Welcome to Wise Bread’s Best Money Tips roundup. Today, we tell you how many points a late mortgage payment will cost you, how early retirement might not be smart, and if you can really make any money chasing rates.
Top 5 Articles
How Being Late on a Mortgage Payment Affects Your Credit Score — Think it’s just a little ding? Depending on how long you wait, a late payment could really mess with your score! CNN Money via Free Money Finance
10 Social Media Blunders That Will Hurt Your Career — Don’t be stupid. Know the rules for posting online, before you lose your job! LearnVest
Can You Actually Make Money Chasing Rates? Some people swear by it, but is it really a feasible way to make cash? Trent explains. The Simple Dollar
5 Weird Habits that Can make You Rich — They are not for everyone, but this quirky ways of looking at finance can keep you out of debt! Gen Y Wealth
The Dark Side of Early Retirement — If you’re still planning on ditching the work force at 65, you may want to reconsider. There are some serious disadvantages that need to be explored! Financial Samurai
Other Essential Reading
Shop for Clothes Like a Savvy Mother — Don’t confuse “price” with “value.” Find out what other recommendations the experts make here! Put This On via Lifehacker
Premium Gasoline Possibly Switched with Ethanol E-85 — Oops! A possible recent fuel blunder may affect your car. Find out how you can cash in on this accusation. Consumerism Commentary
Your Future Financial Security Depends on You… and Only You — This is a hard-hitting piece that everyone should read. It really is all about you. Moolanomy
Six “WFT” Credit Cards — These cards aren’t exactly the cream of the crop. Find out why before you sign up! Nerd Wallet
Parting with Sentimental Clutter — It’s not easy, but it might be necessary! If you’re holding on to years’ of memories, this read is for you! Unclutterer
Thanks to the Prairie Eco-Thrifter for including us in the Festival of Frugality #229!