Or, why should I write one post for you to read when I can link you to several already written ones?
I’m hoping to have lots of news to share with you guys in the coming weeks. I’m involved, in various degrees, with several new sites that are being launched and will be writing many more bylined articles and guest posts. There is also a big project that’s been my baby from the start and I can’t wait until it gets to the pimp the heck out of it to everyone you know prelaunch stage.
Until then, here are some of my favorite links from the past few weeks:
My Health Compare Guide posts:
After a lot of trial and error, I’ve decided that serious couponing is not the best use of my time. Of course, I’ll still take the time to grab one from the blinkie machine if I’m buying the product anyway or use the Catalinas for money off my next order I get at checkout but beyond that, I’ll leave the coupons for other people to mess with.
When time permits, I enjoy visiting these sites and blogs that deal with finance and/or frugality. Even if I can’t see myself doing exactly the same as the authors all of the time, it always pays to listen to other perspectives and let that be a jumping off point for your own creativity.
Finding a way to earn extra money is a great way to build up an emergency fund, pay for major expenses like a vacation or even to make ends meet without resorting to credit cards. And if you can make some income doing something you enjoy, so much the better!
The expense of school supplies is nothing compared to how much money you can spend when your kids are at home all day every day in the summer. I know I have a really hard time sticking to a budget when I’m hot, sticky and surrounded by loud, possibly whiny children.
Posts that moved me
Losing our house with a smile on my face My friend Writer Dad talks about the difficult decision to give up his family’s home to a short sale. Instead of letting himself get mired in depression, he’s taking what he can learn from this situation and making a fresh start.
The beauty of 70 years of marriage My other friend Alisa Bowman shares the story of her grandparents who have been married for 70 years and can teach us a lot about how wonderful marriage can be.
Posts that made me laugh
Shopping with a gay Pakistani my friend Nando always makes me laugh and no lie today I swear I was helped at old Navy by what I think was a Gay Mexican but I do not know if he was adopted or not or his feelings on Spam, however I am thinking of going back and asking if he’ll be my “in-town” Nando.
So my son drops the-f bomb in church and I’m the bad guy Blogger Dad is a really great and funny guy even if he teaches his kids bad habits and has a peculiar obsession with peanut butter sandwich making.
Posts that were useful
Getting mass traffic from Stumble Upon Glen at Viperchill who is not my friend (so you know I don’t only link to my friends, but 95% of the time, yeah I do) wrote this very useful post about Stumble Upon traffic. If you’re already pretty savvy with SU there’s not much new information but it’s awesome for beginners. BTW if you want to connect on SU here is my profile, you can leave me a message there to let me know yours.
Be yourself unapologetically by my friend Vlad Dolezal was a fun reminder that it’s almost always best to be yourself. You know, unless your true self is a serial killing clown in which case you really should try being somebody else, authenticity be damned.