linklings, finally, again
I doubt they have been sorely missed, since link roundups are not always the most exciting parts of a blog’s weekly schedule, but I am finally back into the swing of roundups. Roundups are a little tougher than regular posts, simply because they do have to be created “real time” – you can’t create them weeks in advance. But I do appreciate being included in other blog’s roundups and I therefore feel I owe it to do the same.
I made a bad mistake in yesterday’s post -I should have thought that one out a bit more before posting it. That’s what you get for writing too quickly, before researching.
Our recent move has been a slight disappointment in one sense – I haven’t found that grocery store prices are much lower than they were in New Jersey. Prices are a little lower here and there, but not enough to reduce our bills any significant amount. I thought they might have been a bit lower. That’s really the only negative, so far. Otherwise, the change in our daily lifestyle – nice weather, pleasant surroundings, good public services (parks and libraries) couldn’t make for a more dramatic change.
Time sensitive contest:
How To Do a Mid-Year Financial Checkup – Things to Think About This Summer and Seven Ways to Save Money on Your Summer Family Trip: I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t concentrate much on personal finance once summer comes. I am easily distracted by biking, wandering around outdoors and lazy evenings. I guess I’ll have to get over that now that I’m in Florida, won’t I?
Alternative Income Streams – June 2009: As always, interesting to take a peek at other people’s finances…
The Prepaid Funeral: Advantages & Disadvantages: And yikes, back down to earth. I have wondered about whether planning your own funeral is something we should do just as seriously as making a will or buying insurance.
Extreme Saving When You Are Young: How Much Is Too Much?: You have to live your life. Save 15%, 20% of your income but after that, please, spend. Just don’t spend it on “stuff” – spend it on a nice house, a life-altering trip overseas, your education, your kids. Don’t buy an iPhone or a Wii.
The One Thing that Makes a Winning Resume: I need to update mine. My resume is not nearly “punchy” enough. I have a lot of accomplishments in it that are weakly described as “led implementation of…” etc.
Can Stock Trading Software Make You Money? versus Stock Market Technical Analysis – Loads Of Bull Crap And Bear Crap. If you want to judge for yourself, try 4 FREE Videos for INO TV by clicking here. That’s an affiliate link, by the way. INO’s an interesting site, particularly if you’re a blogger or interested in stock trading.
Readers Share Lending Club Returns: I have been a proponent of P2P lending for a while and Prosper (where I was a writer for their blog) and Lending Club in particular. I’m not sure where P2P lending is going, but I think they are a definite investing niche for investors who want to diversify.
And finally, another great article from one of my favorite blogs: How to spend very little money. I can’t say I always think the same way – I do spend money on things. I bought a bike trailer for my kids, for example.