An interesting and little known fact about me, is that I got married on April Fool’s Day. Maybe that was a sign I should have seen, since we got divorced 3 years later…
But in any case I really like April Fool’s Day! It’s also one of Spongebob Squarepants favorite episodes (and I’m a big Spongebob fan).
Enough about me, let’s get down to the good stuff. Each month I like to feature other blogs, authors and posts that I enjoyed. There are so many awesome bloggers, that share a wealth of information, I can’t help but share it.
Top 5 Favorite Posts
5 Tips to Pay for College – ImpulseSave. I’m a big believer in doing everything you can to pay your own way for college. This post from Deborah has some excellent ideas.
The 20 Minute a Week Budget: A Busy Couple’s Best Friend – The Free Financial Advisor. I could have used a post like this when I was married. Joe shares some awesome tips on how to get on the same page with your partner in
Do What You Love, Not Just What You’re Good At – PQ Productions. I LOVE this post from Berrak, and her advice is spot on. We should all make our own adventures.
Birth Order and Finances – Add Vodka. I’ve always been intrigued with birth order, and how it sets us up for life. It’s no different with finances too and Daisy shares her take on it.
Big Spenders and Bankruptcy: You’re never too rich for common sense – DirectBanc (guest post). This post totally proves the point that rich people have to manage money wisely, just like the not so rich. Monica shares the lessons we can all learn.
Popular Staff Posts
6 Ways to Eat Organic and Local Food While on a Budget – ReadyForZero
What to Do if You Haven’t Filed Your Taxes Yet – SpringCoin 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. Here’s this month’s list of articles I’ve written, or places Careful Cents has been featured in the media.
Which Tax Prep Software Should I Use? (My first podcast interview) – Money Plan SOS
The Worst of the Free Financial Advisor Podcast: Meet the Roundtable. I am officially part of a weekly podcast roundtable, where 5 of us discuss the latest news in personal finance. I’m also the only girl, so I’m rocking “girl power” mode all the way!
This year I plan to publish a guest post on a different site every month. In March I think I got a little carried away but here’s the list.
- 6 Ways to Protect Yourself When Facing a Financial Divorce – DinksFinance (featured on the Consumerist)
- 5 Ways to Create the Perfect Work-Life Balance – Blonde and Balanced
- 5 Ways to Live and Love Again after Failure – Get Busy Living (the most personal article I’ve written yet)
Other Awesomeness (I got a new job)
As mentioned in my March Loan progress report, I got a new job. No worries though, I still have my full-time accounting job, and I’ll be blogging/writing like normal.
I will be working approx 10 hours a week as the Blog and Social Media Manager for Payoff. I’ve been using the website personally to track my debt and goals since November 2011.
I haven’t written much about it, because everything was on the DL. But they found me and it seems like an awesome fit. I really enjoy interacting with readers and the whole community. I’m loving it so far!
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