I have been writing about personal finance for more than two years. I think that I have a pretty decent grasp on the “basics” of debt reduction, saving money, and living on a budget. But, I still have many questions about money, money management, and investing. So, I turn to you, my fellow bloggers and faithful readers. Here are 5 questions that I have about personal finance. If you have a blog, pick a question (or questions) and write a post (or link to a post you have already written) and let me know your answer. If you don’t have a blog, but would like to answer any (or all) of the questions, simply leave a comment! (I’ll be including this submission over at Problogger as part of the “Top 5 Group Writing Project“)
1. Should I invest my retirement funds in ETFs, Mutual Funds, Bonds, or Individual Stocks? Depending on your answer, what should the proper “mix” be?
2. Should I use an Education Savings Account or a 529 Plan to save for my kids’ college education?
3. What 5 personal finance books should I read?
4. Should I give my children an “allowance” or should I only give them a “salary” based on “chores” that they do around the house?
5. How can I save money on food, especially “healthy food”? Now that I am losing weight, I am finding it difficult to find coupons for “real” food. Any thoughts?
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