Well, it is Friday and the beginning of a new month. The month of change (or at least proposed change) is behind us and now we are in the action month. February is the month that you should take action on your game plan that you drew out so intently in January. If you don’t take action, you can’t see change. Today is also the day that the Debt Movement is officially starting. If you haven’t signed up, then I would recommend doing so. The Debt Movement has a lofty goal of helping people pay down $10,000,000 in just 90 days.
Things have been moving quickly this week here at Debt Roundup. I have finally figured out how to function with the lack of sleep, so I was pretty productive (at least in my eyes) this week. I was lucky to have a guest post published on WorkSaveLive, so go check out why I used the Debt Avalanche method to pay down my debt. I have been making some changes in the background of the website to make it a little better, so hopefully it works out. I am starting to research if I want to change my theme and framework in order to be cleaner and less work for me. I know how to code and do a lot of it myself, so it can get a little cluttered sometimes. I am thinking that I either want to go with the Genesis framework or go with Woothemes. Genesis is great from what I heard and I can change any of their child themes as I have the knowledge. I also like Woothemes because they have awesome support and a pretty easy to work with framework. Oh, the choices!
If you have any feedback about frameworks, let me know.
This weekend is going to be the first time that we travel with our son. We are driving 2 hours away to go to my sister-in-law’s baby shower/brunch thing. I don’t know how the little man will do with a 2 hour car ride, but he seems to do ok in our 30 minute ones going to and from my parents house. Wish us luck! Anywho, on to the Roundup!
Website of the Week
Jeremy from Modest Money has been instrumental in the success of Debt Roundup. He kindly offered his assistance whenever I asked and with his help, I have been able to connect with some amazing people. Not only is Jeremy a great guy to know (would like to meet him in person someday) and collaborate with, he is also a great blogger. He knows what he is talking about. Modest Money is a great resource for everything under the umbrella of personal finance. His articles helped me learn about different aspects of personal finance that I have never even considered. If you have not taken the time to check out Modest Money or never even heard of it, then please stop by and show him some love!
There were a lot mentions of Debt Roundup around the blogosphere this week, so here are the nice people that showed some love. Thanks All!
Search Term of the Week
Ok, this search phrase stumped me and made me really think about the content on my site. I am still at a loss for words on how my website came up for this and why the person went through so many pages of Google to click on my listing. The sad thing is that Google decided to match this term to my post about our son being born. That just makes it even worse.
“the private life and secrets of major wonder” – I did not know what this meant until I decided to Google it. It is an adult comic strip, very adult! Sometimes Google confuses me, so much! I wouldn’t advise Googling this if you are at work or anywhere you can get in trouble for searching for Adult themes.
Weekly Top 12
This Top 12 is getting harder and harder to do as the weeks go on. The quality of articles are increasing and I am enjoying reading each and every one of them. I think that reason alone makes the Top 12 list even more special. These are the articles that I feel really did a great job getting their point across or making you think. If you have some time today or this weekend, check them out and show them some love!
- Do You Know What Your “Debt-to-Income” Ratio Is? – Budgets are Sexy
- How We Lost Sight of the Big Picture – Money Life and More
- Is the Conventional System to Create Wealth Rigged? – My Money Design
- What’s the Better Bargain: Automatic Payments or Paying in Advance? – Sweating The Big Stuff
- The Perks of Being a Saver – My Personal Finance Journey
- How to Get Out of Debt – ReadyForZero
- 69 Fantastic Ways to Make Money – Tackling Our Debt
- How To Use The Pareto Principle To Save A Ton Of Money – Money Q&A
- Your Savings Plan For 2013 – Modest Money
- Are You Prepared For An Emergency? – Prairie Eco-Thrifter
- Was The Payroll Tax Holiday A Good Idea? – Money Beagle
- A Man’s Credit: Taking Responsibility of Your Financial Life – Frugal Rules
Well, there it is everyone. I hope you enjoyed it and have a great weekend! Make sure to stop by next week as I am co-hosting three giveaways. These will be great chances to win some free money, so don’t miss out!