Spring is officially here! I’m really enjoying the weather, the flowers and the hope of new beginnings. My blog has been doubling in traffic/readers for the past 3 months.
I’ve been getting more and more interaction on social media and lots more feedback here on Careful Cents. Thank you so much to everyone! I really enjoy blogging, reading your comments and getting your emails.
I can’t thank you enough.
Each month I like to feature other blogs, authors and posts I enjoyed reading. There are so many awesome bloggers, that share a wealth of information, I can’t help but pass it on.
Top 5 Favorite Posts
10 Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults - Young,Cheap Living. This blog is one of my favorites! Kraig shares some common sense advice for young adults, many of which are mistakes I’ve made or wish I could change too.
8 Financial Products that Keep the Middle Class, Middle Class (article and podcast)- MoneyPlanSOS. Not only is this an awesome podcast, it’s a great blogpost too. It scared some good financial sense into me, since many things on the list I’ve been guilty of doing.
Why I Got Rid of My Credit Cards (Despite the Rewards) – GoGirlFinance. As you may already know (or not) I’m not a big fan of credit cards, and only use mine for business expenses. Alissa shares some great reasons why we should pass on the rewards and get out of the never-ending debt cycle.
Outsourcing Online Business Tasks to Earn More Money – ModestMoney. Outsourcing work can be a powerful means to being more productive while earning more money. Jeremy shares some reasons why outsourcing is a smart idea, and resources to get started.
How to Plan a Budget Party (YouTube video) – OnTargetCoaching. This video is part of Financial Literacy Month, and it’s a really fun spin for couples who set budget meetings. It was even picked up on a video by Charles Schwab.
Popular Staff Posts I’ve Written
Fun Ways to Workout and Get Fit Without Joining a Gym - ReadyForZero Blog
Lessons From a First Time Home-Buyer - Yahoo!Finance
Lies About Money that are Hazardous to Our Wealth Health – On Better Terms Blog
Featured in the Media
I started off 2012 with the goal to get featured on a major media websites, like Lifehacker or The Consumerist. This month I officially met that goal!!!
I’ve been featured on The Consumerist several times, but this month I was featured on Lifehacker too.
Get Every Last Drop from Your Spray Cleaners – Lifehacker
Save Money While Spring Cleaning – The Consumerist
This year I plan to publish at least one guest post per month. Below is the list of guest posts for April.
6 Ways Paying Off Debt is Like Being a Runner – DirectBanc Blog
My Most Embarrassing Lessons in What NOT To Do with Money – The Debt Princess
Inspiring Reasons to Live a Debt Free Life – Young, Cheap Living
I’m a regular guest for a weekly podcast on iTunes, and it’s been some good exposure and more subscribers each week.
I conducted my first interview with Jaime Tardy of Eventual Millionaire. She’s a huge inspiration for me, and I feel her interview can help all of us entrepreneurs. Check out the interview here.
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