Everything Finance Monthly Round Up: The Refs Are Back

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

Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you likely heard the uproar about the NFL replacement ref’s errant call that may have cost Green Bay a game win.  The good news is that there was such an outcry that the regular NFL referees are back, the lockout is over, and sports fans around the country can breathe a sigh of relief.  The regular referees have probably never felt more appreciated.

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

Financial Samurai is an entrepreneur, but now that he has quit his day job and is self-employed, he has set some firm goals for himself and his business.

On a similar note, The College Investor interviewed 5 top bloggers who made the leap to self-employment.

Which is better?  A higher salary with no potential job growth or a lower salary with potential job growth?  20′s Finances shares his wife’s experience when choosing between two jobs.

Who wouldn’t want to get paid for searching the Internet?  Both Swagbucks and Bing offer rewards, but Frugal Confessions explores which one is the better program.

If you have bought a new home, you can sympathize with Budgeting in the Fun Stuff about high closing costs.

Live Real, Now shares the lessons he has learned as he and his wife have erased their debt.  My guess is they will never go in debt again because they have changed their mindset.

Beating Broke explains how he sometimes feels so small, especially when attending FINCON, stating, “I realized that I was surrounded by 450 or so other writers.  Each with their own unique voice, talents, and experiences.  I’m such a tiny, tiny, drop in a sea of information.”

Do you have to be a financial expert to write a personal finance blog?  Jana from Daily Money Shot says no, and I am inclined to agree with her.  Write on, Jana!

People lament that they can’t get by on one salary, but is that because of inflation or because we have so many “necessities” that weren’t part of daily life 50 years ago?  Thanks, My Journey to Millions, for calling us out.

Hey, ladies, have you tried LearnVest yet?  If not, Investor Junkie offers a complete review to what sounds like a useful tool.

Have more month than money?  Prairie Eco Thrifter breaks down which bills to pay first when you are broke.

Kylie Ofiu is  a successful blogger and had an excellent presentation at FINCON12.  You may be surprised, as I was, by her confession.

Paying off debt can be a struggle, but My Personal Finance Journey shows how your kids can learn powerful lessons by watching your struggles.

Wealthy Turtle shares 50 personal finance blogs you should be reading.  Great list!

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

Carnival of Personal Finance #376 hosted by Good Financial Cents

Yakezie Carnival:  The Best of Summer Edition hosted by On Target Coach

Carnival of Money Pros hosted by Simple Finance Blog

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #47 hosted by My University Money

Carnival of Retirement #34 hosted by My Family Finances

Carnival of Retirement #35 hosted by Finance Product Reviews

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #48  hosted by Broke-Ass Mommy

Carnival of Money Pros hosted by Young, Cheap Living

Yakezie Carnival:  Labor Day Edition hosted by Stock Trend Investing

Yakezie Carnival:  List of Awesome Finance Articles hosted by Learn Financial Education

Carnival of Money Pros hosted by The College Investor

Carnival of Retirement hosted by Club Thrifty

Yakezie Carnival:  The Less than Graceful Edition  hosted by Earth and Money

The Wealth Artisan FinCarn hosted by Wealth Artisan

Carnival of Money Pros hosted by Master the Art of Saving

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #49 hosted by My University Money

Thanks to all of the hosts for including my 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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