My Favorite Personal Finance Blogs
I have been blown away by the quality of personal finance blogs that are out there on the web. Not only that, but I have received an amazing amount of support from other bloggers since I started writing my own. Here is a list of my favorites and what they have been writing lately:
Don at 20′s Finances wrote Five More Ways to Make Extra Money:
Each one of us used the extra money for different things: I used it to help me pay down my debt faster, while one of my friends used the money to max out his Roth IRA contributions each year. My other friend used the extra cash to fund his summer vacation with his girlfriend. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have a plan for the money.
JW at All Things Finance wrote Midweek Infographic – Attack of the Debt Monkey:
Today’s infographic takes a look at how much the average American spends and how the addition of government debt is crippling us today. What kind of example can be sent when our own government borrows at all time highs. Will we ever get our nation’s debts under control?
Greg at Club Thrifty wrote What My Parents Never Taught Me About Money:
While I was growing up, becoming wealthy was something that seemed completely unattainable to me. It was something that only professional athletes and movie stars could accomplish. Sure, there were businessmen who gambled in the stock market, lawyers who defended the guilty, and politicians who’s wealth came from – well, I had no idea where it came from. I “knew” these people to be rich. However, I didn’t know anybody personally who was wealthy. At least, I didn’t think I knew anybody that could be considered wealthy.
Krancents wrote Lunch With?
Who would you like to have lunch with? Lunch with Warren Buffett can cost $3.5 million! Do you think you could learn enough in a few hours to justify that cost? People bid for the opportunity to have lunch with Warren Buffett. Last year’s winner was Ted Weschler who wound up getting a job with Buffett. Imagine a lunch with someone like Buffett could change your life. Who would you like to have lunch with?
Jen at Master the Art of Saving wrote Find Our First Home – Check!:
We’ve only been searching for our first house for around 2 months now. About 2 months ago, we were pre-approved for a home loan using the USDA Guaranteed Loan and we’ve found a great house already.
Jacqueline Curtis at Money Crashers wrote 5 Ways to Save Money on School Expenses for Kids:
You probably expect to pay for some parts of your child’s education, even if your child goes to public school. At the beginning of the school year, there’s the obligatory back-to-school shopping trip, PTA fees, and monthly lunch money.
But it’s the unexpected little fees and donations for class trips, fundraisers, parties, and the like that really add up over time. The question is: How much is too much? And how do you rein in school spending so that it doesn’t completely break your budget?
Moneysma at Money Smart Guides wrote Money Saving Discounts:
Most shoppers are aware of the coupons that come in the Sunday paper as well at coupon codes. But there are some great often overlooked coupons that most consumers miss. If you just pay a little more attention, you may be surprised at ways you can save money.
Marie at Prairie Eco-Thrifter wrote Old Time Free Summer Activities for Kids:
Does it seem that parents today step in too often to keep their children occupied? I see adults making sure their kids are signed up for ball games, ballet practice, camp and other activities so that the kids have little unscheduled time to fill. Yet, I’m sure the kids still sing that age old summer chant ‘Mom, I’m bored!”.
Linsey Knerl at Wisebread wrote 5 Essential Tools for Telecommuting:
If you’re one of the 2.9 million teleworkers cited in a recent workshifting.com report (PDF), you likely already understand how having the right tools for the job can increase productivity and make you appear like a rock star to your boss. These solutions — handpicked by actual workers in the teleshift trenches — are ideal for keeping your days productive and your spirits high.
Financial Samurai at Yakezie wrote Entrepreneurship As A Cure For All Problems:
One of the best things about having a job is that no matter what you do, you will always get paid a base salary. The longer people stay at their jobs, the longer they understand this “benefit.” Managers understand this as well, which is why they are constantly looking for new blood to keep the workforce hungry.
Young at Young and Thrifty wrote Lessons Learned from Blogging:
Now that I’ve “retired” from the blog owning business of things for a few months, I’d thought I’d share my thoughts. Everyone dreams to make it big while doing what they love, sharing their opinions, and being creative. Blogging can be a great avenue for this. As someone who was able to make four figures on a consistent monthly basis, I would say I was one of the lucky ones generate a little bit of income from being passionate about personal finance and writing.