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Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – 12/14/2012

Happy Friday, fellow debt wranglers.  This week has gone by quite quickly, but it was still very productive.  My wife and I are in a waiting game for our little debt wrangler to come.  He technically isn’t supposed to be here until the 20th, but my wife is more than ready now.  I hate waiting, but this is something that I don’t mind waiting for.  If you try to get a hold of me in the next few weeks, don’t get upset if I don’t respond to you immediately, I might be a little overwhelmed!

As I indicated, this week has been busy for me.  My full-time job is running at a nice clip, keeping me busy each and every day.  Debt Roundup is growing very nicely with my Alexa ranking about to drop below 200k.  My twitter account is doing well with many more followers, especially after the successful $100 giveaway that I was a part of.

P.S. The giveaway ends tonight 12/14, so make sure you have entered to win.  I mean, it’s free money!

I have begun to follow many more great personal finance sites and I have enjoyed interacting with all of them.  This space is so diverse and the opinions of everyone is fascinating.  I have added more websites to my Personal Finance Blog List along with adding all of those on the list to my PF Blog Randomizer.

Calling All Personal Finance Bloggers and Website Owners

This is a reminder that I am looking to all the personal finance bloggers and website owners for their best financial tips.  I plan on creating the “Best Financial Tips of 2012” and have it publish on 12/28.  If you want to take advantage of this great opportunity to gain exposure to your blog/website and share great tips with people looking for financial help, then please check out my Calling All post.  There has already been some great tips being provided, but I would love to get more.  I need your tip/advice by 12/24.  Thank you!

The Weekly Roundup Online Paper

Make sure to check out this week’s “The Weekly Roundup“.  It should have some great stories from all of the great personal finance blogs around the web.  If you haven’t done so already, please subscribe to the paper, it is only published once a week, so no annoying daily emails.

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Make sure to come back on Monday 12/17 because I am part of another great cash giveaway!

Search Term of the Week

The search term for this week is a little out there.  I am not sure if they were trying a new Star  Wars reference, but….

may the newtype be with you” – I don’t even know how you got to my site and I am still not sure what you are looking for, but I think it is “may the force be with you”!

Awesome Personal Finance Finds

Sometimes it amazes me that there can be so many great articles regarding personal finance.  What many think is a dull subject, personal finance can have so many angles and opinions.  I hope you enjoy this week’s articles from some of the best bloggers and websites.  If you have time today and over the weekend, make sure to read them, comment, and maybe follow these people.  You can learn a lot from them.

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About Grayson Bell

I am an average Joe, who built up over $50,000 worth of credit card debt and had to learn how to break it back down. It took 4 years of learning budgets, secrets, and many other personal finance tricks in order to cut the debt to $0. Now, I push to teach others not only how to get out of debt, but how to use credit wisely and how to start growing their wealth. You can view my other site, Sprout Wealth for ways to grow your money. I am also a freelance personal finance writer who provides staff writing and ghost writing services.


  1. Grayson, thanks for the mention. Good luck with the baby, it’s just around the corner. Keep us posted!!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Thank you so much for the mention!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..The VIP Club Roundup – 13th EditionMy Profile

  3. Thanks so much for the mention Grayson! The baby will be here before you know it, it could happen any day now. :) I’ve been meaning to submit something to you for your Financial Tips post, I just need to make the time. Have a great weekend
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week, Where Did the Week Go EditionMy Profile

    • You are welcome John. I am not a fan of waiting, but I will wait for as long as I need to for him to come. I hope you can get my your tip as I would really like to include you. When the time gets near, I will send out some emails to individuals as a reminder.

  4. wow great roundup …that must have taken some time to gather…have a great weekend grayson…i found a few new sites to follow now…
    Christopher @ This that and the MBA recently posted..Manage Debt Before It Manages YouMy Profile

  5. I could imagine it gets a little painful for the woman towards the end and after 9 months of waiting I’m sure everybody gets a little anxious. We don’t have children yet but that’s simply a matter of time. :)

    Thanks for the mention and I hope you have a great weekend!
    Andy @ WSL recently posted..How Do You View Your Money?My Profile

    • My wife has been done for a few weeks now. She is tired and ready for it to be over. I get it easy through the whole process, so I can’t complain. You are welcome and have a great weekend as well!

  6. Thanks for mentioning my post!
    Michelle recently posted..Maintaining a Minimalist WardrobeMy Profile

  7. Good job on growing your blog and thanks for mentions here! “Little Debt Wrangler” – I like it, lol.
    Veronica @ Pelican on Money recently posted..LinkLuv Friday Missing Persons EditionMy Profile

  8. Thanks for the mention!

    I’ve been contemplating my best piece of advice for the year. I’ll get back to you soon!
    Gen Y Finance Journey recently posted..If You’re Broke, Act Like ItMy Profile

  9. Great job Grayson! Thanks so much for the include! Things must be exciting at your house with new baby on the way. Relax while you can :-)
    Tackling Our Debt recently posted..Friday’s Circle of Friends – December 14My Profile

  10. Hey, thanks for the mention, Grayson! And I’m super pumped for you. Having a kid is awesome! :)
    Jacob @ iheartbudgets recently posted..What Gifts Are You Giving For Christmas?My Profile

  11. Good luck with the upcoming baby! Get all the sleep you can right now while you can! :)
    My Money Design recently posted..Budgeting Advice to Help Keep You MotivatedMy Profile

  12. Thanks a ton for including me! Look for a link to your site in my post tomorrow morning!
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..5 Signs You Need a New Job and 3 Things to do about ItMy Profile

  13. Thanks for the mention!
    Squirrelers recently posted..Find Silver Coins in CirculationMy Profile

  14. Thanks for the mention. Take your wife out for dinner. I might be a while before you get to again.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Is There Ever a Reason to Blow Your Christmas Budget?My Profile

  15. Thank you for including me!
    Marissa @ Thirty Six Months recently posted..On Momentary EscapesMy Profile

  16. Thanks for including me. Keep waiting for a post updating us that the baby is here :-)
    KK @ Student Debt Survivor recently posted..My Holiday “Time Budget”My Profile

  17. Thanks for including me this week Grayson.Keep up the good work on your blog, you are smashing it!
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..Tattoos at work – Does it impact on your employment opportunities?My Profile

  18. thanks for including me and good luck with baby, SOOO exciting!! I already want another (sorta…) ;)
    Catherine recently posted..Weekly Reads 14.12.12My Profile

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