Blog Post of the Week! by Sandy from Yes, I Am Cheap
Well, I missed this post’s usual Friday deadline in the worlds-longest-week. It’s those times that you work the entire weekend that you realize how crucial those days are for your Monday through Friday productivity. So….better late than never.
While this is easily my favorite post of the week (I take my nutty little award FAR too seriously), I realized recently that I have too many BPotW! posts. We have a podcast on Monday, then two financial posts (Tuesday and Thursday) before we do the BPotW! every Friday. If you don’t count the podcast (it’s becoming clear that my podcast audience and blog audience are largely two different groups) one of every three posts here is BPotW! People who come here for financial advice are instead getting a nice laundry list of other places on the net for good writing.
Starting in two weeks we’ll launch “Blog Post of the Fortnight!” Thanks to a discussion with blogger Kylie Ofiu at FinCon, I now know what the $%#! a fortnight might be. Every two weeks we’ll offer good writing. This will add another new post every other Friday, and BPotF! will be one of every six posts, which is a more tolerable ratio.
Enough Yacking, Let’s Award an Award to An Award Winner
I’m always a fan of posts that save me money. I’ve often tried to score free airline money, but Sandy at Yes I Am Cheap walks us through the process and pitfalls in How to Score Free Money From the Airlines.
Maybe it’s because I recently flew again (and boy are my arms tired…come on…you were waiting for it, weren’t you?), but knowing that airlines are the key to achieving my travel goals, this post could save me hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Sandy hates my blog, so she won’t come here to claim it, but here’s her big prize:
(readers…that’s an inside baseball joke from Ignite FinCon. I don’t know if she REALLY hates my blog….)
You, Sandy, may print off this page and place it on your refrigerator.
No, thank you.
8 Other Brilliant Blog Posts You Should Have Read But May Have Missed So I’ll Remind You
Point/Counterpoint – Let’s start off with John at Married (with Debt) and Brent at On Target Coach. If I have my story right, here’s what happened: John wrote an article entitled Transitioning to Blue Collar Work. That opened a discussion between John and Brent at On Target Coach, who wrote a THREE PIECE EPIC entitled Work and Retirement. I love it when money geeks get on a roll. It produces some great work for us all to read.
Hot Cars! – Krantcents likes cars and discusses how he was able to focus on his dreams without flushing all his money down the toilet on a sports car in I Always Wanted 911 Porsche Cabriolet!
Paying cash works – Dr Dean at the Millionaire Nurse Blog writes about how to save money by paying cash in When Does Paying Cash Pay? Nine Ways to Save!
Uber-Geek! – The mega geek in me LOVES the new Debt Black Hole series What’s Your Current Financial Condition? (Financial Alert Signals) I’ve read many, many versions of how to think about financial planning, but Star Trek lingo to ‘splain it all is new on me.
Podcast bucket list – I enjoy the BuckInspire Podcast. It’s a quick, upbeat show that always leaves me thinking. Listen to Buck’s interview with Whitegate PR’s Dana Humphrey.
Running – As a runner, I enjoyed reading about Krystal’s use of the Nike+ system in Running Toward My Goals at Give Me Back My Five Bucks. I use the same system and flippin’ love it. Highly recommended.
Freedom! – Let’s cap off a great week with a fantastic post from Financial Samurai: How to Save More For Retirement If You Don’t Make Much Money. Another well thought out argument.
We’re Very Popular and Humble
Thanks to Kathleen at Frugal Portland for calling me “hilarious.” I’ll say this: takes one to know one.
Dr. Dean wrote a post about playing board games with his awesome spouse Cil, Len Penzo, honeybee Penzo and I at FinCon. You’ll have to read it. My stomach may still hurt from how hard we were laughing. Here’s how obnoxious we were: a couple sat at a table next to us, ordered, and then left because we were too loud. Oops!
Kim from Eyes On The Dollar was nice enough to include us in her I Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blog Posts …er….post.
Jana at Daily Money Shot said I have a dirty mind. I think that’s the highest compliment Jana has ever paid me.
Congrats to Christa from MomVesting for two reasons: one, she’s the proud mother of a baby girl, and two, we’re seeing her walking around the blog community again! She linked to us in her Hello Again MV Readers piece.
Sean from One Smart Dollar, who I was happy tracked me down at FinCon, shared our post with his readers in his Take Aways from #FinCon12 post.
And Finally….here’s a hilarious short video (1:45) on The Importance of Saving Money from South Park OG sent me today:
Photo: Roberto Verzo
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