Sunday Round-up for July 3, 2011

Here in the good old U.S. of A., we’re celebrating the Fourth of July weekend. My mind is on sunscreen and insect repellent. It’s also on sports and recreation.

My husband is starting up a new business out here, and I have to tell you that it’s a bit scary. With my own business, there was not a lot of overhead, so I was able to bootstrap it from the ground up. His, on the other hand, requires quite a bit of equipment, so we’ve really put a huge chunk of change onto the books already.

We’ve sat around all day talking about the financial forecasts we have based on some basic assumptions. If they all pan out the way we modestly proposed, this is going to be a fantastic investment for us and our future children.

Yet, as with any investment, there’s always a twinge of nervousness that comes when you sign your name on the check. “Please have a good return!” I’ve been screaming that at the equipment lately, but it never seems to acknowledge my outburst. Stubborn inanimate objects . . .

Anyway, so that’s what’s been on my plate this week. Now let’s take a look at what you guys have been up to. I noticed that there were quite a few real estate posts out there this week. Does anyone have any speculations as to why that was?

Afford Anything “Diets and Debt: Managing Money and Your Weight

Balance Junkie “What’s Next for the Markets?

Cash Flow Mantra “Analyzing the Real Return on Real Estate

Debt Free By 30 “Two Down, Two to Go

Invest It Wisely “How to Apply for a Debt Relief Order

Minting Nickels “Steal My Ideas for Businesses I’d Never Run

Money Cone “Thrill Money Investing

Money Reasons “Are You Overspending Today Because of a Future Inheritance?

Move to Portugal “The 5 Year Plan (Updated)

Options Dude “Green Mountain Coffee Roasters: A Good Case Study for Put Options

Perfecting Parenthood “I’ve Thrown Every Parenting Technique in the Book at Them: Why Won’t They Learn?!?!

Prairie Eco Thrifter “Passive Income With Real Estate

Retire By 40 “4 Plex Short Sale Experience So Far

Spruce Up Your Finances “Need a Down Payment for Your House? Your City or County May Have Free Money for You

Sustainable Life Blog “Importance of Insurance

Wake Up To Frugality “Clutter

Wealth Pilgrim “5 Tips of Saving Money for a House

Young and Thrifty “Book Review and Giveaway: Rich Dad’s Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

MomVesting this week:

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Paula @ AffordAnything.org wrote:

Sun, 07/03/2011 - 15:17 Comment #: 1

Congratulations on your husband's new business. It can be scary to invest so much into a project, but remember: any project that requires capital has a higher barrier to entry than a project that doesn't, and generally speaking, businesses with higher barriers to entry are more profitable.

Thanks for the inclusion in your round-up. As to why there are so many real estate posts lately, I can only guess: because its summer.

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Invest It Wisely wrote:

Sun, 07/03/2011 - 16:29 Comment #: 2

Thanks for the inclusion! :)

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Spruce Up Your Finances wrote:

Sun, 07/03/2011 - 17:10 Comment #: 3

Thanks for the mention! Happy 4th of July.

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Miss T wrote:

Sun, 07/03/2011 - 23:29 Comment #: 4

Thanks a bunch for the inclusion and best of luck to your husband and his new venture. Hoping the best fore you.

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Mon, 07/04/2011 - 00:49 Comment #: 5

Your each very welcome. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! :)

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youngandthrifty wrote:

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 06:03 Comment #: 6

Congrats on the new business! I'm sure it will be very successful, what with a great woman he has to support him (you!).

Thanks for the mention, momvesting!

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Lindy Mint wrote:

Tue, 07/05/2011 - 15:05 Comment #: 7

Thanks so much for including my article. I hope those inanimate objects listen to you!

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Ashley wrote:

Sun, 08/28/2011 - 10:13 Comment #: 8

This is so exciting. It must be scary but you're in it to win it. Good luck!

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