Favorites wk of Sept 6th – The Debt Reduction Edition.

by Sandy L on September 8, 2010

I admit, I love reading everyone’s blogs, but I hate doing roundups. It’s one of these habits I have to get myself into.  The list of great articles is much longer than this one, but I figured I’d send what I have now and try to keep better track of my favorites moving forward.

It’s hard to believe it’s September already. I’m already starting to think of my 2010 goals both at work and with finances.  These articles are as always inspiring as ever.

Tough Money Love has a Great Article on Downplaying Debt. It reminds me very much of when Babci tells me “I don’t eat a lot.”  Uh, yeah you do. Eating 1/2 a pie in one sitting or a whole gallon of ice cream in a day is a lot unless you’re Michael Phelps.

As some of you may know from my Pay off Mortgage Early Post, I love any and all articles that debate this topic. Wealth Pilgrim has an intriguing argument for Not Paying off Your Mortgage. I also love the debate that followed in the comments.

Grumpy Rumblings had a comical post about pseudonymous bloggers.  Some people know who my real self is, so even though some of my posts are pretty personal, I don’t have a problem with my friends/family knowing what I write.

Loved this guest blog at Financial Samurai. Nothing like taking a great book like the Art of War, and tying it to personal finance.

I just discovered a wonderful new blog via one of the roundups, Well Heeled Blog. Love the article on When to disclose your finances to someone you’re dating. The inspiration for the article was a guy who broke off his engagement when he found out his finance was $170K in debt.  Yeah, definitely not something I can imagine hiding from someone I’ve been with for a long time.

Len Penzo has a great article on Characteristics of the Debt Free People. I nodded in agreement on many of these items.

Little House’s article on College Jobs and Money reminded me of my days in school, applying for loans, having many odds jobs, etc.

Everyday Tips got me all in a tizzy when she wrote about more housing bailouts. I’m pretty sure I’m one of those people who bought at the peak of the market and I’m not asking for handouts.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole September 8, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Thanks for the link love!


Everyday Tips September 8, 2010 at 8:41 AM

I know what you mean about round-ups. I always miss some that I wanted to include!

Thanks for the mention!


Little House September 8, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Thanks for including me in your round up. I commiserate with you though, they’re a lot of work!


WellHeeledBlog September 8, 2010 at 2:56 PM

Thanks for your kind words about my blog. Appreciate the inclusion! I am excited to discover your blog as well.


Mr. ToughMoneyLove September 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Sandy – Thanks for the nice round-up and the link. Glad to have learned about your blog will stick around and read some more.


Financial Samurai September 9, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Thanks for the highlight Sandy! Can’t believe your state provides subsidized healthcare!


Financial Samurai September 9, 2010 at 1:19 AM

Not healthcare, I mean childcare and pre-school!


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