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Personal-Finance Blog Watch

Look at a sampling of the latest posts on making and spending money.
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The Internet hosts a seemingly countless number of personal-finance blogs. Some chronicle the day-to-day struggles of individuals trying to make it big. Others are operated by some of the financial world's largest corporations.

Here's a sampling of current noteworthy postings:

Not entirely smart with money? Tracy Coenan offers a simplified budgeting plan that will make you change your spending habits at


Don't want to get charged? Mary Pilon of

FiLife shows students how to prepare for checking-account changes after graduation.

Mystery shopping and more can earn you an extra $100 a month at

Millionaire Money Habits.

Brip Blap provides 10 ways to talk to your teenager about personal finance.

Gen-Xers can learn how to make money off of rising gas prices from Jeremy at

Generation Xfinance.

Consumerism Commentary shows the way to get a $100 bonus just for opening a checking account with Chase, part of

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Plan out 2008 by setting realistic goals as detailed by Erik Folgate at


There are a lot of lessons to be learned about the credit-card world at

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity. The insight is gleaned from the confessions of a Chase representative.

Luke Livingston is asking everyone else to pay off his student loans -- and it's working!


frugal duchess gives a month by month, city by city travel guide of where to go and when, at the lowest prices.

Find the 15 credit cards with the best rewards programs at

Consumerism Commentary.