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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.

the weekly personal finance roundup


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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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Grayson Bell

Grayson Bell

I'm a business owner, blogger, father, and husband. I used credit cards too much and found myself in over $50,000 in debt. I paid it off, started this blog, and my financial life has changed. I now talk about fighting debt and growing wealth here. I run a blog management company, along with another blog. It is Empowered Shopper, which helps people get information about products they want to buy. You can also check out Eyes on the Dollar, which is a great blog that I co-own.


  1. Eddie
    December 14, 2012 at 10:13 am — Reply

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

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 10:14 am — Reply

      You are welcome Eddie. I appreciate it. I will be sure to keep everyone posted and have a good weekend as well!

  2. December 14, 2012 at 10:20 am — Reply

    Thank you so much for the mention!

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 10:22 am — Reply

      You are welcome Holly. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. December 14, 2012 at 11:05 am — Reply

    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

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 11:13 am — Reply

      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. December 14, 2012 at 11:52 am — Reply

    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…

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 11:57 am — Reply

      Thank you Christopher. It does take some time, but they all deserve it. You have a great weekend as well.

  5. December 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    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!

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm — Reply

      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. December 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Thanks for mentioning my post!

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm — Reply

      You are most welcome Michelle!

  7. Veronica @ Pelican on Money
    December 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm — Reply

    Good job on growing your blog and thanks for mentions here! “Little Debt Wrangler” – I like it, lol.

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm — Reply

      Thank you Veronica. I appreciate you stopping by to comment.

  8. December 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the mention!

    I’ve been contemplating my best piece of advice for the year. I’ll get back to you soon!

    • Grayson
      December 14, 2012 at 12:55 pm — Reply

      You are welcome.

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  9. December 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    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 :-)

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 1:37 am — Reply

      Thank you Sicorra and you are welcome. Things are quite exciting around here and I am trying to relax, but not doing a very good job of it.

  10. December 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm — Reply

    Hey, thanks for the mention, Grayson! And I’m super pumped for you. Having a kid is awesome! :)

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 1:37 am — Reply

      You are welcome Jacob. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. December 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm — Reply

    Good luck with the upcoming baby! Get all the sleep you can right now while you can! :)

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 1:37 am — Reply

      Thank you. I am working on getting sleep, but it is not working out so well now.

  12. December 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm — Reply

    Thanks a ton for including me! Look for a link to your site in my post tomorrow morning!

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 1:38 am — Reply

      You are welcome and I appreciate the upcoming link!

  13. December 15, 2012 at 10:51 am — Reply

    Thanks for the mention!

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 11:51 am — Reply

      You are most welcome.

  14. December 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the mention. Take your wife out for dinner. I might be a while before you get to again.

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm — Reply

      I agree Kim. I will try to get her to go out with me one last time. She has been pretty tired lately and just wants to rest.

  15. December 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    Thank you for including me!

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm — Reply

      You are welcome.

  16. December 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    Thanks for including me. Keep waiting for a post updating us that the baby is here :-)

    • Grayson
      December 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm — Reply

      You are welcome. There will be a post as soon as he arrives.

  17. December 16, 2012 at 7:53 am — Reply

    Thanks for including me this week Grayson.Keep up the good work on your blog, you are smashing it!

    • Grayson
      December 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm — Reply

      You are welcome Glen. Thank you for stopping by.

  18. December 16, 2012 at 9:25 am — Reply

    thanks for including me and good luck with baby, SOOO exciting!! I already want another (sorta…) 😉

    • Grayson
      December 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm — Reply

      You are welcome and thank you. I am getting nervous, but excited non the less.

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