I am so glad this week is over. It’s not that anything horrendous happened, it was just long and tedious and exhausting. My part-time job started up again and if you follow me on Twitter (which you absolutely should be doing because I’m totally informative. And by informative, I mean random and insane), you know why I’m exhausted. I keep saying I’m going to stop accepting classes but being so behind on our savings, it’s hard to do. It did set a rule that I will not accept any classes that will overlap with FinCon. I refuse to have any other obligations during those 4 days.
I’m also struggling with what to do for my 35th birthday, which is slowly creeping up on me. I was originally going to go on vacation by myself but that’s not happening. Then I decided I was going to see a Broadway show but the show I want to see (Newsies) is a fortune. Now I’m just stuck. On the bright side, I still have a few months to figure it out.
One important note. I won my first award! The Free Financial Advisor picked my post about investing as the Blog Post of the Week! My prize? Getting to print out Joe’s post and hang it on my fridge! How awesome is that? Move over kid art! There’s new art in town!
On to this week’s posts. Again, so many good posts to choose from. I really wish there were less great blogs because…well, no I really don’t wish that. But the quality of content makes it so hard to narrow it down. So I’ll just put them all on shuffle and pick the first few:
- Corey from Passive Income to Retire issued a Beginning Blogger Challenge. He asked that “seasoned” bloggers share their best blogging tips to newbies. I was going to do this until I read My Broken Coin’s list of 20 Things Bloggers Should Stop Doing. Now I don’t need to. She’s pretty much covered it.
- Along the same lines, my BFF Nick from Step Away From the Mall gave his answer to Corey’s challenge. If you click any links today, click this one. Mainly because I bet Nick that his Alexa ranking would drop under 200K before March ended and I really don’t want to lose this bet. I shouldn’t because he’s thisclose but some help from you guys would push him under.
- Marissa from Thirty-Six Months gives some great pointers on How to Look and Act Like Business Owner. Since I plan on becoming one of those some day, I found her post extra informative.
- Eric from DollarVersity thinks that Cash Sucks. I don’t know that I agree with him but he does make some really valid points. I mainly don’t agree with him because like a child who runs with scissors, I cannot run with a credit card. I’m a danger to everyone.
- S. from American Debt Project had a week of outstanding posts this week. For me, though, the one that stood out was 9 Ways I Could Have Avoided Debt. I’m a little jealous she was able to narrow it down to only 9.
- This week was Women’s Money Week. For a complete round-up of most of the posts as well as an incredibly comprehensive list of female financial bloggers (which amazingly includes me!), visit their website.
- While you’re checking out new websites, stop by Curiosity Killed the Blog. Written by Andrea from So Over Debt, it’s a wealth of knowledge and helpful blogging tips. If you’re a new or veteran blogger, you need to read this site.
- Kari from Small Budget Big Dreams asks Hired Help: Lazy? Or Economical? I think it depends.
- Improve Your Blog, Improve Your Finances on Enemy of Debt
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