Fall is finally in full swing! It’s my all-time favorite season for many reasons, but I especially love the beautiful colors and the cooler weather. Texas gets scorching hot during the summer, so the change of season is a welcomed reprieve.
But now, onto the monthly update. 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 just keep it to myself.
While my list of favorite posts is shorter than normal (mostly because I was out of town and didn’t get a chance to read) it doesn’t mean they aren’t chock full of awesome information!
Top 3 Favorite Posts
5 Investing Terms You Need to Know – Compound Capitalist. Even if you’re a novice investor, like I am, knowing the meaning of a few, basic investing terms can be very beneficial to helping you become a confident and successful investor.
How to Improve Your Sex Life by Saving Money – GoBanking Rates. The connection between money and relationships is very real. Fighting and stressing out about money has a direct correlation to being intimate with your partner.
You’re a Bad Tipper and You Didn’t Even Know It – Your Finances Simplified. What would you do if you just paid for your meal at a restaurant and a waiter demanded you tip him 30%? In some places in the U.S. that’s the norm.
Popular Posts I’ve Written
How to Resell Thrift Store Finds for a Profit on eBay – The Huffington Post
Prioritizing Your Bills: Which Ones Should Be Paid First? – Pageonce Blog
Don’t forget to check out the weekly Two Guys and Your Money Podcast. Myself and several other amazing bloggers are featured each week, along with awesome interviews!
As part of my New Year’s Resolution, I’m on track to publish at least one guest post per month. Below is the list of guest posts for September. Thank you so much to everyone who let me contribute.
5 Ways to Effectively Use Twitter to Land Your Next Job – Simply Hired
The Secret to Getting More Out of Your Money – Power Wallet
The Power of Having Friends and Family Contribute to Your Goals – Betterment
Freelance Business and Blog News
As you may have noticed, this monthly report is several days late. Normally I post my updates on the last day of the month. September was extremely busy but full of awesomeness!
1. The rewards of networking
The first week of September was spent in Denver at the Financial Blogger Conference. I shared a blog post about how the conference changed my life, and also included tons of fun photos.
But beyond that I was able to make some great connections with bloggers and financial companies which led to nailing down another two writing gigs. My freelance business is still going steady!
2. Join the freelancers club
Last month, I created the Careful Cents Freelancers group on Facebook (feel free to join). This is where bloggers, writers, full and part-time freelancers, share ideas, thoughts and tips about navigating virtual businesses.
Having my own freelance business is one of the key components for me to become debt free and live my life the way I want. I would love to have you in the group, if you’re interested!
3. Redesigning Careful Cents
Right now I’m working with my web designer (Andrea from Nuts and Bolts Media) to redesign Careful Cents. Don’t worry it won’t be anything too drastic. The theme I have now is terrible, has security issues and it’s difficult to backup when an update is released.
Plus I want to make it more reader friendly, with faster loading and spruce it up with a fresh look. Over the next month or so, you’ll see some fun changes here on the blog. Stay tuned!
Books I’m Reading Now
To continue making progress on my New Year’s resolution to read more, here are some of the books/ebooks I’m currently reading.
The E-Myth Revisted: Why Most Small Businesses Fail and What to Do About It – Michael Gerber (book review on the blog, coming soon)
The Affiliate Manifesto: A Beginner’s Guide to Affiliate Marketing – Justice Wordlaw IV
What’s your favorite season of the year and why?