This past week was a great one, so I sure hope this week is just as good. Here are some of the cool things that happened:
- Got to see the Bourne Legacy movie at a drive-in theater. Pretty cool stuff!
- Here are some things to remember at a drive in theater:
- At certain times of year, it is hot out. This is that time of year.
- Please don’t smoke: it’s hard for people to relocate at a drive-in.
- Turn off your car’s lights!
- SERIOUSLY, TURN OFF YOUR CARS LIGHTS!
- Small vehicles go in front, tanks in back. I’m sorry you have a huge family, but some people can’t see over your Knight XV.
- I learned a whole bunch of new information about coding, sweet!
- I got to spend a whole bunch of time with my wife, that was fun!
- I finished this awesome book called Love Does by Bob Goff. You get a really neat surprise at the end.
In addition to all of those goodies, last week I finally published my Famous Entrepreneurs List article that took me a good while to put together because I actually gathered a ton of data and calculated it out. It isn’t a typical list that goes only on net worth, it also takes into consideration social metrics like Twitter followers and Facebook likes.
A couple of really cool Yakezie members have already posted it to their round ups! Thanks to those who did, and here are the round ups that featured it:
- Blue Collar Workman’s Yakezie Lifestyle Carnival
- Frugal Portland’s Dog Days of Summer Edition
- Saving To Invest’s Carnival of Retirement
- The Lifestyle Carnival 16th Edition
- Young and Thrifty’s Weekend Ramblings
With all of that neat stuff out of the way, here is this week’s submissions to my weekly round up! Have a wonderful week.
Crystal @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff writes Honey, How Can It Hurt Just To Take a Look? – Now is the time to look into buying a new house if it is something you are thinking about doing anytime in the next 5 years. The prices are low. Take a look.
Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes What Did the London Games Teach You About Life? – LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 20: Street artist James Cochran, Aka Jimmy C puts the finishing touches to a piece of work depicting the face of Jamaican sprinter Usain
Eddie @ Finance Fox writes Sometimes You Just Can’t Win, Even When Merchants Offer a Cash Discount! – Downside of paying with credit-cards for obvious reasons and double dipping that the banks and credit-card companies embrace, why don’t more retailers offer cash discounts?
MMD @ My Money Design writes Why Do Poor People Have Two or More Flat Screen TV’s? – Poor people in the U.S. own just as many flat screen TV’s as the middle and wealthy classes. This begs the question of whether social inequality is really as bad as it seems.
Maria @ The Money Principle writes Self employed? Get professional indemnity insurance – Self employed people should take out professional indemnity insurance for peace of mind
Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes Got a Smartphone? Download this App & Get a $5 Amazon Gift Card – Available again for August! Mobile Xpressions has relaunched their incentive program and if you download their App, they will send you at LEAST a FREE $5 Amazon gift card. You could get more! Here’s how to do it… 1.
Jon the Saver @ Free Money Wisdom writes 6 Ways To Conquer Materialism – Here are six ways you can practically start conquering materialism. It’s not a disease you want to keep in your life, destroy it now!
Corey @ 20s Finances writes Five More Ways to Make Extra Money – Corey wrote about five great ways anyone can make extra money. I wanted to share five more ideas that I have used or friends of mine have used to make some extra cash. Each one of us used the extra money for different things: I used it to help me pay down my debt faster, while one of my friends used the money to max out his Roth IRA contributions each year.
L Bee @ L Bee and the Money Tree writes Month End Wrap-Up for the NO SPEND CHALLENGE! – Monday July 16th- 95.09 on Groceries, 10.39 on a book for my kindle. Tuesday July 17th-97.14 on various errands around town-CVS, picking up dry cleaning and dresses I had altered (a whopping 40 dollars. Highway Robbery!!), and then money for a movie and snacks because I needed to get out of the house.
BARBARA FRIEDBERG @ Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance writes DOES SUCCESS OF OTHERS MOTIVATE OR DEPRESS YOU? – I’m a bit obsessed with goal setting! I believe that if I set a goal, write it down, set a completion date, then it will come true. More times than not, it works out, but not always.
Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes Three Basic Rules of Paying Off Debt – Follow these three basic rules to help yourself get out of debt and live a better life.
Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Buying Our First House-Price & Other Costs – It’s time to dish about the financial side of buying our first house: asking price, offered price earnest money, home inspection, appraisal, flood plain survey.
Bridget @ Money After Graduation writes The 80/20 rule from another angle – I read most of the The 4-Hour Workweek. It was ok. Some chapters are really good but I found some of the author’s reasoning pretty whacky. But what do I know? He’s a millionaire and I’m not, so maybe I really should outsource my laundry to a virtual assistant in India.
