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Daily tasteeness (2008-01-20)

Organize & Prepare: Do Your Taxes Quickly | My Dollar Plan
The title says it all. This seems like a good way to get organized to make taxes simpler.

Single Guy Money: Save Money on Auto Insurance
I just ripped Progressive a new one for how much I’ve been overcharged for my car insurance. If you have the money to do so, Single Money Guy has some tips to get discounts on insurance.

Time To Call The Credit Card Company
“If you are trying to get out of credit card debt, you might want to think about giving your credit card company a call.” Get your rates reduced, increase your limit, waive balance transfer fees… Make it easier to get out of debt. Argue well.

Benefits And Drawbacks Of Spending Cash | The Happy Rock
I mentioned previous that I was using cash to help with my budgeting/spending issues. This post lists some of the pros and cons of spending cash.

PuTTY: a free telnet/ssh client
Now that I’ve left Rose and had my laptop eaten by cats, I don’t have access to the nice college software for SSH access. So I’m reduced to using the free stuff, like Putty. It’s not bad, honestly. I’d recommend it for SSH, although not for FTP.

How to Automate Your Personal Finances ∞ Get Rich Slowly
Automating finances is a crucial way to get saving rolling and debt paid off. I’m not a fan of all of the steps here — I don’t agree with consolidating your bank accounts in one place — but overall, these are wise steps to follow.

Ask the Readers: Should I Prepare My Own Taxes or Go to an Accountant? ∞ Get Rich Slowly
My taxes aren’t complicated yet, but I do have a friend who will soon be running his own business and I am woefully tax-ignorant. I’ve leaked money like a sieve the last two years on my taxes, and this post reminded me that I need to get more educated.

WordPress 2.3 compatible WordPress – Del.icio.us Daily Synchronization script
I’ve been having a lot of trouble trying to get my del.icio.us links to post. The method on the del.icio.us site itself doesn’t work for me, and I wanted a bit more customization over style and format. So currently, I’m playing with this perl script.