Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: North Korea Tension

Published on Mar 31 2013 // Written By // Finance Around The Web

As we draw near the Easter holiday, tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to grow.  After the United States flew stealth bombers over North Korea, North Korea responded with propaganda videos and threats.  Tensions are rising, and hopes for a more reasonable North Korean leader in the form of Kim Jong-l’s son, Kim Jong-un, are quickly being dashed.

Around the web, I have been reading some excellent personal finance articles.  Here are some of my favorites:

  1. If you buy gas at Costco and have to endure the long lines, you’ll love Money Beagle’s time saving tip.
  2. Couples can disagree about money in a number of different ways.  Prairie Eco Thrifter shares how to manage different investment risk tolerances between spouses.
  3. Retire by 40 asks if you could live comfortably on $31,722 a year in retirement.
  4. Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet starts a new series sharing why he thinks Americans are so fat.  His first reason is one of my biggest pet peeves.
  5. My Personal Finance Journey offers comprehensive tips on how to save on food.
  6. Do you share any of these traits with millionaires?  The College Investor explains why each one is a virtue to a millionaire.
  7. Life and My Finances has an ambitious plan to raise $11,000 in the next two months.
  8. Tapping your IRA funds should be a last resort.  Good Financial Cents explains the special circumstances when the government will allow you to do so penalty free.
  9. Free from Broke wonders if telecommuting is bad for a company.
  10. What’s better, 20′s Finances asks, saving all money for a down payment on a house and missing out on retirement contributions for a few years or saving for retirement AND a down payment and delaying home ownership for a few years?
  11. If you’re looking to buy a house, Wealth Informatics offers a comprehensive guide to deciding how much house you can afford.  (Hint–don’t trust the amount the bank tells you!)
  12. So Over This gives single guys advice about how to approach women on dating sites, or rather, what not to do.
  13. Do you get a CSA?  Sustainable Life Blog explores how to save the summer produce for the winter.
  14. Working from home can be great, but you also need to find ways to work productively.  My Wife Quit Her Job offers several suggestions as to how to do just that.

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Melissa is a freelance writer and mom to three children ages 7, 2 and 1. She blogs at Mom's Plans where she shares how her family is learning to live a fulfilling life on less.

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