Weekend Reading: Are You Ready for Some Football EditionSeptember 6, 2013 by Kyle 6 comments • Filed Under Weekend Reading
I am so excited about the NFL kicking off this weekend. As a die-hard 49ers fan I am super excited about their gridiron battle versus the Packers on Sunday. If only my 8 year old TV wasn’t turning yellow making both teams look like the Packers….time to start looking for a great coupon on a new HDTV.
I did a bunch of reading from around the blogosphere this week and stumbled upon some great reads and some “new-to-me” blogs that are terrific. It continues to amaze me how many talented people are currently writing about personal finance, frugal living, and life tips.
Here are a few of the posts I really enjoyed this week:
- Holly at Club Thrifty writes Quit Your Day Job: How to Start a Blog
~ This is a really cool tutorial on starting a blog and maybe even one day growing it into something you can do full-time like Holly has done. I love how Holly mixes posts like this one with personal tales that readers can relate too. Her blog was one of my inspirations to change the direction of the Rather-Be-Shopping blog.
- DC at Young Adult Money writes 5 Frugal Fall Activities
~ Autumn is easily my favorite time of year. Football, fires, leaves changing colors – all stuff I dig! Check out DC’s post to get some inspiration. His post reminded me of 4 Smart Money Savers For Autumn that I wrote last year.
- Shannon at The Heavy Purse writes Tips on How To Talk to Your Kids about Money (ages 0-7)
~ With 2 kids currently in that age group I found Shannon’s tips to be excellent. If you too have kids 7 or under you gotta check it out as you’ll get some great insight on the best ways to talk to your kids about money and credit cards.
- Chris at Stumble Forward writes Stock Investing For Beginners: 5 Must Know Tactics
~ As a guy who does his fair share of investing, mainly mutual funds recommended by my financial adviser, I found Chris’ post to be very enlightening and has even sparked a desire to take a more active role in the types of companies I invest in. This is a great article for those thinking of doing the same.
- Matt at Mom and Dad Money writes Buying a Car: Setting a Budget and a Timeline
~ Buying a new or used car is a big deal and if not done correctly can ruin your short-term finances with the swipe of a ball point pen. Check out Matt’s post to see how to do it the correct way.
- Tony at We Only Do This Once writes How To Begin To Let Things Go
~ This was my favorite post from the past week. Tony really nailed it on the head for me. From the post, “Life is too short to get sick by holding things in that are in the past. There is too much to be thrilled about in the here and now.” How true, how true. This is something I am really working on right now. Thanks Tony for putting fingers to keys on this one.
Hope you have a great weekend!
By Kyle James