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Personal Finance Round-Up

By Gradspot Dot Com

Every content provider and its mother is going nuclear on money (and job) related stories these days. Here's a quick rundown of some pieces we found interesting.

  • American Express Kept a (Very) Watchful Eye on Charges. With credit as tight as it is, you can bet your non-existent dollar that other credit card companies are going to be as vigilant as AmEx appears to be when it comes to how you use your card.
  • Appetite for Investment. Playboy calls on Guns 'n' Roses legend Duff McKagan to scribe its financial column. Awesome!?
  • What You Need to Know About your Credit Score. It never hurts to be reminded...
  • A Month Free? Rent Are Falling Fast. According to the NYT, the real-estate bubble is finally bursting, at least when it comes to rentals. What's happening in your neck of the woods?
  • How Credit Bureaus Correct, or Fail to Correct, Errors on Your Report. Smart Money offers a frightening investigation of what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to credit scores.
  • A Business of Your Own. The WSJ reports that an increasing number of twentysomething are responding to the economic downturn by working for themselves. There are also some good tips for anyone looking to take the plunge.
  • Will Confessions of a Shopaholic Triumph Over Today’s Cratering Economy? Good question, buddies!
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