Sunday Round-up, February 13, 2011

Sunday Round-up, February 13, 2011

Can you believe it’s already Sunday? It still seems like last week Wednesday to me. At this rate, it won’t be long and we’ll be celebrating a new year already! Okay, so maybe I’m getting ahead of myself a little bit.

Over the course of this last week, I read many great blog posts:

Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog talked about the difference between fixed and variable costs, lamenting about how “Toilet Paper [is] Through the Roof.”

Luckily, CreditCardsCanada offered “10 Tips to Take Care of Your Household Budget,” that might help out with the toilet paper problem (see number 4).

We all have our own little money-saving tips and tricks we live by, and this week Money Cone took the time to round-up some of them in “What is Your Best Day-to-day Saving Tips? Round Up.”

Of course, tips and tricks can only get you by so far, which is why Money Reasons explored “The Importance of an Emergency Fund” this week.

One of the best ways to save money, be prepared, and lower the risk of dipping into your emergency funds is simply harnessing “The Art of Being Useful.” Money Cactus delivered a very convincing case for useful people as wealth creators in this week’s post.

Related to being useful is the art of being self-sustaining. “Cut the Drug-Store Bill [by Checking] What’s Growing in Your Garden,” as Jacob at My Personal Finance Journey suggested.

Speaking of being useful, how about writing a book? Yes, I am Cheap’s recent post “I Make Money Online: Selling eBooks.”

If you do all these things, you just might be on your way to retiring early. If that is a goal of yours, it’s time to check out Retire By 40, who just showed his road map on “How to Retire by 40.”

You’ll notice the first thing on his list is picking the right partner. If you have one in mind, but aren’t quite sure how to sweep that person off his or her feet without breaking the bank, check out Invest it Wisely’s post “3 Frugal Ideas for a Romantic Valentine’s Day.” Pucker up and enjoy your future.

Unfortunately, not everyone one in the world right now is seeing frilly hearts and fancy-shaped chocolates. Keeping us balanced once again, Balance Junkie took a look at the world this week in “Egypt: Financial Lessons and Tipping Points.”

Now that we’re back to talking about money on this financial blog, I suppose we should mention investing again… Nah. I’ll let Daddy Paul cover it. Check out “The MG&I Trust 401K Review.”

Thanks to everyone for such great material this week!


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retirebyforty wrote:

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 06:47 Comment #: 1

Thanks for the mention! :)

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 07:23 Comment #: 2

You're welcome. :)

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Shaun wrote:

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 10:59 Comment #: 3

Thanks for including me :)

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 16:31 Comment #: 4

Just trying to be useful. ;)

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jeff @ sustainable Life blog wrote:

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 17:32 Comment #: 5

Thanks for putting the word out about my post!

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Sun, 02/13/2011 - 18:35 Comment #: 6

You're welcome. How's that 40 grit working out for you? ;)

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Invest It Wisely wrote:

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 17:37 Comment #: 7

I can't believe February's already nearly over... it still feels like we just crossed over into a new year.

Thanks for the mention!

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:55 Comment #: 8

LOL! Happy Valentine's Day! ;)