Cheap Gas, Simple Living and Personal Finance Blogs @ The Carnivals

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-08-1315

A few announcements I’d like to share with you!

Just want to remind everyone that I’m over at the Wise Bread Forums for the whole week, conducting a lengthy Q & A session with forum visitors. This is part of Wise Bread’s “Spotlight on Female Bloggers” project, which is a way to get to know our ladies of the PF blogosphere more intimately 😉 . If you would like to pick my brain on the subject of personal finance and blogging and anything else you’re just curious about, you can join us over at this thread to see me unload some titillating secrets. Okay, I’ll try… 🙂

I also wanted to add that I was invited by the Div-Net network to be one of their Associate Members. I was truly flattered to be invited to join a different type of network — one which was focused entirely on dividend and long-term investing practices. I enjoy getting to know different areas of the financial blogosphere, and this was one such opportunity to increase my knowledge further in this area. By the way, this network is open to new members, so check it out and see if it’s up your alley!

I also guest posted at MSN Smart Spending where I expounded on how small expenses can add up to a fortune over time.

Besides the forums and networks, I have also been cruising this week’s carnivals and did my usual stop over at the Carnival of Personal Finance #165, which was graciously hosted by Kevin at No Debt Plan. Guess what I encountered there?

In the meantime, the Festival of Frugality #138 was hosted by my good friend David from MoneyNing. Here are some articles I liked:

Other noteworthy carnivals: the Money Hacks Carnival #25, Olympic Edition was presented by The Personal Financier, where my post about free credit scores garnered an Editor’s Pick! While the Wealth, Money and Life Carnival at Dividends 4 Life featured my post on WaMu Free Checking as their Editor’s Choice as well. Thanks to Dorian and D4L!

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Chief Family Officer August 13, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Thanks for the mention, SVB@

Penelope @ Our Fourpence Worth August 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Thank you very much for the mention!

Kelly from Almost Frugal August 13, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Thanks for the mention! In writing the post I wanted to highlight some frugal entertainment tips in general and also introduce my American readers to some frugal things the French do, that they could adapt into their own lives. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

dawn @ iowahippiechick August 14, 2008 at 7:01 am

Thanks for the mention ~ what a terrific way to start my day 🙂

AndyS August 14, 2008 at 9:44 am

Just read your wise bread thread – great Q&A information there. You should almost take some of those items and write a post entitled “How to become a big time personal finance blogger!”. Some very useful insight there.

Silicon Valley Blogger August 14, 2008 at 9:59 am


It’s definitely a plan! I was thinking of highlighting some of the info on that forum in a future post. It’s been quite a hectic week to say the least! 🙂 But I’m stoked about getting a chance to dialogue with everyone in that capacity.

I look forward to presenting some questions to the next bloggers in line for this Q & A event.

Austin Real Estate Broker August 14, 2008 at 6:22 pm

I’ve never really been a frugal person. I always just kinda went with the flow. As the real estate market has been rough of late, I started looking at expenses and found a whole bunch of items I paid for every month that I never used. I had no idea I was even buying Time Warner “extras”. I never really used them so I just cancelled them to the tune of $35 per month! Wahoo! I second the look at your small expenses. They creep up on ya.


shadox August 16, 2008 at 2:15 am

Thank you kindly for mentioning my post. Much obliged.

shadox August 16, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Thanks for mentioning my post. I am a regular reader of your blog. We both live in Silicon Valley so I relate to many of your posts.

Respond August 17, 2008 at 10:47 pm

I went through the thread in Wise bread forum. Thanks.

WWL August 23, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Glad to see that sound financial advice is becoming more widespread on the web. I particularly enjoyed your post about how little expenses can add up substantially over time; the value of time is something not considered often enough in financial discussions. Thanks!

Lokes October 24, 2008 at 10:16 am

“how small expenses can add up to a fortune over time” — this is really a frugal thought we should all embrace. It’s definitely a great idea that should encourage people to save more.

Personal finance and credit crunch February 2, 2009 at 1:26 pm

The small expenses tip is spot on, and this is especially the case for people with low incomes. It’s the small things that you can really save money on such as;

-Using less petrol, walking those short trips
-Saving electricity, this is the easiest one, turn off those lights when you dont need them on!
-Buying food in bulk, food that doesnt go off easy, buy in bulk because it always works out cheaper!

emma February 20, 2009 at 7:52 am

thanks for >>>”150+ Personal Finance Blogs @ Financial Ramblings (too cool!)”. i follow link to read most of them..

Bill Beavers June 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm

My compliments on all the great financial information you are delivering for everyone. Now is the time to be frugal. Thanks so much and all the best.

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