Weekly Update 7

Not too much exciting stuff went on this week.  Kyle and I were working pretty hard so I didn’t spend as much time in the PF blogosphere as I usually have.  I saw some exciting positive results at work – I like my job right now.  🙂  We watched our basketball team flail out of the NCAA tournament; we’re still watching but now I’m cheering for the other teams from our conference.  On Friday night we babysat for our friends’ one-year-old – 45 minutes of parenting practice!  The child had been very well-trained and we had a great time!

 

 

Posts I Liked

Well Heeled Blog wrote a post on what she thinks a college personal finance curriculum should include.  A very interesting proposal!  Head over to her blog to add your thoughts on such a course.

 

Kevin at Thousandaire shared how you can get free, high-quality streaming of March Madness.  We signed up right away and are enjoying the service.

 

Jana at Daily Money Shot wrote a very open post discussing her childhood upbringing with respect to money.  Though money was taboo in her family of origin, she’s creating a different environment for her child.

 

Lindy at Minting Nickels shared her favorite shows that are available streaming through various services.  There are lots of great suggestions in the comments, too!

 

The Happy Homeowner listed several great reasons why everyone should set financial goals.  I love goals and I wish we had more!

 

Jefferson at See Debt Run told how he reacted when he found out his salary was lower than his coworkers’.

 

Corey at 20’s Finances shared a personal story wherein tracking his spending saved him from being incorrectly charged for an expense.

 

Kristina at DINKS Finances asked if the readers use credit to pay for even small purchases like a cup of coffee.

 

Young Professional Finances discussed switching her primary checking to ING and delineated the steps necessary to make that transition.

 

 

Mentions

 

Dave at Gen Y Finances listed The Financial Implications of Dropping One Car in his weekly roundup.

 

SB at Financial Product Reviews listed The Financial Implications of Dropping One Car as one of his great reads.

 

Marissa at Finance Triggers included The Financial Implications of Dropping One Car in her linkfest.

 

Kari at Small Budget Big Dreams listed I Will Not Accept Your “Exciting” Rewards in her shout-out.

 

Jason at Work Save Live made My Biggest Financial Mistake and Why I’m Glad I Made It an Honorable Mention for his highlight of the week.

 

Young Professional Finances gave The Financial Implications of Dropping One Car some link love.

 

Earn Save Live included My Biggest Financial Mistake and Why I’m Glad I Made It in her weekend reading.

 

Karl at Cult of Money listed Choosing an Amex Card in his weekly devotional readings.

 

Financial Knowledge Online added My Biggest Financial Mistake and Why I’m Glad I Made It to his weekly roundup.

 

Thanks everyone!

 

 

Carnivals

 

The Financial Implications of Dropping One Car was featured in Financial Simplicity Carnival #2.

 

Why I Took Out a Car Loan for More Than the Purchase Price of the Car was featured in Financial Carnival for Young Adults 3rd Edition.

 

Frequent Flyer Program: Have We Been Missing Out? was featured in The Carnival of Financial Camaraderie.

 

 

Top Comment

 

Jason from Work Save Live assured me that my biggest financial mistake was a “Rookie mistake but a lot of people make it. At least you’re not in a CD/cash because you’re scared of the market.”

 

 

Most Frequent Commenters

  1. Heather
  2. Leigh @ Leigh’s Financial Journey
  3. Daisy @ When Life Gives You Lemons
  4. Jason @ Work Save Live
  5. Young Professional Finances

 

 

Top Referring Sites

  1. Work Save Live
  2. Tackling Our Debt
  3. No More Spending
  4. Well Heeled Blog
  5. Cult of Money

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6 Responses to "Weekly Update 7"

  1. Thanks for the mention – I’m glad you like your job. I am realizing that I have a long time to still work and mine and I need to make the most of it. 🙂

  2. SB @ FPR says:

    Thanks for the link back.

  3. Thanks for the mention!
    Young Professional Finances recently posted..Goodbye BoA, Hello ING!

    1. Didn’t realize I made top commenters either – yay! Guess it’s obvious that I love your blog. 🙂
      Young Professional Finances recently posted..Link Love: Twitter, Excel, Spring Cleaning and more!

  4. WorkSaveLive says:

    Score one for the good guys! 2nd time winning top commenter!

    Do I get a prize?? lol. 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend!
    WorkSaveLive recently posted..Athletes That Went Broke & Wondering Why We Enjoy Their Downfall

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