Month : January 2011

Kick-Ass Weekend Reads

Kick-Ass Weekend Reads – Make Life Fun Edition

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Kick Ass Weekend Reads. It’s been a very productive week as far as this blog goes. I’m working on a new project that you may already know about if you’re signed up to my weekly updates.

I just want to let you know that Mark @BuyLikeBuffett has a New Blogging Jobs Forum. So check that out if you enjoy writing and want some income (who doesn’t want income?).

I’m moving soon and I wanted to let you know that throwing stuff (that can’t be donated) really makes life less cluttered.

So this weekend try to find a couple of things that you won’t use for at least 6 months (not counting thanksgiving and Christmas items) and donate it or throw it out, or even try to sell it if you can.

I promise you’ll have more energy and purpose when you do, so do it!!

Sam @FinancialSamura had an interesting article about how people don’t really show off the money they have because people will attack you (not literally….unless you’re getting robbed)  because of it.

That would make me think the economy is down because of the attack on the rich. Or is that just me? Most People Make A Lot More Money Than You Think

Over @Untemplater learn that successful people are just like you, the only difference is that that said I’m doing it instead of I’m going to do it.

Still Knocking On Doors- Find Your Passion in Entrepreneurship & Create Your Own

I think that not enough people were affected by this recession to create a life changing event for everyone. So I don’t think frugality will stick in most people. Let @Flexo know what you think in Is Frugality Still Here

I think quotes can be very powerful if you act on that power and use it. Check out these 26 Magical Quotes About Following Your Dream @JacobSokol and check out The Alchemist, it’s going in my book collection.

These are some pretty cool links @BitRebels. I like to check them out because there are always cool articles there. These are my favs from the week

This Invisible Chair Only Appears When You Do 

HeadBanger- The First Sweatband Headphones Are Here

 Global Entrepreneurial Costs & Success Rates

 Most Children Learn Computer Skills Before Life Skills

And of course I can’t leave you without a cool video that will tie this theme together.

Enjoy and have a great weekend, Be sure to do something productive (or not. It’s not like life is short or anything).

Guest Post

Is A Pest Infestation Your Biggest Fear?

The following is a guest post by HomeServe.com

Everyone’s scared of something – and for many people, the thought of pest infestation is a fear that’ll never go away.

And when it comes to scary vermin, few creatures conjure up more nightmarish visions than a furry, sewer-dwelling rat.

Research carried out a couple of years ago detailed just how much Britain is in the grip of verminophobia, the fear of household pests such as rats, mice, spiders and cockroaches.

According to the study, more than half of us would be unable to deal with a rat ourselves in the home.

Women in particular displayed a deep-rooted fear of this type of vermin – 70 per cent would call for help if they spotted a rodent in their property, compared with 43 per cent of men.

However, it seems the nation’s fears do not end with rats when it comes to house invaders.

One in five said they’d call in the experts to deal with a mouse, while 12 per cent would be too terrified to tackle a spider.

Although other people’s fears can be amusing, there is a serious side to pest control – and in many cases the fear is largely justified.

While wasps and ants can be classed as more of a nuisance than a real health hazard for most people, rats carry all sorts of germs and diseases.

Around 20 per cent of this type of animal carry Leptospirosis, or Weil’s disease, which can be fatal to humans.

Toxoplasmosis and Salmonella, which can both make people seriously ill, are also commonly carried by rats.

However, some of the dangers caused by rodents can be less obvious.

For example, rats are known for gnawing their way through anything they can get their teeth into, including walls, furniture and cupboards.

Over time this can cause serious structural damage to your home – which could lead to injuries caused by falling walls and ceilings.

Rodents are also known to chew through wires and cables, meaning they also pose an electrical risk to households.

With this in mind, one of the best things you can do is aim to do all you can to prevent rats from entering your property.

They’re attracted by litter, scraps of food and dog droppings – meaning these should all be cleared away, or at least kept neat and tidy in and around your home.

However, you can’t account for the activities of your neighbours and even the most careful household can be hit by an infestation.

For this reason, some may find that having pest contamination cover offers the peace of mind that an expert will be on the way to deal with the unwelcome visitors as soon as they arrive.

Kick-Ass Weekend Reads

Kick-Ass Weekend Reads – Trick Loves The Kids Edition

I’m going to start posting the best reads that I came upon during the week. What better way to waste some time than doing a little weekend reading?

