My car is for sale! The 100+ inches of snow finally melted and we listed my car today. I’ll be sad when it actually sells, but I know that we’ll be much happier with a car that our family actually fits comfortably in.

And now, the best of the personal finance articles this week:


As we wind down to tax filing day you may be looking for additional deductions. Check out Overlooked Tax Deductions, A Photo Essay for ideas! If you are running into problems filing, there are some Signs You May be a Victim of Tax-Related Fraud.

Identity Theft


One of the biggest April Fools’ Day jokes I enjoyed this year was John Bogle Punks World, Admits Index Funds Aren’t Real. I can’t even begin to image what investing would look like without index funds.

Very timely is the announcement by Vanguard to Launch Global Stock Index Fund. This could make total market investing completely hands off! Until then International Investing Teaches Us a Portfolio Diversification Lesson.

In another world of investing there are: Hedge Funds – Are We Missing Out? I’ve never ventured into hedge funds… and I don’t know if I ever will, but it is great to learn about it.

Credit Cards

Are We in a Recession?

If we are indeed in a recession, see Why a Recession Doesn’t Have To Hurt. To handle your finances check out 100 Ways to Cope With Inflation and When Times are Tight: 168 Frugal Tips to Make Your Dollar Stretch

More articles I enjoyed this week:

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Comments to Roundup: Index Funds, Tax Deductions, Identity Theft and More!

  1. Thanks for the mention – you’ve got some good articles listed here.


    Four Pillars

  2. Great roundup! Thanks for including me.

    Jeff@MySuper-Charged Life

  3. Thanks for the mention. Great list of articles, thank you for including mine! 🙂


  4. Thanks for the mention. 🙂


  5. Good luck selling your car. 😉


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