It’s been many weeks since I posted a round-up of interesting reading around the boomer and retirement web. I have some time today so here goes.
< First up is stuff that I’ve posted elsewhere. On my ToughMoneyLove blog, I wrote about how we are able to save money on phone costs using Gmail. I have to compliment my father (85+ and counting) for giving it a try and liking it. VoIP (voice-over-internet-protocol) free and for the masses.
I also wrote a post on ways to jump-start your retirement planning that was published by the On Retirement blog at U.S. News and World Report.
If you are looking for a unique way to boost your IRA earnings, consider social lending. PT Money writes all about a Lending Club IRA. I think there are opportunities for good returns using this strategy. However, it does take time to select and monitor your loan portfolio.
The Dough Roller published an excellent summary of currently available personal finance software products. As I’ve mentioned recently, I’m migrating our finances from Quicken to a comprehensive Google Docs spreadsheet that I’ve been developing and expanding. The reason is that I need to safely and quickly access our information from multiple computers from multiple locations.
The My Money Blog wrote about a book called “Getting Organized in the Google Era.” I’m on the “organize to simplify” path myself and found the summary interesting.
Also, pay a visit to this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance for some helpful articles.
Have a great weekend!