More Money Friday roundup: Bypassing banks & bombing bonds
Personal finance from around the web:
- Is a $6,500 tax credit enough of an incentive for homeowners to buy and sell during real estate's off season? Doubtful, according to some industry experts. [Inman News]
- Getting the best deal used to mean scanning circulars and making multiple trips to retailers. These days Internet sites will do the legwork and get you organized before you head out to buy your holiday gifts. The sites will also organize your shopping. [Cash Money Life, Moolanomy]
- Not everyone uses banks. One in four American households bypasses banks in favor of Wal-Marts and pawnshops. [TheStreet.com]
- It's never too early to learn the ABCs of personal finance. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority sends volunteers to elementary schools to teach kids that money doesn't grow on trees. [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
- It's 2010 prediction time. One analyst expects oil to crash and bonds to bomb. [Minyanville]
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