Hello all, Happy Sunday!

Two things before we get into the roundup. First, I’d like to remind everyone that the NURU giveaway is still going on. Nothing fancy to enter, just leave a comment telling me what you’d do with the cards. Also, Oprah is giving away free PDF copies of Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan. It’ll be available until 11:59pm on Thursday the 15th. It’s really a “Why not?” situation…download it and then see if it’s interesting. The nice thing about this giveaway is that the supply isn’t limited!

The third giveaway is still going on at Money Relationship and if you’re a Consumerism Commentary reader there’s a 4th giveaway you can enter.

Some good articles from the last week or so:

PaidTwice reminds us that reviewing insurance policies can save money. It’s easy to set things up and then just keep paying them. But your coverage needs may change (either up or down) or you may be in a position to increase your deductible. This month I have to double check with my benefits office that my new employer has started taking insurance money out of my paycheck so we can stop paying the old one.

Maybe I’m a little fixated on gift cards. If you’ve got a lot, you might enjoy this tracking sheet put together by GLBL. I hate looking at a gift card and thinking “Do I have $3 on this or $30?”

If you run your own business, you may be interested in this article by Pinyo on how to form an LLC. Right now my web businesses are a sole proprietorship, but I’m not sure what the future holds.

Emily at Remodeling This Life wrote a wonderful piece this week on finding herself. There’s so much discontent in this world, it makes my heart glad to see when people have found something they love.

Plonkee points out that, if we have employer matches, investing in a retirement account is the best return you’re likely to make. If I stay long enough to become vested, my employer’s match is fantastic!

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Frugal Trenches January 11, 2009 at 7:14 am

Great links, thank you!

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