The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Inspection Report Aftermath Edition

We requested that about eight little things be fixed and they said yes within hours, so that’s easy. A handyman should be able to take care of all of it with a few hundred dollars at Home Depot and an afternoon in the house.

The “Once A Month, Check It” Technique For Avoiding Expensive Repairs My father gave me his copy of the things he does each month for home maintenance not too long ago, and here’s a post on the topic. My list is actually quite a bit longer than this one – I remember my father spending an entire Saturday doing it, and his list has about thirty things on it. Should I post the list? (@ no credit needed)

When To Replace A Car My rule of thumb is “don’t replace a car until you can afford a replacement out of pocket.” But I’m a big advocate of saving for car replacements so you don’t have to deal with a junker on its last legs. (@ bluntmoney)

A Week of Frugal Food Given the fact that the author was a graduate student, I expected to see the dreaded word ramen, but this article was surprisingly interesting and useful. (@ an english major’s money)

The Simple Dollar Retro: Paying Cash Versus Going Into Debt: Looking At The Numbers I’ve always liked this article: the post itself makes a good point, but the comments are crazy – I particularly liked the guy who advocated putting the car on a credit card. Let’s just say I hope nothing goes wrong for him while he has a huge credit card balance.

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  1. Lifeguard says:

    Q. “Should I post the list?”
    A. Yes. Please do.

  2. NCN says:

    Trent, thanks for the link… And, yes, post the list, please!

  3. Trent Trent says:

    OK. Give me a few days to copy it from the handwriting and clarify a few of the items.

  4. alex says:

    Thanks Trent, that would be great.

  5. Don’t give me too much credit–I’m not a grad student yet!

    Anyway, thanks for the link.

  6. NickC says:

    yes, post the list. Thanks for the great links these past few months .. several have been beneficial.

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