Blog Post of the Week! By Budgets Are Sexy
It had to happen.
In this little tiny sphere of personal finance blogging, two bloggers would have to, sooner or later, hatch the same idea at the same time. I’m sure it’s going on right now at two keyboards miles apart from each other….we’ve seen a rash of real estate posts lately. Early this year I couldn’t stay away from exchange traded fund explanations and strategies. I’m sure we’ll soon see a bunch of life insurance posts.
Here’s my little tale: OG & I talked through this BRILLIANT idea to add some personal financial pictures to the Roundtable discussion of our podcast. You know what I mean: ask people for their personal info, we’ll change their name, and discuss how they’re doing on the show.
I thought it was an awesome, novel, one-of-a-kind idea.
So, I email the roundtable crew, and with a smug little grin on my face, mouse on over to check out what’s happening at Budgets Are Sexy.
Side comment: When two women wear the same dress to a party, they cringe. When guys wear the same tie, we high five each other. So that means I’ve gotta give J. Money a high five for his post An Inside Look at YOUR Finances. Great minds, dude. Great minds.
J., I don’t know if you’re familiar with our little award, but congratulations. This soon-to-be-esteemed prize is INCREDIBLY exclusive.
You may print this page and post it on your refrigerator.
8 Other Blogs You Should Be Reading But Might Have Forgotten So I’ll Remind You
OnTargetCoach hits an AverageJoe bullseye with 10 Reasons Why Personal Finances Are Like Settlers of Catan. Seriously, I’m pretty sure he wrote it just to show up on this list. Here’s a hint: if you want a link from me, put a board game in your post. On that note, if you’ve never played Settlers of Catan, what are you waiting for? They now sell it at Target. Grab a copy, invite some friends over, and play. I know the cover makes it look like the most boring game of all time….believe me, you won’t be disappointed.
Tony at Joyful Self Manager discusses Strategies For Making Productivity Your B.F.F. I’m not sure if I want productivity to be my Big Fat Flamingo, but it’s still a really good post.
Darwin’s Finance shares some of his Recent Investments of Late. If you’re a new investor looking to learn about trading and how to decide on investments, Darwin’s site is a good place to start. It’s always fun to look over someone’s shoulder who’s talking through good investment decisions.
My Money Design reviews one of the classics, Rich Dad Poor Dad. What a great book to turn everything you’ve ever thought on its head. This might be the only finance book Cheryl devoured. Good review and discussion in the comments on this classic book.
Dr. Dean at the Millionaire Nurse asks: Active Listening, Can You Improve? Huh? What was the question again? I think if you read Dr. Dean’s post and then read the Art of Manliness post: 12 Concentration Exercises from 1918, you might have a shot at becoming a better listener.
PT Money write a thorough landlord primer piece with Find a Tenant: Credit Check and Screening. Man, did I get lucky scoring a tenant whom I know. If you’re thinking about becoming a landlord, PT’s post on how to make sure you find someone credit worthy is a must-read. How does PT have time to write stuff this good and crank out daily information on FinCon? The guy must never sleep.
Finally, I’m crazy about planning (I think most people who visit this site are planners). That’s why I loved Erin’s post at The Dog Ate My Wallet about Intentional Planning. I feel her pain. Today I left my phone in the car and my son took it to his lifeguarding job. If you’re trying to call me today, I’ll find out about it around 9:30 tonight! If I would have planned just a little, I wouldn’t have had this problem.
We’re Very Popular and Humble, Too
Our little site was listed in FemmeFrugality’s Sunshine Awards. I’d love to do our own Sunshine Awards, but as FF also laments in her post, there are so many sites to mention that I’ve found inspirational…I started to cut and could only get it down to 23. Thanks to all the bloggers out there for being so inspirational to OG & me, and a huge thank-you for including us in your 10, FF!
I’m pretty sure that Emily at EvolvingPF was laughing as she mentioned our site AND the high cost of sliced fruit in her How to Cut Your Food Spending – Reducing Grocery Costs post. As always, it’s a well researched post at EvolvingPF, with tons of tips. If you’ve listened to our podcast, you’ll know that the price of sliced fruit is a running joke that both OG and Steve Stewart from MoneyPlanSOS have been pulling on me.
I’m off to Michigan again today (I know I just left…couldn’t stay away). But next Tuesday I’m finally home for good…for now. OG & I have some fun surprises planned, especially in Monday’s podcast. Have a good weekend!
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