Weekly Roundup #12 (January 12, 2008)

Welcome to 2008 – hope the new year treated you all well. I’m working on a project to revamp the site with Jon Phillips and should have at least a rough draft here in the next few weeks. I like this design, but he’s let me know there are a handful of things that need to be cleaned up. I’m no blog pro, but he is, and hopefully he’ll help me trim off the new years fat to be smoking fast in 2008! πŸ™‚ Stick around; should be a pretty slick design! Want help with your blog design/troubleshooting? Contact him here.

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1. There are so many posts about learning to saving money, but SavingAdvice really points out a key point to the puzzle, change your midset.2. Graduating college? JobLifeUpgrade points out 7 mistakes college grads make on their way to their careers! Might not hurt on your way to getting a raise!

3. Confused on whether to shop for what’s on the menu, or shop for the deals and stock up? Consult SenseToSave for more info. I tend to do the latter…

4. Class “A” share mutual funds are clearly better than “B” shares. I discussed this one in my Edward Jones post. ChanceFavors touches on some more of the advantages.

5. I’ve seen the dirty worded “frugality” posts a few places, but Midlife Beginnings gives it its due justice in this post.

6. Better sex by having bigger paychecks? No joke as it appears… I guess money CAN make you happier! PFManager tells why… Definitely an interesting read.

7. Millionaire rule #4? – Set up automatic savings say AdfectoAbundantia…

8. Enron was a tragedy, how do we avoid another one? Aaron at OnFinancialSuccess lets us all know his ideas on how we can dodge that bullet again!

9. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” How does this relate to the bigger financial picture? Well that’s fairly obvious. FreeFromBroke breaks it down for all of us.

10. Do you have a complicated financing situation? Looking to simplify? Moolanomy has 6 quick steps to help trim it down…

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  • Thanks for mentioning my post in your roundup.

    Good luck trimming off the site fat for the New Year. Many of the issues I face on my site are technical, as well.

    Slowly but steadily I am learning a few tricks and getting the help of good people too.

    Good luck

  • Thanks again for the link. Let me know if you want another pair of eyes on the redesign. (btw, it looks like the top three points on the list are jumbled into a paragraph)

  • Thanks for including me in your roundup. I look forward to checking out your new look. Creating a layout, logo, and color scheme are all part of my 2008 goal to create a “brand” for my blog. I may be asking around for tips πŸ˜‰

  • @Ciaran – I am learning a few tricks myself here and there; but my server if you’ve been around gets hammered often times and I can’t for the life of me figure it out! In steps Jon Phillips. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

    @Aaron – you really are my second set of eyes already! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tip, and I will certainly use you as the second set here. πŸ™‚

    @Adfecto – feel free to stick around if you want tips and help in the rebuild, I’m sure we’re on the same page!

  • Thanks for the mention! Always appreciated!