Sunday Round-up for June 12, 2011

Here on MomVesting, you’ll find that along with investing our money, we often explore the topic of investing in self. Well, this Friday evening I spent half of my day punching holes in my magazines. I haven’t decided if this was a good investment of my time yet or not.

Most people who know me understand that I’m a bit of an organization nut. My magazines, however, do not seem to understand this concept. Some publications I only subscribe to online, but others work as a kind of reference for me that I like to keep on hand. Magazine holders cost too much for their actual value, in my opinion, so I figured out another option: three-ring binders!

I like being able to flip through multiple volumes as if they were just a part of one large book. The only question is whether the time investment was really worth the gain. So far, I would say yes, because the time I spent now will save me time later, when I actually need the magazines for reference.

What about you? After you read through the following posts in this week’s round-up, take a minute and think about your own time investments. Did they turn out to be worth it, or would you not waste your time if you could do it all over again?

Life

Sustainable Life Blog “Does it Work Well Enough?

debt free by thirty “The Art of Complaining

Perfecting Parenthood “How to Build a Curious Child (I'm Talking Really Curious!)

Minting Nickels “The Hacked Home

Money

Wealth Pilgrim “How to Retire Rich—3 Steps

Options Dude “Updating My Silver Wheaton Trades From Last Week

Balance Junkie “Will the S&P Fall to 400?

Financial Success for Young Adults “Do you have Street Cred?

Prairie EcoThrifter “How to Buy an Eco-Friendly Home If You Can’t Afford to Build One

Invest It Wisely “Don’t Get Fooled: High Pressure Marketing Tactics

Family Money Values “How to Benefit from Billionaire Techniques - Use an Inner Circle

Money Cone “10 Questions To Ask Your Bank Before You Open An Account

Frugal Students “How to Save Money While Flying

Young and Thrifty “Mildly Extreme Couponing

Money Reasons “Credit Cards Cannot Be Used to Buy Certain Things!

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MoneyCone wrote:

Sun, 06/12/2011 - 11:56 Comment #: 1

I always realize the value of time after spending hours on something that really shouldn't have taken so much time in the first place! :)

Thanks for the mention Jessica!

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Niki wrote:

Sun, 06/12/2011 - 14:51 Comment #: 2

Thank you for the mention.

It sounds like it would be worth your time, since you use them frequently. I think taking the time to organize is worth it, but it does require some level of upkeep.

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Sun, 06/12/2011 - 15:26 Comment #: 3

So far, I love the binders! Reading and organizing my notes took SO much less time this morning!

You two have a good rest of the weekend. :)

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optionsdude wrote:

Sun, 06/12/2011 - 19:36 Comment #: 4

Thank you so much for the mention. I sincerely appreciate it. I am pleased to know that you are reading my blog on options.

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Invest It Wisely wrote:

Sun, 06/12/2011 - 20:08 Comment #: 5

Thanks for the weekend mention! :)

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 04:00 Comment #: 6

You're both very welcome. I enjoy reading each of your blogs very much!

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youngandthrifty wrote:

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 05:44 Comment #: 7

Thanks for the mention :)

I too have trouble throwing away my magazines (especially with my Money Sense subscription, because there is lots of useful info packed in one mag!).

I find that magazine holders can be quite cheap at the Dollarama/ $1 or $2 stores, I usually find them for $2.

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Miss T wrote:

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 14:45 Comment #: 8

Your post on time is so timely for me. My hubby and I have been trying to manage our time better so we don't feel so rushed and stressed. It is a work in progress.

Thanks for including my post in your round up this week. Much appreciated.

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Lindy Mint wrote:

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 17:10 Comment #: 9

I have a bad habit of not accounting for my time investment before I start a project. That being said, I do always learn something through the process, so it's never a total waste.

Thank you so much for including my article in your round up, Jessica.

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Jessica Schmeidler wrote:

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 02:50 Comment #: 10

Miss T and Lindy Mint, you are very welcome. :)

Young and Thrifty, I've checked, and I can't find any in my town for under $5 each. I wouldn't mind just spending a buck or two on them. For a while, I was using the boxes that my books came in, cut them to match a magazine holder, and then pasted fabric on the outside to match my office decor. They look pretty cute, but when I do research in them, I end up leaving the ones that I've marked lying out on my desk until I've finished my project. The clutter then drives me to near complete uselessness.

I did find some three ring binder magazine inserts on Amazon for only a few dollars though. Have you ever tried those? I would think the magazines would just slide off and down into the rings.

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