Saving Money Blog

Finance Blogs » Saving Money Blog » 5 things to know: 8-30-12

5 things to know: 8-30-12

By Crissinda Ponder ·
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Posted: 8 am ET

Friday's almost here. While you impatiently wait for the long weekend ahead of you, think about the five things you can learn about your money today on

1. Could you make a pyramid your humble abode? What about a dome? There are four unusual homes for sale. Find your perfect shape.

2. Liability and underinsured/uninsured motorist are among the forms of coverage you do not want to skimp on when purchasing car insurance.

3. Although there are exemptions available, will YOU be hit by the health care "mandate"?

4. Were you approved for new credit but didn't get the best possible rate? We have some important lessons you can learn from credit score disclosure forms.

5. Sadly, the past 10 years were marked a "lost decade" for the middle class. What will the future look like for this shrinking group?

Follow me on Twitter @CrissiPonder.

Bankrate wants to hear from you and encourages comments. We ask that you stay on topic, respect other people's opinions, and avoid profanity, offensive statements, and illegal content. Please keep in mind that we reserve the right to (but are not obligated to) edit or delete your comments. Please avoid posting private or confidential information, and also keep in mind that anything you post may be disclosed, published, transmitted or reused.

By submitting a post, you agree to be bound by Bankrate's terms of use. Please refer to Bankrate's privacy policy for more information regarding Bankrate's privacy practices.