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Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 5/7/10

Stadium LightsI’d first like to thank everyone for telling me what you want me t write about. Tune over the next couple of weeks and I’ll be making posts about those topics. If you have anything else you want me to write about feel free to contact me.

This week there are a few more articles than the previous weeks, so let’s get on with the likes:

@MoneyCrush Do It Now

This article is about stop researching and start doing. If you keep looking into something but never start it, you’re just wasting your time. I do this with my programming hobby. I read and read but never start. The one thing I did jump into is this blog. If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, do it now.

@MoneyFunk Would you take a Lottery Lump Sum Payout?

When I was growing whenever I asked about this topic I was always told to take the lump sum because money is worth more now than it will be in the future. This article backs that up with facts and a couple of stories about what not to do with your winnings.

@MoneyCrashers 5 Financial Goals Women Should Set in Their 20s

I know I had a lot of financial problems in my early 20’s and I fixed them by doing these goals. So I’m sure there are some females out there that could be helped out with this info.

@MoneyNing Cash: The Greatest Bargaining Tool

This a great post on the power that cash has on getting discounts. Whenever I make big purchases I plan on using cash so I can get a discount. When companies run a debit or credit card they are charged about 1-3% so you can at least get that much off. Cash is King.

@SingleGuyMoney Pros and Cons of Being a Homeowner

I plan on renting until I get to the point where I’m ready to have kids because I believe it’s the best option to save money. There are just so many extra expenses that come with a house that I see no reason for me to own one until I feel like I need the environment a house brings.

@Consumerist BoA Debt Collector Tells You How Not To Be A Deadbeat and Better Marriage Blanket

The first article is great tips on how to deal and not deal with a collector. I find these to be very helpful.

The second article is about a product every married couple that are having problems should have.

Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 4/30/10

Stadium LightsA site is only good if it gives it’s readers want they want. So I want to know what you want to read about. If you have any questions about personal finance, let me know. Either leave a comment on this post or go to the Contact Me page and tell me a problem you need help on. If all else fails, you can like my Facebook page and post on my wall. I’m here to help you, and If I can’t help, I’ll make a post about it to see if anyone visiting this site can help out.

Now on to the likes.

@MoneyNing When Do You Not Need a Budget?

This post gives you something to think about if you don’t budget. I agree that if you’re living with a great income and you’re putting a good portion of your income away for retirement you can forgo a budget. However, If I personally had that life I would still have a budget because I know if I had that kind of life I would probably get excited every now and then and blow a good chunk of it. A budget helps keep me in control and gives me goals to work towards. But to each their own.

@thedigeratilife Oil Spill Disaster & The Costs of the Pursuit of Profit

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a great environmental disaster and it’s really unbelievable that it happened. This post does a great job of linking a great environmental setback to a financial setback.

@BudgetsAreSexy Budgeting Does No Good…

Short and to the point, just the way I like my posts. I think you are your own worst enemy and don’t take life so seriously. yea, that’s what I got out of this post.

@Wisebread 10 Ways to Cut Waste When Feeding Kids

I don’t have kids, but if I did I know this post would help me a lot. So because of that reason I’m sharing it so that anyone of you with kids may get some knowledge from it. I like the tip about not going all out on school lunches. It’s true don’t give them more than they can eat at school because that extra food will just be thrown away.

@MJTM Regardless of your Financial Situation Don’t Forget to be Happy!

It’s easy to look at all of the bad things in your life but that doesn’t make it better. Focus on the good stuff and put on a happy face. There’s a great poem in this post that will help you out if all you do is put off being happy.

Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 4/23/10

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This is going to be a regular post every Friday. It’s my picks for the best personal finance posts from the current week. But first I’d like to thank everyone that has visited this site and left a comment. I’m very excited about the amount of people that have come through here. Feel free to make comments or ask questions on any post or if you want, send them to me on the Contact Me page at the top. I’m also available on twitter @FinanciallyPoor, and don’t forget to subscribe to this site by clicking on the big orange button on the right for the RSS feed or the blue button to subscribe by email. Thank you, now on to the picks.

@enemyofdebt My Beef With Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Robert Kiyosaki!

It’s a great post about why Robert Kiyosaki isn’t as great as everyone makes him to be. I never liked any of his books because they always made me feel like I had to buy more of his products in order to succeed.

@Consumerist Miami Businessman Charged With Running $900 Million Ponzi Scheme

This goes to show you that if it’s too good to be true….it is.

@SingleGuyMoney What Happened to Personal Responsibility?

It’s a great question. I think as a society we’re starting to play the blame game way too much and I don’t think it’s going to get any better.

@FinancialSamura Don’t Have Children If You Can’t Take Care Of Yourself

There’s a great piece of legislation proposed here. I think people should take a class before deciding to have a child, like couples counseling before marriage.