- Personal finance from around the Web:
- Economic (re)construction? Housing construction activity was up 21.1 percent last month from the previous year — and the most prolific it has been since July 2009. Could be a hopeful sign for a key pillar of the US economy. [The New York Times]
- Does cutting costs have to mean sacrifice? Sure, recession time is all about trimming here and there. But there may be ways to decrease regular monthly expenses without eliminating convenience. It’s all about targeting expenses for services you don’t take full advantage of. [Five Cent Nickel]
- Twitter: the most bankable 140 characters around. There is an influx of tools for finding deals as they are posted on the social media service. Think of them as your tweet-tuned ears. [Wisebread]
- Hiring a tax preparation professional may not be the best answer for your April 15th woes. Here are some tips for getting the most bang for your filing buck this year. [Smart Spending – MSN Money]
- As if walking behind someone chattering on an invisible Bluetooth headset wasn’t bad enough: you may soon see people on the street rolling their eyes at no one in particular. They’re not trying to be rude, just raising or lowering the volume on their phone or music player. A Japanese company has developed headphones for cellular devices that use eye movements to cue functions. [Yahoo Finance]
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