Weekend Roundup- Mid-Summer Edition

by RC on July 13, 2008

Well, depending on how you look at it, summer is about half way over. The new school year is starting to creep into people’s minds, and it is hot. Sooner than you think, it will be back to school time and we will be waiting for fall!

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I participated in 5 carnivals over the last week:

The Tip Diva hosted the Carnival of Tips-July 5, 2008 and included my list of “10 Money Saving Vacation Tips”.

Mighty Bargain Hunter hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance-American Flag Edition and included my article “The Roth IRA-A Closer Look at a Powerful Wealth Building Tool”.

My favorites from the COPF:

Easy ways to cope with rising gas prices at Saving to Invest-You can reduce your gas consumption by making conscious decisions about or when driving.

Commentary on food stamps and the economy at Cash Money Life-This was a great, thought provoking post, with lots of great comments as well.

Help My Cash Grow hosted the Carnival of Debt Reduction #147 and included my post “The Basics on Finding Ways to Increase Your Cash Flow”.

My favorites:

Help, Credit Card Minimum Payments Aren’t Making a Dent at Frugal Dad-Sometimes in order to make progress, you have to take extra steps besides just paying the minimum.

No Debt Plan presents Would you spend $20,000 to save $100 per month?-Sometimes its just smarter (financially) to keep a car than to buy a new one just to save on monthly gas costs.

Squawkfox hosted the Festival of Frugality-Bare Necessities Edition and included my article “If Gas Prices Suddenly Dropped, Would You Stop Trying to Conserve Fuel?” Make sure to check this one out, a very creative theme.

My favorites from the FOF:

But I Just Don’t Feel Like It! Four Strategies To Fight The Takeout Urge at I’ve Paid for this Twice Already-This is one my family and I struggle with from time to time as well.

Hypermiling 101 at Christian PF-Driving efficiently and smart can save you $$ at the pump.

Pinyo hosted the Money Hacker’s Carnival #19-Personal Finance Destinations at the Money Hacker’s home page, and included my article “Two Free Software Programs that can Protect Your Computer.”

My favorites:

Who is David Dodd and Why Should We Listen to Him at Dividends 4 Life-Do Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffet ring a bell?

(Not So) Stupid Money Tricks: Credit Cards at a Convenience Store at Uncommon Cents-I hadn’t thought of this one-Cool trick!

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Patrick July 13, 2008 at 8:54 am

Thanks for the mention. I thought the comments on my article did a great job of extending the conversation. This is a complex topic and there are no right or wrong answers, which always makes for an interesting discussion!

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Dividends4Life July 13, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Thanks for including my article “Who is David Dodd and Why Should We Listen to Him” in your roundup.

Best Wishes,
D4L

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Squawkfox July 13, 2008 at 9:25 pm

Thank you for linking back to the Festival of Frugality! I’m so happy you enjoyed the theme! :D

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