PPlaner @ Provident Plan writes Family Finance Advice – Experienced drivers know that if they want their vehicles to run properly for years to come, regular maintenance is essential.
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes The Law of Diminishing Returns and Why it Doesn’t Pay to Obsess – Find out how the law of diminishing returns applies to productivity and why you shouldn’t obsess over one task too much.
Daniel @ Sweating the Big Stuff writes The Chevy Volt Is Not For Apartment Dwellers – I got to test drive a Chevy Volt for 2 days. It was really cool to have for free, but I don’t recommend it for everyone.
Jester @ The Ultimate Juggle writes How I Spend Money #1 – Lunch At Panera With The Family – The first in the series How I spend money. This is about how I spent my time and money with my family at Panera.
Jason @ Work Save Live writes How We Create an Irregular Income Budget – Managing an irregular income is certainly difficult, but hopefully my guide on how my wife and I handle the situation will help you how to develop and excellent irregular income budget.
Shawanda @ You Have More Than You Think writes The Anti-Social Guide to Selling Your Stuff – Sometimes you just wanna sell your things with no hassle, no haggle, and little to no human interaction.
Amanda L Grossman @ Frugal Confessions writes Performing Budget Triage – If you are just beginning to budget you will quickly face something that the rest of budgeters have long been acquainted with: the unexpected monthly expenses
John @ Married (with Debt) writes Five Tips for Landscaping on a Budget – You want to create a beautiful lawn and garden, but how can you maintain your landscaping on a budget? Designing and growing the perfect lawn takes patience, hard work and thrift.
PITR @ Passive Income To Retire writes One Step Closer to Real Estate Investing – I have always wanted to get started in the real estate business. Okay – when I say always, I really mean for years. I have long understood it as a great long-term investment. Unfortunately for me, I live in an area where it is very difficult to make a profit anytime soon.
Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Can Tom Cruise Teach Us About Divorce? – We all know divorce can be a costly process no matter where you are financially in your life.
krantcents @ KrantCents writes I Am Getting Younger – I am getting younger! My hair is still gray and chronologically I am still sixty-five (65) years old, but I feel much younger.
Kevin @ Thousandaire writes Wouldn’t a 5% CD Be Great? – The other day I was lamenting the fact that I can’t get any better than a 1.1
Jacob @ I Heart Budgets writes How To Save Money: Billing Mistakes (Part 3) – Do you find that your money is disapperaing too fast. You might be over-paying your bills. Check out how to save money by catching and correcting billing mistakes. Part 3 covers hotel charges and project materials invoices.
Ryan @ Early Retirement Investments writes DIY or Pay For Help? – It’s a fine line between DIY or paying someone to help. Read how I decided.
Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Are Hybrid Cars Worth The Price? – With gas prices flirting with $4 per gallon, the media will do its best to make you think gas prices are going nowhere but up.
MR @ Money Reasons writes Paying Off Your Mortgage Is Like Having A Second Job Income Without Working – Once you pay off your mortgage,you are an instant saver of the amount you use to spend on the mortgage. It’s similar to a second job but without working!
Daisy @ Add Vodka writes Saving on Road Trips – This past weekend, I went to visit my mom four hours away from where I live.
Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Simply Investing But Were Afraid To Ask (13 Top Questions!) – 1. What exactly is the Simply Investing course? The Simply Investing course is an online video course created by me, to teach you how to invest successfully. I teach the principles of value investing with a focus on dividends. The same techniques used by successful investors like Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, David Dodd, and John Templeton.
A Blinkin @ Funancials writes How Should Couples Merge Their Accounts? – Money is a touchy subject. A lot of people prefer not to talk about it. Why? Because most people don’t have as much of it as they lead on. If they are open about their finances then they will incidentally reveal their mistakes.
Hank @ Money Q&A writes Where Should A New Investor Put $1,000 To Work In The Market? – I asked 12 of the best personal finance bloggers and money experts, where should a brand new investor put $1,000 to work in the market?
Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes How To Turn Your iPhone Into A Virtual Trading Desk – How To Turn Your iPhone Into A Virtual Trading Desk
YFS @ Your Finances Simplified writes I Almost Got Cheated Out of 650 Bucks – Updated – I received a phone call from my attorney today concerning the $650 dollars the prior owner of property 3 owed me.
Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes How Some Mormons Run Small Businesses in Utah – Story One My friend wants to quit her job. She barely started it a few weeks ago, and she already cannot stand it. It is not the job per se that drives her to the edge of insanity. It is the people. Or I should rather say, it is the business style of the company.
Suba @ Broke Professionals writes How to Affect Change – Part Two – Vital Behaviors to Change – How to Affect Change – Part Two – Vital Behaviors to Change is a post from: Broke Professionals if you enjoy it, please visit us and subscribe to the Feed. Do you ever look around and think to yourself, wow that is really messed up.
TRL @ The Retired Landlord writes Do I need Landlord Insurance? – Do you need landlord insurance? Find out if it is necessary and what it covers that traditional home insurance wouldn’t cover.
Luke @ Learn Bonds writes Dear Financial Media: You Completely Missed Bill Gross’s Point – Bill Gross recently predicted that a mixed portfolio of stocks and bonds would provide a real return (after inflation) approaching zero.
Earth and Money @ Earth and Money writes How to Deal with a Bad Landlord – A bad landlord can turn a great living experience into a nightmare. Here are some strategies for dealing with bad landlords to save yourself some stress.
Tushar @ Start Investing Money writes Are You a Knowledgeable Investor? – How much do you know about investing? Many people stick with what they know, rather than trying to expand their knowledge in any way. For instance they might stick with plain savings accounts instead of looking into the potential returns offered by investments in the stock market.
Echo @ Boomer & Echo writes How Much House Can I Afford? – There’s an important difference between how much house can I get approved for, and how much house can I afford? Here’s why.
Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Student Loans – Jackpot! (Kind Of) Part 1 of 3 - Part 1 of our student loan series. What are student loans and how do you know if you are qualified to get them? We’ll show you how.
Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Money As a Means of Keeping Score – What is the value of money after a billion dollars? What motivates you after you have enough money?
Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes Weathering Our Weekend Expenses – It’s Blustery! – Have a inside look at my finances, as I reveal what I made and some of my thoughts.
J.P. @ Novel Investor writes What Is A Stop Order? – When used properly, a stop order can help automate trades, enforce investment disciple and most importantly act as insurance.
Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Family of 5 with a $200-300/month grocery budget. How can it be done? – Here is how we managed having a grocery budget of $300/month or less each month for a family of 5. I wanted to share 10 ways how we did this and sharing how you can to!
Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Some Advice On Studying – An article that focuses on some of the ways to increase your studying abilities and do better with your information retention.
JP @ My Family Finances writes Why Stores May Be Charging You a Fee to Use Your Credit Card and What It Could Mean for Your Family – Why stores are charging credit card fees and what it means for you and your families finances.
Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes The History of the Credit Card – Although it may seem almost impossible to live without one today, the credit card is actually a relatively new creation. Just 70 short years ago there was no such thing and all transactions were done using cold, hard cash. Find out more about the history of the credit card.
Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Do It Yourself Green Projects – There are ton of do-it-yourself projects that you can do around your house to improve your energy efficiency, and help the environment.
Ashley @ Money Talks Coaching writes Poor People Don’t Retire – A few years ago I had a lightbulb moment when I realized something about aging.
Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Cheap Entertainment Options: Zero Cost Fun – If this bad economy has ruined all of your fun, it might be time to consider cheap entertainment options.
Steve @ Canadian Personal Finance writes 40 question checklist you need to ask before you buy a house – Here is a checklist of questions to ask your realtor before making an offer to buy a house.
Mrs PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes Being A Landlord – How to be a landlord, PoP-style. Hands-on, no property managers, keep all the cash-flow for yourself style.
John @ Calling the Puts writes Save Money by Learning to Spend Wisely – The first step to investing is saving, and the key to saving money is learning how to spend it properly.
Lance @ Money Life & More writes How to Write a Check – In today’s environment I personally wouldn’t surprised at all if you don’t know how to write a check. Writing a check seems like a pain with the options you have for paying your bills today. However there are just some times when you don’t have many other options other than writing a check.
J Wayne @ All Things Finance writes The True Cost of Car Ownership – Car ownership costs much more than people think. It’s not just a matter of what you pay each month, but many more factors such as depreciation, insurance, fuel, interest and taxes.
harry campbell @ Your Personal Finance Pro writes Why Borrowing From Your 401k is a Bad Idea – here aren’t many loans out there that allow you to borrow without a credit check and pay yourself interest, but that’s what a 401k loan does. Sounds pretty awesome right? Well it isn’t all good, and although pundits argue that 401k loans are a good alternative to commercial loans and definitely a better choice than an outright distribution, a 401k loan goes against the whole principle of retirement investing.