While taking online classes is no longer novel, it struck me as fascinating that you can take crafts classes online – it seems like such a tactile, physical endeavor. But here’s a great list of the best sites that will teach you step-by-step.

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  • Anonymous

    Money talk news has great tips, but some may be as unequivocally

    obvious a third grader would know it.  What I can’t seem to get over is how commercialized Stacy’s site is!! You have to scroll a whole page to see actual content.  It would seem talking about being frugal with money can make a guy a lot of money!!

  • http://twitter.com/FrugalBeautiful Shannyn

    Thank you so much for the wonderful link, I’m really loving the online content to learn new skills- I’ve been using YouTube for years but the online content is getting better and better with professional video!  Online learning is totally making crafts easier to learn if you can’t attend in person classes!  

  • Darwin Money

    Thanks so much for the mention – I hope you enjoyed the ridiculous picture these students left behind!

  • http://twitter.com/MoneySmart Ben Edwards

    Hey Stacy, thanks for mentioning the year end post, hopefully people got a few of those things in before the end of 2011!