Blog Post of the Week! by Young Adult Money
Did you miss me?
Hopefully, you didn’t even know I was gone, minions. It’s strange sitting at this desk again looking out over the little lake behind our house. I can’t put into words how much I’ve missed this desk after six weeks away.
It’s funny. While you’re away you can’t wait to get home. I’d just made it back here and thought “That was a really nice trip. I have to do something like that again soon.”
I must be absolutely nuts.
Of course, I can’t sit still. As you’re reading this I’m making the 5 hour drive to Houston for the Junior Olympics Track & Field events. My daughter qualified in the 800 meters and 3000 meters. After a good 800 last weekend, she’s looking forward to running nearly two miles in 100 degree heat. She’s got it easy. I have to sit in the stands and watch it. You know how hard it is to sit and watch someone else run in that kind of heat? You should feel bad for me…..
Our Big Winner
I love finding new-to-me blogs that are carefully written, and this week’s big prize champion fits that bill. DC from Young Adult Money surprised me with How To Save 5% Every Time You Shop At Target. Sure, there are blogs about financial topics that fill in a few blanks between the planks of my financial knowledge, but this post was full of such great new information to me that I have to award it BPOTW.
I find myself at Target at least twice a week. The people at the register offer me the card every. stinkin. time. Store cards are bad. In some ways, so is this one (DC outlines the negatives nicely), but the Target card is clearly for me, once he discussed the debit option. No credit card debt AND 5% back. Sweet.
DC, you probably don’t know this, but we have a HUGE award that goes to the soon-to-be-esteemed Blog Post of the Week! winner.
You ready to hear the details?
I’ll allow you to print this and post it on your refrigerator.
No, thank you. Really.
8 Blog Posts You Should Have Read By Now But Might Have Forgotten So I’ll Remind You
We’ll start our journey through blog land at Untemplater, where Sydney takes us on a tour: What to See In London: Highlights and Travel Tips. Check out the comments for reader favorites also. Never been to London? What are you waiting for? Go see this cool city the second the Olympics leave town.
And how cool is this? TB at Blue Collar Workman was surprised when his mom and sister, travelling across country, decided to chalk his website on their vehicle! See the results of TB’s informal survey in What Car Chalk Can Do For Your Website Traffic.
Sicorra at Tackling Our Debt picks up her Let’s Talk Money Series again with a compelling interview with the blogger from American Debt Project.
I haven’t talked about iHeartBudgets enough here in the past. Let’s rectify that by sending you to What To Do When You Blow The Budget. This would happen all the time when I was a planner. People would blow up their plan and proceed to do the only silly option: quit altogether. IHB has some better advice.
Our friend Carrie is celebrating the anniversary of her site CarefulCents by giving away a $25 gift card and reviewing her first year blogging. Congrats, Carrie!
Dr. Dean at the Millionaire Nurse Blog remembers some great times with the Olympics over the years…eating lots of McD’s and not gaining weight…ah, the good ‘ol days….
John at Married With Debt had a great post while I was traveling. As a horrible photographer, I was excited to read Make Your Travel Photography Magazine Quality. These simple steps will help my photos a TON.
Finally, I can’t tell you how happy I am to see posts from Andrew again at 101Centavos. Glad you’re back, my friend! For everyone sampling 101Centavos for the first time, read his post on contracts called Understanding the Fine Print….Clauses, Codicils and Other Buzzkills. It doesn’t matter what the topic is, the writing will bring you back for more.
We’re Very Popular and Modest
Thanks to KrantCents for including our post Americans Are Worried About Retirement. Really? in last week’s Friday Night Links: Olympic Medals Edition. As a long time KrantCents reader, it was awesome to see our little blog make his list.
Thanks to author and blogger Kylie Ofiu, Steve Stewart from MoneyPlanSOS and Ryan & Vincent from Planwise for mentioning their segments on our podcast. We enjoyed all of them!
Photo: Rhil Roeder
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