This Week in Money Management: Who’s Your Neighbor?'/


With housing prices in the dump, many American homeowners are doubting if their homes will ever be the profitable investment they hoped to be living in. For buyers, it’s a different story — especially foreign buyers, whose interest in American real estate is spiking. Read more about that, and other mortgage and credit news, in this week’s money management roundup.

1. Low real estate prices are bad news to American homeowners, but great for buyers — especially those from overseas, who spend roughly $41 billion on American real estate, according to CNBC.

2. As the effects of the recession linger, what have you learned? Budgets are Sexy looks at six lessons the economic slump has imparted.

3. A major employer is cutting their ranks: the US military. CNN looks at why joining the military is no longer the fallback option it used to be.

4. Does your generous streak with friends get you in trouble when they don’t pay you back? Mint reveals five apps that can help you get your cash.

5. You may have closed the book on college, but now those books are just collecting dust on your shelves. MoneyCrashers shows you how to get the most for your textbooks.

6. Fabulously Broke in the City examines the strange–and close-to-home phenomenon–that the stingiest people are often the wealthiest.

7. They say nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, but WiseBread actually has a few other guarantees to add to that list.

8. Gas prices may be off their peak earlier this summer, but at nearly $4 a gallon, they’re still pretty tough on most driver’s budgets. Bargaineering tells you how to maintain your car to increase its fuel efficiency — and cut your gas spending as much as possible.

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Published July 11, 2011 Updated: February 18, 2014
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One response to “This Week in Money Management: Who’s Your Neighbor?”

  1. J. Money says:

    Thanks for the shout out!

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