Happy Friday, fellow debt wranglers! I don’t know about you, but it has been a long week this week. I have been sleeping sporadically (if you have a child, you know what I am talking about) and it is starting to affect my thought processes. I am usually one that people come to in order to solve problems at work. This is a job that I love, but lately, I feel that I have been slipping. Something that should take me a few moments to figure out is now taking me hours. I know that it is just due to the extreme lack of sleep, but it irritates me. On top of that, my wife told me today that she read in a couple of books that babies go through a crazy crying spell when they are about 6 weeks old. My son is turning one month old this Sunday, so I hope this is just not true. I don’t think I can take anymore crying!
On other news, Debt RoundUp is doing well. Traffic has remained steady with small, but incremental increases in traffic. I have been a little slow getting things done this week and I want to apologize to anyone that has asked me for something. I plan on catching up this weekend, but who knows.
My regular readers may have noticed that we have a new advertiser. Innovative Debt Solutions is a debt consolidation company that helps out many people with getting their debt under control. If you know someone in debt or in debt yourself, they offer free quotes for your consolidation. You can get to their site either from the link above or by using their banner in the sidebar. Let them know that Debt Roundup sent you!
Website of the Week
John over at Frugal Rules has done a fantastic job with his blog in such a short amount of time. If you have gone to any of the personal finance blogs on my blog list, then you have probably seen either a guest post from John or a great/insightful comment. This man is extremely active in the personal finance community and he continues to provide extremely useful information. If you have not checked out Frugal Rules, then I would highly recommend it.
There are still some days left to win some serious cash. I am co-hosting two giveaways that are giving you cash just for entering to win. You just have to follow some great bloggers on twitter or facebook. Is there an easier way to win $1000? or $100? I don’t think so!
Search Term of the Week
This week’s term is actually money related, so that is nice. I have actually had a hard time finding crazy terms the past two weeks. My search terms are getting very targeted, so that is a good thing.
“where did the money go” – If you have to ask Google where your money went, then you seriously need to create a budget. Stop searching Google and go open a spreadsheet. Seriously…..
Weekly Top 12
There were a good amount of comments and emails about my Top 12 list last week. Many of you enjoyed it and thought it was much better than listing a ton of articles to read. I think I am going to keep this format from week to week. I hope you enjoy and make sure to take some time to visit and read of these great articles. These people put a lot of time and effort into writing quality stuff. These are in no particular order.
- 5 Ways to Invest in Yourself – Young Adult Money
- Is Franchising Business Right For You? – Modest Money
- How Do You Define Success? – Tackling Our Debt
- You Couldn’t Pay Me $$$ To ____ – Our Freaking Budget
- The Psychological Effects of Being in Debt – One Smart Dollar
- Should You Automate Your Finances? – Moneyning
- Is Brand Loyalty Costing You Money? – Saving Advice
- Are You Financially Ready For Kids? – Prairie Eco-Thrifter
- Benefits of a Crappy Job – Eyes on the Dollar
- More Pushin’ for Your Money Cushion – L. Bee and the Money Tree
- 52% of Americans Want to Pad Their Savings: Here’s How – Repaid.org
- My Dead Sexy Job: Living Life as a Mortician – Budgets are Sexy
- How to handle someone laughing at your dream – Daily Money Shot
I realize that I added an extra, but Jana from Daily Money Shot’s post made me think of a few times when people laughed at my dreams. What gives people the right to laugh at your dreams? They are yours, right?
I hope everyone enjoyed this week’s roundup and have a fantastic weekend. I will see you back here next week.