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In the past I got a little carried away with these blog updates. I was posting them every week just rambling about how my blog and life outside of blogging was going. Ok so maybe it was really just a way to fit in a link round up each week. I have since decided to move on from link round ups as I found I was almost always just linking to the same sites over again. Ultimately it wasn’t helping people much anymore.
Since it’s my blog, I still want to occasionally treat this as my personal diary or just vent about things that don’t deserve a post on their own. So if you’re looking for financial advice in this post, sorry to disappoint you.
On the home buying front, our condo buying process is going smoothly. I think the only thing left to take care of is getting some homeowner’s insurance and actually signing the mortgage. Well the only thing major anyway…there’s always countless things that need to be done when you move. I’m pretty happy with how it’s all gone and now we’re counting down the days before we finally become homeowners. Continue reading
Check out my new guide for starting a blog to learn how to go about properly creating your own blog.
When you set off on your blogging journey, you soon realize that there’s a lot more to it than just writing posts. That is just the bare bones of it all.
Marketing is almost as important so that your quality content is not wasted. Technical skills are important to ensure your blog is properly optimized for search engines and not holding you back.
The part that may be overlooked is the general managerial and organization skills that you need. Without those skills your blog may plateau prematurely and struggle to make it to the next level.
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Over the years I’ve wasted my share of money
if not more. While my car was one of my biggest splurges, entertainment spending was close behind.
I may have grown up taking advantage of cheap entertainment, I can’t say that trend continued as I got older. Instead, as I got more money in my bank account, the more I justified spending money to keep myself happy.
Here are some specific types of entertainment that I wasted money on:
1) Concerts – I’ve always been really into music, but growing up in a small town did not make for very many opportunities to see live music. So when I moved to Vancouver for college, I was all over checking out all my favorite bands in person. Continue reading
The following is a guest post. Andrea Woroch is a consumer and money-saving expert who shows people how they can live on less without radically changing their lifestyles. From smart spending tips to personal finance advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers. She has been featured among top news outlets such as NBC’s Today, Good Morning America, Dr. OZ, CNN, New York Times, Kiplinger Personal Finance, and many more. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook for daily savings posts.
We’re all guilty of making bad buying decisions from time to time, and that’s Okay. Just as long as you can identify the mistake and learn from it. However, when those occasional poor purchases turn into a behavioral pattern then you may have a much bigger issue on your hands. Paying little attention to your bad buying habits will ultimately effect your bottom line. Since these behaviors aren’t limited to spendthrifts either, it’s time to get a handle on your shopping indiscretions before it’s problem.
Here are 6 bad buying behaviors to kick before they become a habit! Continue reading
The following is a guest post. If interested in submitting a guest post, please read my guest posting policy and then contact me.
Even if you work a full time job, your weekly earnings may not be enough to pay all your living expenses. This is a problem that many adults face, primarily due to higher cost of living. Pay increases are few and far between. Some people simplify their lives to free up cash, whereas others look for better paying opportunities. But there is another way to improve one’s financial situation.
If you need extra cash to pay debt, save up for a house or afford a long overdue vacation, explore the benefits of starting your own business. Not to suggest quitting your full-time job immediately. In the beginning, a side business can supplement your present earnings and create disposable income. Continue reading