What we’re reading 7-24-15

Here are the things we’ve found interesting or noteworthy this morning:

A Programmable Thermostat Can Save You Money, But Only if You Know How to Use It-True story: My husband gave me a programmable thermostat as his first Valentine’s Day gift to me, explaining that it was really romantic because it gave us extra money for going out. Related article How to Slash Your Electric Bill by $1,500 a Year in 3 Simple Steps also gives some good advice.

Is Buy and Hold Finished? Read What Hulbert Says About Market Timing-Market timing can work, but it’s a lot of work. Buy and hold is a much easier strategy to implement.

The Top 7 Investing Mistakes to Avoid-My favorite is the last on the list: Not paying attention to fees.

Help! I’m Trapped in a House I Can’t Afford to Sell-How you can get out of the trap.

I spent 2 weeks using only cash — here’s how 14 days changed the way I’ll spend forever-An interesting budgeting exercise we may have to try. It’s citing 13 tips to save up to $1,000 in 30 days or less for the idea, which is also a good read.

College or Retirement? How to Save When You’re an Older Parent-Retirement savings first, folks.

10 high-paying jobs you can do on the side-9 of these pay at least $15/hour

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