Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

As the weeks wind down to my due date (less than two weeks left!), I realize that I’m not Superwoman. Not even close. Bending down exhausts me. Making my daily four mile trek wears me out to the point that I need a two hour nap. And napping disrupts my sleep at night. It’s a vicious cycle of exhaustion and insomnia.

It’s amazing to think that nine short months ago I ran a marathon. Now I can barely tie my shoes without gasping for breath. Who woulda thunk that growing a human being could be so tiring?

On the major plus side, these few issues have been my only complaints during this pregnancy. Other than being tired now, at the very end, this momma-to-be is happy as a clam.

Before I leave for a few months, I want to let you readers in on a MomVesting secret: I will be absent for the next three months while I figure out this baby thing (I only need to water her once a day and stick her in the sun like a plant, right?). In the meantime, articles will still appear like magic…you know, since I wrote a few ahead of time. But the MomVesting team will head up the rest, making everything run just as smoothly.

So, for now, it is “Goodbye.” Or at least “See you later.” I’ll miss chatting with you all, but I look forward to returning in the fall to write an update on how a tiny human changed my life…and how my outlook on finances and investing changes while raising baby.

In the meantime, here are a few great articles that I found this week. Enjoy…and I’ll see you later!

  • Did you know that “It’s Okay to Splurge”? Corey at Life and My Finances explains why.
  • It’s that season again: garage sale season. How are you planning to stage your sale for maximum benefit? Check in with Get Rich Slowly for some garage sale tips and tricks.
  • Ever wonder what all the work you put into your personal finances will truly get you in the end? Well, then, join Jana at Daily Money Shot for her rendition of “What I’ve Gained from Paying Off Debt.”
  • Even if the house market is calling your name, it may not be time to move. Beating Broke explains why “Don’t Move, Improve” may become your new housing-market mantra…at least for the time being.

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Jana @ Daily Money Shot wrote:

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:25 Comment #: 1

Good luck with the baby...I hope you have an easy labor! And my daughter came 10 days early so at this point, it really is any day now (although I've heard that June 5th is an excellent day...)

Thanks so much for including my post!

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Christa Palm wrote:

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 20:38 Comment #: 2

Thanks Jana! I think June 5th would be excellent as well -- fingers and toes crossed :-)