Showing posts with label bloggers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bloggers. Show all posts

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Weekly Reading: My Favorite Links

Great posts this week. Here's my weekly roundup of interesting reading. The following posts caught my eye:

From The Budget Fashionista: The Financial Diet: Personal Finance

From Blunt Money: The high cost of inertia

From I've Paid For This Twice Already: How Small a Transaction Before Plastic Seems Absurd?

From Wise Bread: If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?

From The Diary of a Reformed Spendaholic: Taking the rush out

From Beachgirl's Budget Blog: My Story


Sunday, January 20, 2008

My Favorite Posts: Weekly Roundup

Once again, My Two Dollars has posted on a topic that hits me where I live: The rental market. Boston Gal's Open Wallet has an interesting post on rental prices. Here's my weekly roundup of articles that caught my eye.
From My Two Dollars: 10 Tips For First-Time Apartment Renters. My favorite tip from this post:
"3. Talk to the neighbors if you get a chance. If only I had done this at a few of the places that I lived, I never would have moved in. Between finding out about the guy that sings love songs to his old girlfriend at 3am to the chain smoker in the apartment next door, you can learn a lot just by being friendly with one of the neighbors. Ask them what they think of the place, how the landlord is, etc. - get a feel for your new home before you sign anything."
From Mighty Bargain Hunter: Discipline and personal finance: "Successful personal finance requires planning and regular, purposeful maintenance, and that takes discipline."

From Boston Gal's Open Wallet: Home Sellers' Pain Is Renters' Gain: "Savvy renters in struggling markets are playing landlords off each other."

From Chief Family Officer: February: Month of the All-Cash Spending Experiment:"So that's the purpose of this experiment: to see if going to an all-cash system curtails discretionary spending by 10% or more."

From Queercents: Pink & Green Parenting: Lost in the Plastic Rainforest: Greening Your Home: "I knew that having a baby would change my life in unforeseen ways, but there’s one aspect of modern parenting that I was totally unprepared for. Like Mr. Robinson in The Graduate, I have one word for you, potential parents: Plastics."

From Frugal Bachelor: Is the working class left out of bulk buying? "But I have to say I don't totally understand why the bigger package is cheaper per roll. "

From Punny Money: Bought a Diamond in the Last 14 Years? Get Tons of Money From Class Action Settlement: "De Beers, the company which essentially has a monopoly on the world’s supply of diamonds, is settling a massive lawsuit brought against it under allegations of monumental price fixing."


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Weekly Reading: My Favorite Links

What do you tell people about your money? What do you consider TMI? Those are a few questions that This Writer's Wallet addresses in a recent insightful post. Here are a few of the links that caught my eye this week.

From Get Rich Slowly: Some Final Thoughts on Work, Education, and Fulfillment: This is a very thoughtful roundup about the meaning of success, achievement and work in our lives. The comments and links to related topics are excellent.

From SingleGuyMoney:Increasing Credit Scores. This post offers a great overview about credit scores and tips to increase credit ratings.

From The Budget Fashionista: Prom Dresses on a Budget: Five Great Picks for Under $50 There's no need to spend a fortune to look great at formal events.

From Brip Blap: learning how to let go This piece contains excellent tips about letting go of clutter and other items that we have stuffed in boxes and drawers. I need to memorize this post.

From Mrs. Micah: Finance for a Freelance Life: An Idea for Using Your Pennies to Make Others Happier I've been collecting pennies from around my house, and so I found this post to be especially interesting.

From This Writer's Wallet: Let’s Get Something Straight: Is It Just Money? I just love this thoughtful post about money, honesty and TMI (too much information)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Welcome to Readers

A special welcome to new readers from In a post today called: Personal-Finance Blog Watch, writer Laura Moran from mentioned this blog and a few others in a roundup of personal finance bloggers. It's an excellent line-up and includes some of my favorite bloggers. I am grateful to be included in the mix.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Saving on a Slim Budget & Other Tips From the Carnival of Personal Finance

The Carnival of Personal Finance is up at We're in Debt. Thanks to the host for organizing a great carnival. Thanks for including one of my posts in the mix. Here are a few items that caught my eye:

From Being Frugal: build up your emergency fund (even if you're on a tight budget.)

From FatherSez: goals for 2008. ( a great overview for bloggers).

From Chief Family Officer: quit taking advantage of “great deals"

From Aching Debts: goals and resolutions for 2008.

From Millionaire Mommy Next Door: 10 tips to retire on less.

Sunday, December 23, 2007