A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: Working from home is often a scam, home repair can be easy, how to feed a family for $100 a week, how to pay for college in three years, and a personal story about two dads.
[Second Act] While this site is for people over 40, some advice is good for everyone. Before replying to any of those “work from home” ads, check this out.
[Bargaineering] Dryer vents. Air conditioners. Chimneys. Tree trimming. If you don’t do some easy regular maintenance on these items, rest assured you’ll be paying an expensive pro later.
[Wise Bread] Here’s one family’s story of feeding five mouths – and two cats – on one C-note. And none of the advice here involved extreme couponing.
[Free Money Finance] Can you really pay for one-third of college with grants and scholarships? Apparently so. The secret is to have a three-year plan.
[Doughroller] Here’s a compelling personal story of a man whose birth father was rich and his step father was poor. What did he learn? Among the four big lessons, this is my favorite: “Take ‘Smart’ Risks.”