Money Saving Links: 9/7/08

09.07.08 | Savings Links | 2 Comments | by junger

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It's been a while since we've had a Money Saving Links post, but we're back at it.

We participated in the Carnival of Personal Finance #168, hosted by One Caveman’s Financial Journey. The carnival included our popular post The Secret Catch to Bank of America's "Keep the Change" Program.

Here are a few of the interesting posts from the carnival:

Risk-Free Banking - fivecentnickel.com

Four banks have failed since July, nine so far this year, and there are upwards of 90 more on the FDIC’s “troubled” bank list. It’s a nerve-wracking time, to be sure. So what can you do to reduce you risk when it comes to banking?

Put Tuition Refund in a High Yield Savings Account as an Emergency Fund - Green Panda Treehouse

The tuition refund is a great way to start an emergency fund. It’s not the most fun way to spend the money, but it’ll benefit you the most. Since college students tend not to have large incomes, this is a way to quickly set up a financial cushion.

The X Files and Your Money: Strange Similarities? - The Wisdom Journal

I watched the X-Files with my wife every Friday evening, then on Sunday evenings when it moved to a new time slot and we rarely missed an episode. Lately, after thinking about the show, I realized that a lot of its central themes are similar to how we work with and use our money.

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