Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

I have been nesting for a while, and I only had one final item to sell before I felt like life-before-baby was complete. I wanted to sell a collection of video games that I’ve held onto for years. Not because I play them anymore. Oh, no. This need to hoard the games was because of the principal: I paid a lot for this collection in my early twenties, and I wanted something in return.

So what did I do? I sold it on eBay, of course.

The listing was surprisingly easy, and when bidding ended, the buyer paid immediately. A dream come true, right?

Well, yes…until I went to the post office…and proceeded to get a parking ticket! I forgot to plug the meter. Boo. Epic Financial Fail.

All in all, after all the fees and such, I only managed to get $20 for my large set of games.


Oh well, it’s sold to someone who will enjoy playing the games all summer long. And my nesting is complete!

Now I’ll be out of your hair for a few months (for real this time!), but MomVesting will still be going strong, thanks to the miracles of pre-writing and the wonders of the MV team.
I wish you all well this summer, and I leave you with some great posts for the week:

  • We’re constantly told what to give up in our financial lives, like our daily lattes. But who ever tells us what to do instead? Why, Average Joe, of course. Check out his post, “7 Financial Hacks to Avoid” for some tips and tricks on how to live “the better life”. Yes, that’s in quotes; read the post to find out why!
  • Money woes got you eating junk? Guest blogger and registered dietician Jessica at Life and My Finances shows us how to “Eat Healthy for Less.”
  • If you have summer birthdays in your household, check out these fabulous “Summer Birthday Party Ideas.” I know my baby will be getting a drive in theater birthday party when she’s in school – what a great idea for a large party with minimal costs!
  • Sick of money and all the hassles that come with it? Why not "Quit Using Money Forever"? J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy takes us through a book review and some thoughts about our monetary system.

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femmefrugality wrote:

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 16:20 Comment #: 1

$20 isn't bad, really. They don't sell for all that much unless they're really new and in high demand. I've come back deflated from the same endeavor. Boo on the meter ticket! Thanks for the reading.