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Another Economic Stimulus Package, Tip’d, and More!

Another Economic Stimulus Package?

The financial world continues to change on a daily basis. There’s talk of a new stimulus package [1] and the possibility of making 401k contributions taxable [2].

In addition, the new inflation rate for I-Bond was announced [3] and the earnings subject to Social Security tax is going up again [4]. The new maximum will be $106,800 in January, since wages increased 4.7% in 2007.


LifeCALC [5]
I’m having fun with the free trial software. You put in your income and any debts you have. Then you add your investments, retirement plans, and any other goals (like saving for college for your kids). The goal is to see if your plan works over your whole lifetime.

PineCone Research Sign Up Link
This is the online survey site that I currently use. You can only signup during specified times, so jump on it if you are interested.

Matching Foodbank Donations Extended [6]
A reader at Five Cent Nickel is matching $1000 in contributions to local food banks through the end of the week. Make your money count twice for charity!


Tip’d – A New Social Media Site for Financial Topics [7]
Looking for more finance articles? Check out Tip-d [8]. I found some fun reads:

Saving Money

The Big List: 1,019 Different Ways To Save Money [12]
This is my favorite article of the week. So many incredible ideas!

Gaming For Less: Play The Best Video Games On A Budget [13]
I don’t play video games, except for a little Wii Bowling at the in-laws, but for those of you out there who do, here are some tips.

Back To Basics: Stop Whining And Frugal Up Your Finances [14]
More great ways to save money and a reminder that “if what you have been doing up to this point isn’t working, then it is time to try something new.”

More Personal Finance Reads this Week: