I honestly don’t know where the time goes. It’s already mid-August and I could swear the 4th of July was just a couple weeks ago. I hate that feeling where time seems to be moving too fast to get everything done. Looking back at some of my goals and timetable for completion, it’s depressing to see some of them fall behind. I guess that just means it’s time to kick things into a higher gear.
In other, more upbeat news, I’d like to announce that Frugal Dad has joined the ranks of The Money Writers. You may have already noticed the link to his site in the sidebar, but it is official. If you haven’t visited Frugal Dad’s site, I encourage you to do so. He has a great blog that is relatively new, yet has already built a huge fan base. His writing style and personality fits very well with the rest of the group, and the focus on being frugal is a refreshing addition to the group.
Finish Each Day and be Done With It – You only have so much time in he day, and you should just do what you can and be done with it. I took this post to heart just last night. I went to bed before 10 p.m., which is unheard of for me. But, as I sat at the computer with a mountain of things to do, I realized that no matter how long I sat there, I wouldn’t get anything meaningful done. So, I came to the realization that I’ve done what I could, and will just start fresh again tomorrow. I got one of the best night’s sleep in a long time.
How to Start Getting Wealthy Right Now – You don’t make enough money. You can’t save any money. You hate your job. These are all great excuses to prevent you from becoming wealthy. You can either drag your feet by thinking of all the reasons you can’t become wealthy, or you can start today towards becoming wealthy. It’s up to you to decide.
5 Inexpensive Ways To Have Fun In College – It’s that time of year again where kids are headed back to, or starting college for the first time, and money is obviously a concern. Luckily, there are a lot of ways that a college student can have fun without breaking the bank. Ben highlights five cheap ways to have some fun.
How to Be a Frugal College Student – And if those five tips weren’t enough, frugal dad takes a shot at highlighting the many other ways you can become a frugal college student. From advice on student loans, credit cards, entertainment, to room and board, there are plenty of ways to save big.
12 Ways the Olympics Can Impact Your Finances – I haven’t watched much of the olympics, but I did catch that amazing swimming relay where the U.S. beat France. I don’t think that had an impact on my finances, but Madison has 12 different ways that the olympics may impact, or teach you something about your finances.
Make Money Blogging: Top Bloggers And How Much They Earn – Unfortunately, my name wasn’t on this list, but that’s okay. I didn’t get into this for the money two years ago anyway, although it is a nice added benefit. But if you’re looking for some inspiration, or even just to be amazed at what some bloggers make, SVB has put together a great list of some of the top bloggers.
Why You Need a Will and The Basics of Estate Planning – I’m a big advocate for estate planning, even for younger families, and a will is the first place you should start. They are easy, inexpensive (or even free), and can be worth more than you could ever know in the event of an untimely death.
25 Frugal Ways To Reuse Everyday Household Items – If trying to save money is your thing, then this post is for you. David has put together a list of 25 ways you can save by money by reusing everyday household items. And not only will you save a few bucks, but you’ll be doing mother nature a favor as well.
Camping For Beginners – I haven’t been camping in about 5 years, but more and more people are turning to camping as an inexpensive alternative to a typical family vacation. Camping can be great, but it can also be miserable if you don’t do it right. Here is a video that will help the camping newbie make the most of their trip.
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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.