Take Five – A Roundup of Reads from Around the Web

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In no particular order, five of my favorite articles from around the web this week…

Why Getting Out of Debt is Like Running a MarathonWisebread – In December 2007, I ran my first marathon. (Interestingly, in December 2007, I also ran my last marathon.) Though I’ve decided not to be an annual marathon runner, the process of training for a marathon taught me a lot about life, money, and motivation.

Seek Debt Assistance or Deal with Your Own Debt?The Digerati Life – Four years ago, my husband and I had a top credit rating, retirement plan, savings account, and CDs maturing every six months. Today we are broke, facing foreclosure, and trying to pay off credit card debt accumulated through the years. How will we ever tackle this mountain? There are a few things I learned from my recent financial experiences, which I’d like to share with you. This is a story of how we’ve faced bankruptcy.

5 Steps to Help Anyone Negotiate for Things Money Can’t BuyFree Money Finance – With a little creativity, you can use this five-step process to gain access to all sorts of amazing experiences and events without paying a dime. Even better, you don’t need to utilize complex negotiation tactics to get the desired results.

How to Buy & Sell Collectibles – Become a Successful Collector with Your Collecting HobbyMoney Crashers – Quality collections of any kind require interest, attention, research, and a sharp eye, among other attributes. If this sounds appealing, and you want to get started as a collector, be prepared to spend time honing your skills. Here are six tips to get you on the road to being a successful collector.

Setting and Achieving Monthly Goals and Projects The Simple Dollar – Using monthly goals to accomplish activities is a great way to keep yourself moving forward on the smaller yet still significant things you want to accomplish in your life. Here are some tactics to use for doing just that.

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