Thanks again for another wonderful week! This weekend is the local mini-marathon here in Indianapolis. Supposedly it is the largest mini-marathon in the United States. Not sure if I believe that, but I’ll be there supporting my wife starting at 7 a.m. today!
Here’s some awesome links to get you through your weekend personal finance fix:
My Favorite 3 Posts…
- Marc and Angel Hack Life reminded us all that money isn’t everything, What Money Can’t Buy.
- Bargaineering posted an awesome video about Psychological Money Games. If you don’t appreciate video content, I suggest you try to make your own. Trust me, you’ll appreciate this stuff much more.
- Think Simple Now featured a guest post by Jonathan Mead, entitled How To Find Beauty in Life. Yeah, I know it’s not personal finance, but it’s stuff like this that helps me maintain balance.
Man Vs. Debt Around The Web…
- I was honored to be included by The Simple Dollar in his most recent link round-up. Thanks Trent!
- Bargain Babe hosted my guest post, Cash Vs. Credit: Which Side Are You On?
- The Suburban Dollar asks his twitter friends, why do budgets fail? Check out my response.
- Bible Money Matters ran a special post called “Ask The Certified Planner.” See my question and how it was answered.
- I was honored to be including in a wide variety of other link-roundups. Some of them include My Two Dollars, My Life ROI, Automatic Finances, Managing Money God’s Way, and Like A Warm Cup Of Coffee!
Personal Finance Carnivals…
- Fire Finance hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance which featured my post, Yet Another 4 Reasons To Hate Credit Cards.
- Automatic Finances hosted the Carnival of Debt Reduction and I was honored as an Editor’s Pick with the post Dave Ramsey’s Town Hall For Hope Review!
- MoneyNing hosted the Carnival of Pecuniary Delights which featured my post, Saving Money On Traveling And Some Mistakes We’ve Made.
Best Of The Rest…
- Frugal Dad shared his 10 Commandments For Frugal Living. Nice list.
- Chief Family Officer has completely eliminated all of their non-mortgage debt! Rock on!
- Green Panda Treehouse had a guest post on FCN about Negotiating and Lowering Bills.
- Weakonomics documented how their are several local communities that have created their own currencies. I had never heard of this before, but I think it’s awesome.
- Cash Money Life stimulated some interesting comments with his post, What Is A Living Wage and Does It Exist In The U.S.?
- The Centsible Life discusses changing you password to help remind you of your goals. Nice hack!
- Wallet Pop talks about the 6 grossest ways to save money. I draw the line right before the things on this list.
- Moolanomy explains how to set goals that are S.M.A.R.T. I needed this post, myself.
- The Wisdom Journal listed 8 reasons to ditch your cell-phone insurance.
- The Wiser Miser had my favorite post name for the week, How to save money (tips for not f*cking it up)!
12 thoughts on “Weekend Reading: Mini-Marathon Edition!”
Hey! I saw you on Problogger and wanted to check out your blog.
I especially liked the post at “The Wiser Miser”. Thanks for the great links!
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MJ, Thanks for coming over! I think 31DBBB is awesome and am really enjoying getting to know other bloggers as well.
Glad you found the articles useful!
I ran that race many years ago (I went to Grad school in Muncie)…it’s a good one. It’s pretty cool running on the Indy 500 race track. Good luck to your wife!
I’m going to check out these posts…I’ve never even heard of cell phone insurance. And although I do draw the line as well at those gross way to save money, I did know a guy in college who grew up on a hippie commune (The Farm, in Tennessee) and his Mom made him sweaters out of dog hair. 🙂
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Yeah, that kind of stuff is just one step too far for me. But hey, I’m doing thing now that were one step to far for me 5 years ago. Who knows what the future holds?
Thanks for including my post on local currencies!
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Thanks for tipping me off to that concept!
Thanks for the link love. 😉
I also enjoyed reading the other articles. Great Saturday morning reading material.
Wow, appreciate you guys swinging by. Let’s just say, I’m an above average fan of your site. Really look up to your writing style. Glad you enjoyed the articles, as well.
Wow. That’s a lot of energy for 7 AM! Let us know how your wife did.
I ran track many years ago in high school (graduated in 1993). I ran the mile (slowly) and still follow distance running a bit (but haven’t run myself in ages)
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Kosmo, she ran it in 2:26:00. She’s been having a problem with a muscle in her leg and didn’t think she’d be able to finish. She put her head down and plowed through and even beat her goal of 2.5 hours! She did really awesome!
How do you find the time to round-up these great articles? Whew! Good job!
Hey thanks for the link! I’m glad you found my title amusing. I’m really enjoying your blog, keep up the good work 🙂
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