Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 6/4/10

Stadium LightsIt’s weeks end and I just want to thank all of you for reading my blog. If there’s any questions you want to ask always feel free to Contact Me or ask a question in a post. I’m always willing and able to answer.

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Everybody please wish me luck because I live in Florida and may be drowning in oil soon. Now on to the Likes of the week.

@RainyDaySaver Marriage and Managing Finances

This post show 3 different ways to manage your finances with that special someone. I follow the first way and I’m pretty happy with it.

@BudgetsAreSexy Do You Ever Just Miss Shopping?

Great question, I don’t miss it. I’ve never really been one to shop. I like to do other things in my free time that cost me less money and don’t tempt me to do spend more.

@ Dough Roller The Lost Art of Garage Sales

I’ve never actually been to a Garage Sale but I should probably start. These are some great tips on how to make the most out of going to garage sales and even doing your own.

@MoneyHighway 7 Tips for Fighting Fairly About Money

Finances are a big reason people split up. These are some great ways to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

@GRSBlog The 50-Percent Solution

I recently started to use half the laundry detergent I used to. I love the idea about automating using 50%.

@ChristianPF My Checklist To Financial Freedom and iPad Giveaway!

This is a great checklist. You might want to think about adding some to yours. I’m for sure going to be adding the FLOP to mine. Go check out the second post if you want a chance to win a free iPad (who doesn’t want something free?). Go do it.

@WiseBread Kick that Cell Phone Contract: Save with a Prepaid Plan

I don’t really talk much on the phone but what’s keeping from switching is that I’m out in the middle of nowhere so I don’t think Ill have any signal at all. But it’s a nice thought that I might do in the future.

Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 6/3/10

YakezieThank you to everyone that has helped me increase my Alexa ranking. I’m currently at 634,289. That is so great, just 2 weeks ago I was at 1,059,759. I’m closing in on my goal of 450,000 by July 4th. Please help me to reach that goal by getting the Alexa Toolbar for free and visiting my blog as much as you can. It’s so close I can taste it…mmmmm donuts. Anyways it’s Thursday so on to the Yakezie.

@LeanLifeCoach – Dave Ramsey Was Wrong!

I love this post because of the lesson learned. “We don’t believe we are capable of repairing an appliance, starting a business or completing a challenging task so we never try. Instead we pay someone else to do things we can do for ourselves.” This is so true. You are capable of more that you think. The best thing you can do is try, the worst thing you can do is not.

@MoneyBeagle – Another Twitter Success Story

This is a great story about how using new technology can get your problems with companies solved.

@FinancialSamura – Is Becoming A Millionaire The Rule Rather Than The Exception? 

I think there are a lot of people out there that that make enough money but don’t know how to use it so they don’t become millionaires. This post goes into why there are probably more millionaires than people think. It also cites a great post at The Amateur Financier so give that a read as well.

@Little House in the Valley – Tuesday Tips, Week 12

This is a great tip about using cloth instead of paper towels. I’m thinking about switching, how about you?

@ConsumerBoomer – 20 Ways To Save Money On Your Vacation

This post has some great ideas for saving on vacation like bringing a water bottle for the plan by filling it up after you pass security.

@MyFinObjectives – My Cashless Society

This post made me realize that I too live a cashless life. Do you?

@Bucksome – Art on a Budget

I like this post because I feel like I need to hang some art in my place and these are great ideas to get it on the cheap

Friday Night Likes

Friday Night Likes 5/28/10

Stadium LightsWelcome to another Friday. I just want to share some great news with all of you. My girlfriend got a new job. This means there will be more money to save up :) So I’m happy.

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Again I’d like to say thanks to all of you that visit my blog. I’m very thankful to you. If you haven’t yet, be sure to sign up to get updates sent to you for free. Click here for RSS Feed, or click here to get updates by email, and be sure to check me out on Facebook here.  Also I’m available on twitter @FinanciallyPoor if you’d like to say hi or want to see other great article that I recommend. Now on to the likes.

@AFMBlog This is Awesome…

The title says it all. This is a video about the European debt crisis. I think it’s pretty entertaining. Give it a watch.

@FCN Financial Reform: What’s in It for Me?

This post goes over what the Financial Reform bill will do for you. It’s a great read and I was surprised at some of the things included in the bill. I’m just really excited for it.

@MoneyCrashers Would You Prefer Alternative Taxes To Paying Income Taxes?

Taxes run our nation. This article goes over a couple of different alternatives to paying income taxes that our nation could do.

@Consumerist Satirical BP Twitter Account Has More Followers Than Real One

This is just funny. It’s a fake twitter account that spits out hilarious tweets about BP. Give it a follow and your day will be a lot better.

@1 Million Dollar Challenge How to reach your full potential

This post has a great story about someone who was told all of their life they wouldn’t amount to much. Then someone came to their life and helped them realize their potential. I agree that if you’re told all your life you won’t do much then it’s more likely that it will become true.  I love the great strategies at the end.

@EnemyOfDebt Extreme Circumstances Call For Extreme Measures

I saved the best for last. This is a great post about what it takes to get out of debt. It’s not an easy journey so don’t get down on people who are choosing to save over going out all the time.

Yakezie Thursday

Yakezie Thursday 5/27/10

”TheIf you didn’t see my previous post about me joining the Yakezie Challenge check it out here. Check out what the Yakezie are about here. I currently have a friendly battle with Cheapskate Sandy to see who can get the highest Alexa ranking by July 4th. You can see the accepting of this battle in the comments of this post. If you want to help me out, get the Alexa toolbar here and visit my site often. Alexa is sort of like the Nielson ratings but for the internet.  As of this writing, she’s up by about 20,000. Thanks for all of you that help me out and thanks for reading. Anyways, back on topic. The Yakezie are a great group of bloggers, so every Thursday I’m going to be featuring some of their great posts that catch my eye.

@PFbythebook – Things People Accomplished at Your Age

I think it’s pretty inspiring to see what others have accomplished by a certain age. This post gives great examples and even a link to see more peoples accomplishments at different ages.

@BFinance – MBA Course: Investing & Portfolio Management-Class 1

I like this article because she is actually summarizing what she is teaching her students. It’s pretty interesting. I’m going to be following the rest of the class for sure.

@Money_Reasons – We Have It Easy, Remembering Debtor’s Prison

I think because we have it easy we don’t worry about the consequences so much. If we had debtor’s prison today I’m sure this financial; crisis we’re in wouldn’t be near as bad.

@ Simple Life In FranceTechnology and entertainment making us unhappy?

This article really makes you think about how family life has changed with technology. I believe technology has contributed to family’s creating a lasting bond. But in all actuality, the parents should set up a time for them to create that bond every day. Eating at the dinner table is a great time for that.

@MoreStyleTCash – 25 More (Inexpensive) Ideas to Give Your Life Luxury

I think this is a great post with excellent Ideas. I’m definitely going to give some of them a try. My favorite is #5. I don’t have a backyard yet, but I’ll try it out on my patio.

@ The Amateur FinancierDeep Thoughts: The Poverty Line

This is a very insightful post on how the poverty line was created and how it is outdated. I agree, as with all older “rules”, that it needs to be updated to reflect the changes in society.