@EventualMillion’s Free Owning Your Money Teleclass is starting soon so be sure to sign up to get the call information.

*Self Promotion* Vote for my post This 1 Question Will Change Your Spending Habits in @FMFblog’s March Money Madness Here.  THANK YOU *End Self Promotion*

Let’s start this inaugural Kick-Ass edition off right with a very entertaining video of little kids:

I found that video on @jonathanfields post Grumpy?

Practice makes perfect. If you’re passionate about something then you’ll do what it takes to do it.

I want to mention a new financial budgeting tool Adaptu. It’s a community centered online money management site, so check it out. Jenna, an Adaptu Community Manager and regular commenter here, did a review/summary of Adaptu @BITFS Adaptu Review. Sure it’s biased but I’ve tried it and can recommend it.

@BlogTyrant How Stay-at-Home Moms Can Make Good Money with Blogs & Online Businesses

All I have to say is I wish I was a mom blogger (or faked it) because companies love them. If you are a mom out there, blogging is the way to go. Mucho money and free stuff. *Jealous*

@Flexo Life After Salary- One Month Without a Paycheck

My favorite quote from the post “If you have the opportunity to make a living for yourself, don’t wait as long as I did.” That says it all. If you can make the leap, take it. I’m building up my momentum, are you?

@EnemyOfDebt is Looking for 4-6 People Who Are DETERMINED to Pay off Debt in 2011!

If that’s you then what are you waiting for? Go do it….NOW!

@MoneyCrush Be Who You Are

I’ve taken this to heart lately, that’s why you’ve seen a change in my writing. I’m hoping to get you to be who you are and do what you want to do.

@YaroStarak Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship

This is @ExtraMoneyBlog’s Revolution story. The takeaway is: Don’t be Complacent

My boy Jesse @PFFirewall is starting to follow one of his passions….Pianoing

He talks about it in One Of Life’s Truths: You Are What You Do

@BuyLikeBuffett is giving away a bunch of Kick-Ass stuff in Win An iPad, Amazon Gift Cards, and A Starbucks Gift Card!! giveaway. Yes it includes an iPad. He also has a new book out How To Make $2,000 A Month Online. Buy the book and you won’t need to win the iPad because you can buy your own with that knowledge

That’s it for the inaugural edition of Kick-Ass Weekend Reads. I hope you found them all to be kick-ass and let me know what you think about them in the comments below.

But I’m not going to leave you without some passion, so watch this other little kid dancing and have a great weekend.

Announcements

Free Teleclass About Owning Your Money

I just wanted to let you know about a free teleclass (over the phone class) about owning your money that my friend Jaime from Eventual Millionaire is putting on.

She’s been featured on CNN Newsroom, and Yahoo finance for her story about how in 16 months she got rid of $70,000 in debt. She also saved an emergency fund and was able to quit a job she hated and work part time. Now she wants you to accomplish the same thing, so she’s holding a teleclass where you will learn:

  • The first 4 critical steps you need before you start
  • How to set yourself up for financial success in 2011
  • Answers to your questions from an expert

The teleclass is Wednesday January 26th at 8:00pm Eastern.

Contact me Kevin at financiallypoor.com for details

Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes

Welcome to the weekend!!

I’ve made a few changes with the blog by changing the font and changing my vision for where I want to go with Financially Poor.

I want to be forward thinking and not focus on the fundamentals of Personal Finance. I’m going to be focused on helping you gain financial freedom by increasing your income and living a stress free life by living it the way you want.

I hope you enjoy where I’m taking this and I enjoy constructive criticism, so feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments or shoot me an email.

Now on to the Likes:

@PTmoney Ten Best Cities for Job Opportunities

@Yakezie The best personal finance blogs

The Second Yakezie Scholarship Is Now Live!

Earning a Living Doing What You Love

@OutOfYourRut How to Take Creative Control of Your Career

@FinancialSamura Nature vs. Nurture- How Important Are Parents To Our Success

@Bitfs Totally Money Blog Carnival – Inaugural Edition!!!

Friday Cool Links @BitRebels

Get Your Own 3D Printer For The Same Price As An iPad

Gift A Stranger- Hi Tech Random Acts of Kindness