It is finally starting to feel like fall in the Midwest as it has been in the low 30’s the last few mornings. Given the hot summer we had I am more than glad that we’re finally getting some cooler weather. I am also glad to see that the NFL and the referees settled their differences as the whole situation was getting just a bit crazy. I read somewhere that the Packers/Seahawks game shifted nearly $150 million in wagers because of the outcome.
Did anyone happen to see the first Presidential Debate on Wednesday night? I watched just a bit of and was reminded again of why I am thankful the election is nearing a close.
Anyways…there were some great reads out there in the blogosphere this week. Below are some of my favorite, you should take the time to check some of them out.
The Blue Collar View on Starbucks on Blue Collar Workman
TB discusses his viewpoint on Starbucks. It’s hard to disagree with his argument, especially with how much it costs to buy a coffee there.
What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? on Young Adult Money
DC explains the math behind the Dow and who makes it up. A good read if you’re looking for an explanation behind the Dow.
5 Easy Methods to Save Money Without Thinking on Frugal Habits
Jason talks about some easy ways to make saving money painless. While saving may be difficult to start, he gives some great tips, many of which I’ve used or currently am using.
5 Methods I’m Contemplating to Avoid American Airlines This Fall on Average Joe Money
Joe discusses the much deserved negative press American Airlines has been receiving lately. What can you do though if they’re the only local option for plane travel though?
How to Play the Credit Card Game and Beat the System on Work Save Live
Jason talks about the generous rewards you can accumulate through playing the credit card reward game. Personally, I don’t know that I could stomach it, but I do see the value in it.
5 Money Mistakes to Avoid on One Smart Dollar
While I am sure that there are more than five, Sean makes a great point that many of the mistakes could be avoided through simple knowledge. Gaining most of this knowledge really does not take much time to obtain.
How Much Are You Ready to Give to Your Job on Reach Financial Independence
Pauline talks about how emotionally draining a difficult job can be. In the end, you have to live life for yourself and not worry about trying to make your boss or superior happy.
How Do You Envision Retirement? On Modest Money
Jeremy talks about how he envisions retirement and how that can cause us to make wise choices now so we can have greater flexibility when it comes time for retirement.
Amazon is Now Collecting Sales Tax in California on Your Personal Finance Pro
Harry discusses how Amazon recently started charging sales tax in California. In my opinion, it’s only inevitable for the rest of us. Given that, will it change how you shop?
Do You Have too Much Debt? On Pelican on Money
Amy goes over how to calculate your debt ratio, which is a very useful formula to know. Not all debt is bad, as long as you use it wisely and it helps improve your finances.
What You Need and Don’t Need For a New Baby on Eyes on the Dollar
Kim gives a great list of must have’s and nice to have’s for new parents to have. Being a parent myself it’s a great list to look at.
5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Condo on The Outlier Model
CF provides a great list of things to consider looking at when buying a condo. It really is a good list for anyone looking to buy real estate.
Fall Gardening…Go Grow Something and Save on Canadian Budget Binder
Mrs. CBB discusses different things they’re planning on growing this Fall. My wife loves to garden, but we’re sort of limited of what we can grow in our area at this time of the year.
Change Your Life Series – Step 1 Exercise on Savvy Scot
Savvy Scot talks about different ways you can implement exercise into your life. There are simple changes you can make that will allow you to exercise more and still reap the benefits.
How Much is That Lunch REALLY Costing You? On L Bee and the Money Tree
Lauren shares an infographic that shows the average a worker spends on lunches and coffee each year. Pictures truly do speak a thousand words in this case.
5 Ways Being a Stay at Home Parent Saves You Money on I Heart Budgets
Mr. iHB talks about some of the ways having a parent stay at home saves money. The great thing is that some of the ways aren’t exclusive to just having a stay at home parent.
How Organizing Can Help You Save Money on Moneylicious Blog
Ornella has Jeremy from Part Select guest post on staying organized and the financial savings you can reap as a result. He offers several great tips that don’t take much time to do.
Carnivals and Mentions
Thanks to everyone who shared or mentioned my blog posts this week. If I missed you, please shoot me a message and I’ll take care of it next week.
The Wealth Builder Carnival #93 on My Wealth Builder
Carnival of Personal Finance: Fall Traditions Edition on Tie the Money Knot
Nerdy Finance #9: We’re Back! on Nerd Wallet
The Wealth Builder Carnival #94 on My Wealth Builder
Carnivals, Mentions and Weekend Reading #31 on Work Save Live
Personal Finance Week in Review- Ryder Cup Edition on One Smart Dollar
Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #7 on Eyes on the Dollar
End of September 2012 Favorite Blog Posts on Modest Money
Updates: September 23-29 on The Outlier Model
Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks September 28, 2012 on Canadian Budget Binder
Mr. CBB was kind enough to mention me twice!
Friday Recap, a Cool New Theme and a Carnival on Reach Financial Independence
Tidal Wave of Updates Friday- Giveaway Included on Pelican on Money
The Sunday Review- Top Posts of the Week on The Savvy Scot
Blog Post of the Fortnight! By Femme Frugality on Average Joe Money
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