Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

I intended to write a blurb about the Facebook IPO, but it’s been a busy day with little time to research the IPO’s mishandling. I’ll say what I can in one sentence: there are many issues at stake. That’s it in one simple, concise sentence. Yet it’s very disappointing to all the small investors out there who have lost a sizable amount of money in the trade.

Thankfully, I know that many MomVesting readers did not jump on board. The hype was too much; it seemed like a bubble was on the horizon. But really, no one can ever know for sure, so we feel for those who did purchase shares. MV is sending good vibes your way for either a stock recovery or a small personal loss.

Although Facebook IPO research was put on the back burner, I did have time to round up a few great posts to share with readers. Here’s the best of the best on this week’s blogosphere:

  • When life gets in the way of debt snowball plans, what’s a person to do? Follow along as Lindy at Minting Nickels shares her experience in “Building a More Lethal Snowball.”
  • Sandy at Yes I am Cheap goes beyond the normal thought processes of applying for scholarships, selling back books, and finding a part-time gig to suggest some out-of-the-box ideas for saving tuition cash during college. Join her for some great tips!
  • Check out the impressive goal checklist at Making Sense of Cents. Michelle just turned 23 years old (Happy B-day!), and she’s got an MBA in the works, debt repayment on track, a $70,000 net worth and pays for all vacations in cash. Take a look at her progress and wish her a happy birthday here!
  • I’m a sucker for a good remodel how-to story, and Freedom 48 posted a great half bath remodel project from beginning to end, with tons of pics. If you have a bathroom remodel in your future (or you just like to look at before and after pictures), check out “Our DIY Bathroom Renovation.”
  • Are you so over debt and “So Over Financial TMI”? Since TMI in this case is too much info about advanced financial software tools, maybe you can relate. Check out the whole story!

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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter wrote:

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:10 Comment #: 1

I haven't jumped on the FB wagon yet. It is a bit of a messy situation.

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Christa Palm wrote:

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 22:23 Comment #: 2

Miss T, I wasn't drawn to the Facebook stock from the get-go, but I can see how people were. One of my friends really wanted to invest, but she missed the boat. Now she's thanking her lucky stars that the cash wasn't available. All around, though, you're right: it is a very messy situation.

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