We have gotten a few calls since we put my car up for sale. The most interesting was one that kept text messaging us asking questions that were already answered in the ad. The final question was if we would accept $8,000 more than the asking price and send them a check for the difference. Seriously?
My husband researched it and found that it is a typical scam the con artists try to pull on people selling a car. They never take possession of the car and you never get the money they offer, but they get away with your money.
My favorite article of the week
Play the Annual Invest Lazy Man’s Money Game.
Want to invest someone else’s money? You can! He is letting readers invest his Roth IRA contribution. I love to invest other people’s money!
Saving Money on Food
How I managed to spend almost $9000 on lunch this year at Brip Blap.
Looking at the cost of eating out versus bringing your own lunch and investing the difference and the money really adds up!
Coupon Tips and Tricks That Can Cut Your Grocery Bill By 80%
Tips to combine loss leaders with coupons, stock up when things are on sale, and donate the extras to charity.
Frugal Recipe: Beef Stew at Million Dollar Journey.
Lots of great articles about kids and money this week:
- Ten Ways You Can Teach Your Kids About Money
- Principles Parents Must Teach Their Children If They Ever Want to Get Rid of Them!
- Morningstar’s Best and Worst 529 College Savings Plans
Other articles I enjoyed:
- Saving Money, Saving Fuel, Saving The Environment at The Good Human
- 12 Household Uses for Used Plastic Containers at Frugal Dad
- Microloans Make A Difference For Those Living In Poverty at My Super-Charged Life
- Think Your Mutual Fund Fees Are High? at The Wisdom Journal
- Thank You, Yahoo!, for Perpetuating the Use of Home Equity as Cash at Generation X Finance