Everything Finance Monthly Round Up – Can Phelps Capture the Gold Again?

Published on Jul 29 2012 // Written By // Finance Around The Web

The 2012 Summer Olympics have begun.  There is pressure on Michael Phelps to win more gold medals to add to his collection.  However, in his first race, he didn’t medal.  He is optimistic and tweeted that tomorrow is another day.  Hopefully he will be able to rebound from the first race and capture some more medals.

Around the web, I have been reading some excellent personal finance articles.  Here are some of my favorites:

Financial Samurai recently retired and negotiated a sweet severance package and has written an ebook to help others do the same. Way to go!!!

Have you tried your hand at growing a garden this summer?  Prairie Eco Thrifter shares the many benefits to doing so.

The economy has scared more and more from investing in the stock market.  My Journey to Millions shares ways to invest outside of Wall Street.

Sustainable Personal Finance shares how you can declutter your home and keep “stuff” out of the landfills by freecycling.

Do you work from home?  Free from Broke tells how to rock a mobile office.

Do you think you’ll work late into life before you retire?  So do many people, but Squirrelers shares why that will probably not be the case.

Untemplater introduces her readers to the owner of The Chai Tea Cart.  Anyone who wants to walk away from corporate America and do something different will be inspired by her story.

The Financial Blogger wonders why so many personal finance bloggers are broke.  Good question.

Summer is not quite over yet, so take advantage of  Frugal Confessions’ lists of fun things to do with kids for less than $1.

So Over This is a freelancer, and recently she expressed her frustration over some of her clients and their demands.  Take note as a way to avoid being a bad client!

Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog shares what he has received in his CSA basket so far.  If you are able to participate, a CSA looks like a great way to get reasonably priced, local fruits and vegetables.

Robert from My Multiple Incomes explains how to increase your small business cash flow.

Looking to save money?  Take some excellent tips from The Single Saver.  She just saved $25 a month off her cable and internet bill.

On a different note, Everything Finance was featured in several blog carnivals recently:

Totally Money Carnival #72 hosted by MammaSaver

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #38 hosted by My University Money

Yakezie Carnival – Summer Vacation Edition hosted by One Cent at a Time

Yakezie Carnival hosted by Write and Get Paid

Carnival of Money Pros hosted by I Am 1 Percent

Yakezie Carnival hosted by Tackling Our Debt

Totally Money Carnival #74 hosted by Money Reasons

Carnival of Money Pros hosted by Portfolio Princess

Yakezie Carnival: TUJ Summer Heat Edition hosted by The Ultimate Juggle

Festival of Frugality #345 hosted by The Frugal Quack

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #41 hosted by My University Money

Lifestyle Carnival #12 hosted by From Shopping to Saving

Totally Money Carnival hosted by Money Challenge

Yakezie Carnival  hosted by Passive Income to Retire

Thanks to all of the hosts for including our posts!



Melissa is a freelance writer and mom to three children ages 7, 2 and 1. She blogs at Mom's Plans where she shares how her family is learning to live a fulfilling life on less.

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