I let you down last week by participating in the Yakezie Blog Swap. Instead of this ultra-inspirational award piece, you were treated instead to (dare I say it?) a tax related post.
I know. Horrible. Next time I’ll just spit in your food and get it over with already. Sorry.
Luckily, the piece was by our good friend Eric from NarrowBridge Finance, so it wasn’t me droning on and on about (shudder) taxes. We can all thank Eric and his entertaining, thoughtful prose for saving the blog from certain death.
But, we’re back for another week of award-winning award-giving, so fasten your seat belts and let’s get movin’.
This week’s winner of the soon-to-be-esteemed Blog Post of the Week! award is Achieving Financial Freedom One Slice At a Time from Financial Samurai. When I was a financial advisor, I’d ask people what they wanted to do with their life. They’d say “golf” or “travel” and I’d have to pretend I was the guy working the deli counter and ask “what else?” Break it down more! Tell me exactly where, with whom and why! You always knew the fourth thing they said was probably finally close to the true goal.
Sam doesn’t have four, he has 40. So should you. I’m not commenting on what you should do with your life…I’m just sayin’ that there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow out there and you should snag as many brass rings as your little hands can reach. Whichever ones you prefer.
Sam, I’ll now present you with the soon-to-be-esteemed Blog Post of the Week! award.
You are permitted to print off this page and post it on your refrigerator.
8 Other Blogs You Should Be Reading But Probably Forgot So I’ll Remind You
Because I haven’t given this award in a couple of weeks, I’m going to take the liberty of going into my way-back machine and snatch a few week-old pieces. Much like day-old bread, they’re still awfully good with some soup and lots of butter.
Freedom 48 gave us The Price of a Sandwich. Check out the world’s first sandwich-cost spreadsheet! I thought I was a geek. Sigh. I have so much to learn from these people.
FrugalPortland is Buying a Birthday Present for The Voice of Reason and settles on a gift of cash. Except that’s not how the story really goes. Check out her funny quandry.
You want inspiration? I’ve got yer inspiration right here: Dr. Dean gives us 20 Ways to Improve YOUR Customer Service at The Millionaire Nurse blog. I’m passionate about doughnuts and good business. This piece tackles one of the two. We’ll appreciate the other one next week, Dr. Dean.
More inspiration? How about Barbara Friedberg’s monster list: 50 Habits to Increase Wealth. I rarely send a post to StumbleUpon, but this was the exception.
You want kinda-inspirational-if-you’re-thinking-about-moving-off-the-grid? Check out John’s Early Retirement Extreme at Married (With Debt). Turn your next camping trip into a full-fledged retirement vision. Yee-haw!
How about a dose of frustrating? Follow Kari’s juggling of a big home move AND hackers on her Small Budget Big Dreams site in Website Issues: Help!? Hopefully Kari gets through this week safely and can crack open her favorite beverage later and laugh that she’s lived through the madness.
You want new? Well, new to me these last several weeks has been Anthony, from Joyful Self Manager. I’d seen him hanging out at the Yakezie financial blogger community site, but hadn’t ever meandered over to see his work. Wow! This dude packs a punch! Check out Self Manager – You Must See Yourself as a Success Coach for an example of Anthony’s thoughtful prose.
Speaking of thoughtful, I’m embarrassed to say that the blogger Shilpan from Street Smart Finance stopped by our site and commented foreverago while I was training for my marathon. I made the gi-normous mistake of not reading his work until recently. Once again, I’m the idiot. If you aren’t reading Shilpan’s stuff, you’re missing out. Try 3 Simple Steps to Rekindle Your Inner Passion.
Okay, and because I have nothing else for you at the moment, I’ll now present one of my favorite YouTube videos.
This isn’t suitable for little Johnny or Julie, unless you want to teach him to Butter Yo’ Shit.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
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