A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: how to hire a lawn care service, how to open a safety deposit box, how to make a tragedy less taxing, how to break your lease, and why a long life has a downside.
[Cashmoneylife] This caught my eye for a weird reason: Exactly a week ago, Money Talks News asked, Is a Maid Worth the Money? This post is the outside version of the same question. And in both cases, the answer is: It depends. But here are the factors you need to consider first.
[Everything Finance] If you have valuables, a safety deposit box is a good idea. Here’s how to find the best deal and figure out what to put in there. But here’s some great advice: Don’t lose your keys. “If you lose them, you will probably need a locksmith to make you new keys.” Maybe you should keep those keys in a safety deposit box…
[Five Cent Nickel] Here’s some good advice for a terrible situation, and I hope you never have to use it. But if you do, this will help you understand how to deduct your losses from your taxes.
[Moolanomy] I own my house, but one of our writers has rented all her life. Angela Colley has written about 5 Ways to Spot a Bad Landlord and 9 Ways to Remodel Your Rental Without Breaking Your Lease. But what if you do want to break your lease? Here’s a list of your options, from subletting to transferring your lease to legal options. A must-read for all renters, including Angela.
[Get Out of Debt Guy] There’s not a lot of helpful advice here, but there is a graphic warning – literally. There’s a graph showing how life expectancy is rising – but Social Security isn’t keeping up. “By 2036, there will only be enough money to pay 77 percent of scheduled benefits.” Yikes.