Okay, so maybe I’ve been a bit “laundry list” in the blog posts that I link to in my roundups. It’s hard though because I like a lot of what I see around the blog interwebs. But for this roundup, I worked extra hard to pick just a few of my favorite posts. Let’s see how I did…
Since a lot of my readers are personal finance folks, I think it would be awesome to start off with a round of freaking applause. One of you finance bloggers did it. Finished paying off their debt. Congratulations, John at Married (With Debt)! Now it’s time to work on a new blog title.
Make Yourself Awesomer!
Untemplater says that things happen, and don’t happen, for a reason. So when you’re waiting for a big result (audition, job interview…) take a deep breath and relax! But seriously man, waiting is hard.
What I like about Joyful Self Manager is that Anthony doesn’t just throw out dumb advice that looks good but actually sucks. And this post about positive affirmations is no different. If you’re not some hot model, don’t make your affirmation be something like “I’m the hottest, most attractive person alive.” Cuz it ain’t true (unless you’re my wife. Or Scarlett Johannson.). So pick the right things to tell yourself!
This post from Thad’s Thoughts blew my mind, dudes. Like Neo in the Matrix, “Whoa.” That’s all I can say. You should head over immediately. If not sooner.
Come Get Your Money!
Want to save money? How about spending some instead?! Debts N Taxes has an interesting little idea that just might work for some of you.
Do your friends give you crap for wanting to get out of debt fast? Don’t worry about it, it happens over at Bog of Debt, too. Want to hear the tale?
Prairie Home Ecothrifter had a GREAT post on the things you can do to save money on car maintenance. Don’t let those mechanics rip you off, you can do a lot of things yourself!
Who remembers Ducktales from growing up? I do! I remember most Scrooge McDuck swimming in a room full of gold coins. And of course I always wanted to try it. So who better to get some pf advice from? Thanks Bog of Debt.
Other Cool Stuff
Modest Money had this post about theft-proofing your vehicle and it really hit home for me. Not because I’ve been the victim of theft, but because I used to do the thieving. I was a very troubled kid in my teenage years and breaking into cars was nowhere near the worst thing that I got in to. Now that I’ve put all that behind me (and paid the penalities in both money and jail time), I look at younger dudes doing the same stuff and just shake my head. It’s the wrong path, dudes, and it only leads to jail. And also now that I’m older, I realize how crappy it is to have your car broken in to or property damaged!
Daisy from Add Vodka tells us what universal healthcare is really like. It’s nice hearing from someone who is living it and not from lying politicians.
Good Stuff for Me
Got a little link love from Earth and Money, The Wealth Artisan, Organic Fashion, Funny About Money (she really talked about a comment of mine–thanks!), and Modest Money (and Modest Money again–you’re awesome Jeremy).
I’m gonna rip off Jeremy at Modest Money‘s idea here and also thank some of you tweeters who gave me some tweet lovin’ recently!
Jeremy from Modest Money @ModestMoney
Stan from Debt N Taxes @
Bog of Debt @bogofdebt
PK, Cameron, and Bryan from Don’t Quit Your Day Job @dqydj_net
Earth and Money @earthandmoney
Sydney from Untemplater @untemplater