We might go car shopping today… depending on the weather. Not buying yet, but just looking at some of the cars mentioned in great family cars . Just in time for my car search is the Consumer Reports: 10 Best Cars for 2008 at My Two Dollars . I’ll consider adding some of these cars to my list too.
Shopping your car insurance? The Wisdom Journal has a very complete rundown of things to consider. 
Quest for Four Pillars is using his HELOC for an emergency fund . I sometimes use a similar approach. On the opposite end of the spectrum Lynnae found that her family needs a fully funded emergency fund  after her husband lost his job last year.
Pinyo at Moolanomy finished his taxes. Despite being organized  mine still aren’t done, but I have entered more than half the data. I’m trying out the TaxAct software  and so far it’s going pretty well.
Worried about your having your identity stolen? Check out a three part series on avoiding identity theft at Single Guy Money: Part 1 , Part 2 , and Part 3 .
The Digerati Life just worked her last day . In addition to the typical end-of-job activities she includes a great checklist for tying up loose ends in terms of retirement, vacation and various other benefits.
Here’s some other personal finance articles I liked this week: