Happy Easter to all those celebrating today! It has been a great week here at Frugal Dad. Some increased exposure brought new subscribers and introduced me to several new blogging friends. The Life Skills Network is really taking off with the introduction of our new website. We are fortunate to have such a diverse collection of bloggers writing quality content on a variety of subjects. I’m honored to be a part of this group.
Here are a few Easter Eggs I found hiding around the web this week:
Grow Your Investments One Snowflake at a Time (a guest post from Madison appearing on MSN Money) really got me to thinking about my “snowflaking” strategy. The concept has been working for me when applied to debt repayment, but until this article I’m not sure I ever thought of it helping me accumulate investments (after my debt is paid off, of course). This article is a keeper!
5 Ways I Plan to Survive the Recession This list beats anything put out by the mainstream media. While they tend to focus on the “doom and gloom” aspects of a dreaded recession, Ron points out some practical steps to take to avoid a financial meltdown. (@The Wisdom Journal)
About to Enter the Workplace for the First Time? Try the 50% Solution. Great concept – wish I had read this ten years ago and applied it! According to Trent’s article, I would already have 10 years of financial independence banked! (@The Simple Dollar)
Five Common Money Mistakes to Avoid describes a few of the fundamental financial screw-ups most of us have made along the way. If everyone would read this article upon graduating high school imagine the improvements we could make in the world of personal finance! (@Milk Your Money)
How Do I Publicize My Blog? Hank’s post features some great ideas for taking your blog to new heights. This is a great resource for new bloggers, or “old” bloggers looking to improve their product. (@My Investing Blog)
Are You Selling Your Credit Score? Of course, not all of these are bad, but as Pinyo points out you must pay these things off when the bill arrives or interest and fees can wipe out any gains you make. (@Moolanomy)
A Juicy StumbleUpon Tip for Your Blog. One more on “blog improvement,” and it’s a dandy! Ciaran gives some great ideas for using StumbleUpon as a tool to improve your roundup post development. I took the advice to heart and used several of my weekly stumbles to develop this post. It makes life a lot easier to have a ready-made list at the end of the week. (@Chance Favors)
There’s No Shame in Renting. When did renting become a dirty word? Renting makes a lot of sense in many scenarios, but people bought into the “your throwing your money away” mantra of mortgage brokers and realtors. Do what’s best for your situation, and follow Lynnae’s advice in this great post. (@Being Frugal)
Live Simple So that Others May Simply Live. One of the side effects of a frugal lifestyle is that you use less resources than other consumers. “Simple living” should be one of the tenets of any quality frugal living program. (@The Good Human)