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Of Note This Week–Personal Finance Edition

Of Note This Week–Personal Finance Edition

Photo by alfrancis at deviantART

Photo by alfrancis at deviantART

Here are some of my favorite articles from this week in the world of personal finance. Enjoy at your leisure, and don’t forget to check out the ABDPBT, ABDPBT Tech, and ABDPBT Commodity Fetishism versions as well. If you have a link to suggest for next week, please email me at anna at abdpbt dot com and I’ll check it out.

  • There’s good news afoot for people starting college this week, not to mention their parents: The New York Times reports that textbook renting is becoming more popular. Finally!
  • A study suggests that spendthrifts and tightwads tend to marry each other, which is a conclusion that I think Jean-Paul Sartre would like for some reason. It also explains our current economic circumstances a little bit.
  • Frugal websites just wouldn’t be the same without all the crazy lifestyle hacks. There, I Fixed It is a website devoted to chronicling some of the epically crazy things that people do to fix things. Check it out for a laugh.