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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Glitter on your genitalia, wedding hair styles, why early is profitable, a personal tale of bank fees, and why coffee is awesome.

1. Pejazzling is Vajazzling for men

[Consumerist] If you’re a fan of this helpful site, you know it’s owned and operated by the same folks who publish Consumer Reports. I love the CR folks, but they’re not exactly known as irreverent and edgy. Till now: “It’s no longer just for women, now guys can jump in on the exciting and classy craze of applying Swarovski crystal tattoos to their nether regions. The female version is called Vajazzling, so naturally this is called Pejazzling.” Holy cow!

2. 12 wedding hair ideas for styles, updos, and accessories on a budget

[Money Crashers] I love reading other personal finance blogs that offer good advice that, despite my decades in the field, I’ll never have a clue about. And affordable wedding hairstyles definitely qualify.

3. Should you pay off your mortgage early?

[Dough Roller] I love questions I already know the answers to. And the answer to this one is always: If you can, YES! But there are many things you should do first. I’ve written about them before, but it’s nice to see others backing me up.

4. WaMu free checking becomes Chase total checking: from free to fees

[The Digerati Life] You know what bugs me more than bank fees? Not much. This personal account of having an account at Washington Mutual is a must-read – and a warning.

5. 5 reasons to drink coffee

[Wise Bread] Here’s an argument for coffee I’d never seen before: “Coffee Is a Healthier, Less-Expensive Addiction.” As an addict, I couldn’t help but read on…

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