Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

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1. 10 reasons why you should study abroad

[Money Crashers] It might seem extravagant for a money-saving blog to advocate a program that can cost thousands of dollars. But studying abroad can be worth the money, and such programs may pay for themselves in networking opportunities. “Be sure to ask for a recommendation letter to testify that you worked abroad, and to share with future prospective employers.”

2. 4 tidbits of financial wisdom straight from the Bible

[Gather By Little] You don’t have to be religious to know the Bible has some great money-saving tips (“put aside and save”), and this is a great little summary of those tips.

3. The real cost of extreme couponing

[The Sun's Financial Diary] OK, I admit I’m piling on. Money Talks News has complained about the extreme couponing craze – because life is about saving both money and time. Just thought I’d point out others agree with us.

4. Presidential candidates and their net worths

[Dinks Finance] Check out this nifty chart that graphically depicts what each Republican presidential candidate is really worth. Hint: Romney eclipses all his rivals combined.

5. 25-plus delicious, healthy, and cheap bean recipes

[Wise Bread] I always thought “cheap bean recipes” would’ve been redundant. Then I read this extensive list. Can you conjure up even a dozen bean recipes? I couldn’t – then I learned about Ribollita and Socca and, well, now I’m hungry. Time for lunch…

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