What's the point of budgeting? and other hot personal finance stories, via Tip'd

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This week's stories include a list of buy and hold role models, an existential video about budgeting (no, really!), and an interesting experiment on going off-grid (for just a day). This is a round-up of the most popular finance links from Tip'd, the social media site for finance, in the past week.

Off the Grid and Into the Future (28 Tips)
Thoughts on downshifting to a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle. Read what other off-gridders think.

[Video] What's The Actual Point Of Budgeting? (24 Tips)
Baker from Man Vs. Debt discusses his recent struggle with budgeting within his 'Grocery' category. This leads him to contemplate the actual purpose of a budget and to illicit some help from the viewers. Read why people say they budget.

How To Get A Free FICO Credit Score Online (22 Tips)
Getting your credit report for free is not hard, but getting your credit score for free is a different story. This article show you a relatively new service that will give you your FICO score for free. Read what people are saying about it.

41 Investing Lessons We Already Know (21 Tips)
Simple and straightforward advice all the time. No wonder everyone makes money in the stock market. Read what other investors think.

The Buy and Hold Hall of Fame: 10 Legendary Long Term Investors (16 Tips)
Ten investors offer inspiration for the buy and hold crowd... with a "blogger" twist. The list includes: Warren Buffet, Ben Graham, Charlie Munger, John Bogle, Sir John Templeton, FMF, JD Roth, Ramit Sethi, Trent @ TSD, and Jim @ Bargaineering. Read what people are saying about it.

You can get more of today's hot finance stories at tipd.com. At Tip'd, the community chooses which financial stories go "hot" and appear on the homepage. The links above are those links which got "tipped" the most in the past seven days by the community members.

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