Before I start with what I’ve been dealing with lately, I’d like to give you some happy news that hit The Money Writers network last week: Frugal Dad has joined the group! We’re very thrilled to have him on board and very impressed with the growth and success of his blog. I’ve been a big fan of his site for quite sometime now, and thus, I’m very glad to see him as one of The Money Writers. Welcome aboard Jason!
As for me….I closed a long and eventful week yesterday that included many blog-related activities. I’ve been multi-tasking heavily and now my fingers are pretty worn from all the typing I’ve been doing over the last several days. 🙂 Among some of the stuff I was working on: transitioning out of my interim blog editor post at Mint.com’s blog. Mint.com has hired a new full-time editor, Lee Sherman, who will now take care of growing and managing the Mint blog. He’s got a lot of plans for their finance blog so I highly anticipate great things from them in the coming months.
I also had a fun and fabulous time with the Wise Bread Q & A “Women Bloggers’ Spotlight” last week. Lots of people dropped by, asked questions and were so kind with their feedback! Thank you to all of you who came by for a read, a visit, a question and comment. I hope you had as much fun as I did, discussing the world of personal finance and blogging and some of my favorite things!
As for my other favorite things… my preschooler just ended his stint at summer school last Friday, where they have daily projects. Well, he came home with this neat art project, which I just find so adorable. I’ve been quite impressed with the crafts they have the little kids do at schools these days — like turning these bunch of boring stones into a family of lady bugs! 🙂
Well, we weren’t the only ones who were busy: so was the rest of the blogosphere! Here’s the latest buzz around the financial web:
Recommended Personal Finance Reads
- All Financial Matters shares some nutty ways to be frugal. If that’s crazy, what about these *really* extreme ways to save money or these outrageous ways to save?
- Lazy Man and Money shares with us how to get wealthy right now!
- Money Smart Life covers student health insurance and tells us how to find the best health insurance rates for college students.
- Gen X Finance takes a poll: how has the value of your home held up over the past couple of years?
- The Sun’s Financial Diary admits that it’s not easy to live in New Jersey when you’re thinking about taxes! I have the same complaint about the taxes in California!
- Mighty Bargain Hunter asks how feverishly are you working towards your financial goals?
- No Credit Needed lists some sites that help you discover personal financial blogs! There are some great resources here.
- Million Dollar Journey gives us the basics of estate planning and the reasons why we all need wills.
- Brip Blap wonders out loud: should a country or society be happy to create wealth by investment or should it create wealth by work?
- My Dollar Plan shares with us 12 ways the Olympics can impact your finances.
- Weight Loss Journal suggests how we can lose weight without losing our minds!
- Prosper Blog releases market survey results for July 2008. The survey reveals how borrowers in the Prosper marketplace intend to use their funded loans.
- The Wisdom Journal encourages us to try out his stress test. So are you stressed? Here’s how researchers rate the most stressful financial events.
- The Financial Blogger talks about how to invest while taking taxes into consideration.
- Clever Dude claims he’s old. Well I was almost in high school when he was born, so I guess I’m ancient. 😉
- Don’t Mess With Taxes discusses Obama’s tax plan.
- Cavalcade of Risk: Thank you Joe, for featuring my post about “beating the stock market” in the carnival.
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