Beginning of August 2012 Favorite Blog Posts 43 Comments
Well I’ve got a BBQ at a friend’s place to go to. So I’ll keep this post short.
I’m not in favor of posting on the weekend, but I’m even less in favor of screwing my blogger friends over by having too many links in one post.
So here is some weekend reading material to check out. I don’t waste time following lousy blogs. So trust me, they’re all good reads. You might as well tweet/like them before you even read them.
What To Do When You Blow The Budget on iHeart Budgets – apparently Jacob has a problem blowing money on Nordstrom shoes and dresses. Who would’ve guessed?
A Few Misconceptions About Investing & The Market on Money Smart Guides – In a guest post, Tony clears up some thing that many people wrongly assume about investing.
Buying Our First House—Price & Other Costs on Master The Art Of Saving – Jen is buying her first house with her husband and are discovering all kinds of unexpected expenses. Northwest blogger party at Jen’s house!
Why We Don’t Clip Coupons on Live Well Simply – Here’s a post from Josh that I can totally agree with. Sorry couponers, I just can’t bring myself to join the couponing cult.
Point Of Reference on The Family Finances – Justin makes a great point about how your financial situation could be viewed quite differently based on who you are comparing against. So screw those Joneses and compare against your own goals.
A Dusty Guitar on See Debt Run – I guess Jeff is finally putting his rock band dreams on hold by selling his electric guitar and amp. Very responsible decision, but I hope he gets in a good jam session before selling it.
The Financial Toll of Breaking the Law on Edward Antrobus – Ed recently got his good friend to guest post on his blog…or should I say ‘bad friend’? He discusses the career consequences of being on the wrong side of the law.
What to buy at the dollar store on The Outlier Model – CF gives us the inside edge on what items are good buys at the dollar store and some to avoid. Funny story about her customer service skills too
What is an Olympic Medal worth to an athlete? on Canadian Personal Finance – Steve gives us the low down of how much some athletes will earn if they end up on the Olympic podium. I guess Italy can still pay top dollar when dealing with economic problems.
I finally have my Masters on Making Sense of Cents – Michelle recently attained her Masters degree. Considering how young she is, that is a hell of an accomplishment. She even started while in high school!
Why I Blog and Why You Should, Too! on Street Smart Finance – Shilpan started his blog around the same time as me and just celebrated his 6 month anniversary. He didn’t give details on his big party, but he talks about why he got into blogging.
Giving Should Exceed Saving? on Evolving PF – Emily gives me a good reminder of why I’m glad I’m not religious. She talks about how your savings percentage should relate to your tithing amount. I guess I’m greedy.
3 Benefits to Expanding Your Business with E-commerce on Careful Cents – Carrie has been having great success with her blog & career lately. In this post she explains some benefits to adding e-commerce to your blog. It’s something I plan on doing down the road.
3 Ways to Eat Like a Fat Kid and Lose Weight Like a Champ on Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses – I don’t think my metabolism agrees with Jessica’s strategy, but look at that sexy burger! Plus her grandma was my kindergarten teacher. How cool is that?
The Grass is Always Greener on the Job Security Side of the Fence on Blue Collar Workman – TB has been thinking about starting his own business lately, but job security can be tough to give up. I know all about that. I could use a little job security in my own career.
Why You Should Use A Mortgage Broker! on Money Bulldog – Adam explains why you shouldn’t just go to your bank for a mortgage. A mortgage broker will usually get you a much better rate and not even charge anything.
Are you living your financial values? on My Own Advisor – This post from Mark was really eye opening as I’m just starting to get into proper investing. It looks like I have lots of reading to do to figure out what kind of investing strategy is right for me.
Ok BBQ time! Fine I’ll feed the cats before I go.
Enjoy your long weekend!
Anybody watching much of the Olympics action?