I love the 4th of July. What’s there not to love? You got summertime, fireworks, barbecues, friends and family, etc. This weekend should be fun, with all of that in mind! :)
- Money Hacks Carnival #70 @ Blogging Banks included my article Use Google Apps to Start Your Business for Less.
- Carnival of Personal Finance #211 @ Green Panda Treehouse included my article Two More Virtues of Owning a Dog.
- Festival of Frugality #184 @ My Frugal Adventures included my article5 Tips to Prepare for Next Years Tax Season.
Guest Post & “Radio” Appearance
- I had a guest post on Get Rich Slowly titled How My Parents Saved $14,000 on Home Repairs. I also discussed that post in the last 4 minutes of Personal Finance Hour w/ JD@GetRichSlowly and Jim@Bargaineering… so give it a listen by clicking play below. If you just want to hear me scroll to about 55 minutes.
- AG @ Let’s Be Curious discusses the switch from on campus to the working world. AG goes over the story of a college student who transitions into the working world. What happens to their spending? What happens to their financial situation? This is a story we are all too familiar with!
- Save Money by Avoiding Advertising @ Financial Methods. This post couldn’t be more true. Sometimes the best way to save money is to just ignore all the blatant sales material in your face! I have previously written about my distaste for street graffiti.
- Adam@ManVsDebt offered his negotiation tips for beginners. This is a semi-long read so get ready to learn a lot! The negotiation tips are all solid. Make sure to read through the comments, too, to get a few more suggestions!
- Protecting your identity @ Suburban Dollar. Kyle is a “Certified Information Systems Security Professional” so this post deals with a lot of the technical aspects of protecting your identity (shredding, password management, wifi, etc). I have written about identity theft before, so I thought this was a good addition to my sentiment!
- Weakonomics wrote an interesting post that went over Keynes theory on saving and consumption. I don’t necessarily agree with some of the statements, but nonetheless it brings up questions everyone should be asking when they read economic theory!
- A discussion on Chase’s decision to raise minimum payments to 5% ensued on Moolanomy’s blog. The post went into a lot of the reasons why this is good for consumers. However, the comments gave the other side of the story and showed a few cases where consumers are really getting shafted.
- Happy 1 year to Bible Money Matters. Go check out his 1-year anniversary post and read some of his favorite posts over the past year.
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