Have you made a difference this summer? With your finances or personal life? Or did you enjoy some time off to relax and be with family and friends? Let’s look at what our blogger friends did. Editor’s picks are in bold.
Atlantic Highway, Norway
The ones who took time off
Harry Campbell from Your PF Pro quit his job and thought about the Best Day of the Week do so.
The ones who stayed home
Emily from Evolving Personal Finance checked out her neighbors’ Inexpensive Houses and Expensive Cars.
Daniel from Sweating the Big Stuff thought about Gaining 25 Pounds To Get Rid Of his Debt.
The ones who worked
Kim from Eyes on the Dollar offered tips on Finding a Job in a Tough Market.
Grayson from On Better Terms Brown bagged his Lunch to Get Out of Debt faster.
Donna Freedman from MSN Money Smart Spending thought about ways to make a quick $50.
Buck Inspire Forced Himself Out Of his Comfort Zone, and ventured into networking.
Dolomites mountains, Italy
The ones who went shopping
Bryan from Gajizmo put together a guide for the Best Time To Buy Everything.
Odysseas from Card Hub checked whether you can Buy with a Credit Card & Return for Cash.
The ones who visited family
Evan from My Journey To Millions wondered if a parent can Choose his Child’s Degree or Major.
Nicole from Nicole and Maggie helped her dad consider where to invest $300K in cash.
The ones who did their homework and got their financial house ready for the Fall
Jason Hull from Hull Financial Planning reminded us that we rarely Get a Trophy in Life and can’t expect a reward if we don’t work hard for it.
Michael Kitces from Nerd’s Eye View calculated the benefit of starting saving young.
Savvy Scot from The Savvy Scot confirmed the high cost of Being Disorganized.
Michael from Financial Ramblings calculated how Expenses impact his nest egg.
Ben Naylor from This Healthy Budget found out How to Get a Better Return on Lending Club
Money Beagle from Money Beagle worked out A Rule Of Thumb Estimate For Extra Mortgage Payments.
Dividend Growth Investor from Dividend Growth Investor used science and his experience for Dividend Investing.
Holly from Club Thrifty had a few margaritas in Mexico then prepared for the Club Thrifty Fall Financial Lockdown.
Monica from Monica on Money researched How to Payoff Your Mortgage ASAP.
Pauline from Make Money Your Way (yes that’s me, I love to talk on a third person basis) ran numbers on Renting part of your house or basement long term.
FI Pilgrim calculated The True Impact Of Lifestyle Choices.
Spencer from Military Money Manual got some Auto Insurance Quotes for Military Personnel.
Barbara Friedberg put together a money management program to Build Wealth In 15 Minutes A Day.
Eric from Narrow Bridge Finance listed some Important Investment Accounts You Should Have.
Glen Craig from Free from Broke tried to negotiate life insurance premiums.
Rita P from Digital Spikes confirmed the best way to get rich quick is to take it slow.
Jon from Novel Investor looked at Tax Harvesting, a legal way to lower your taxes by offsetting capital gains against losses.
Investor Junkie from Investor Junkie worked out a great way to make a sure high return: Paying Off High-Interest Rate Debt.
Russ Thornton from Wealthcare For Women explained why Higher Investment Returns Don’t Always Produce More Wealth For Women.