Best Personal Finance Writing – Week 26

Everyone is talking about how hot it is in the Midwest, but as my father would say, “What are you going to do when it gets hot?” He would say that even when it was 105 degrees out.

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Tomorrow I’ll be going to St. Louis to meet up with some fellow personal finance bloggers: Jason at WorkSaveLive, Jefferson and Michelle at See Debt Run, and Andy at TightFistedMiser. Looking forward to meeting these folks, who I already consider friends (that’s how things work in the Information Age, you can make friends with people you’ve never met, sorta like the pen pal craze from decades ago).

After the meetup I will have another bachelor party to attend. This one should be cheaper than the last one because I’m crashing at a friend’s house and the plans are pretty low key (brewery tour, dinner, drinks, one night only). Like the last bachelor party, I am also dealing with more car repairs. Just spent $230 to replace a control arm bushing and I have a faulty O2 sensor that will cost $150 to replace. I’ve also paid for our plane tickets, making this one of the most expensive months of my life.

This is the 26th edition of Best Personal Finance Writing, which means the year is officially half over. It also means I have been serious with this site for exactly 6 months now.

 

 

BEST PERSONAL FINANCE (& LIFESTYLE) WRITING OF THE WEEK

  • Squirrelers has an amusing post on Grammar and Wealth, and the dumb things people say like “mute point.” If you say things like “labtop” or “for all intensive purposes,” I will likely judge you silently.
  • Eric at NarrowBridge Finance lives near the Colorado wildfires, and has a post on how you can secure your financial documents and family treasures in case your house burns down.
  • J Money at Budgets are Sexy had a recent post on problems with his wedding ring. This is a good opportunity to see how you are treated as a customer when you have a well-read blog. I showed J the new wedding ring I recently got, made from a silver Swiss coin, and it looks like he is going to try to make one himself.
  • Peter at Bible Money Matters shares a story of the troubles with non-refundable tickets, and the fees you pay when you have to change flight dates.  I’m playing risky with this for my vacation because I already bought the bad kind of tickets, but hopefully you can save yourself some headaches by planning ahead.
  • Andy at TightFistedMiser has been customizing a conversion van to live in and road-trip the 48 contiguous states. I’m really interested in mobile living and enjoy his progress updates. Hopefully I get to see it tomorrow.

 

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7 Comments
  1. I wish I could come tomorrow!
    Michelle recently posted..Why You Need Home InsuranceMy Profile

  2. Congrats on sticking with it past 6 months! You’re now in a select group of bloggers who last that long! Have fun at your meetup!

    Thanks for the link love.
    Peter recently posted..You Need A Budget 4 (YNAB) Review: Cloud Sync, Better Design, Improved ReportingMy Profile

  3. John, that sounds like fun! Freemoneywisdom and I go couple years back but don’t know any other bloggers out here. Let us know if you come up with any genius ideas. :)
    John recently posted..Never Give UpMy Profile

  4. This is the first summer that my husband and I don’t have to attend weddings and bachelor/bachelorette parties! We’re actually using those extra funds and putting them into our investment account this summer.

  5. Thanks for including my post. I had a last minute change of plans and won’t be at the meetup. I hope I can meet you at a future meetup or FINCON.
    Andy Hough recently posted..Van Customization ProgressMy Profile

  6. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all! I think of you all as friends, too, as lame as that might make me sound! ;)

  7. Congratulations on reaching the 6 month milestone! That is a sign of being in it for the long term.

    On a separate note, thank you for mentioning my post. I’m glad you liked it, and I agree with your comment!
    Squirrelers recently posted..7 Steps to Protect and Grow IncomeMy Profile

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