Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

This week has been much calmer. Now that all of the holiday excitement is over, it’s nice to sit back and allow my days to return to an amazing sense of normalcy, complete with goals to accomplish every day, exercise to stick to, and planning to complete. I welcome the set schedule once again. At least for a little while.

In six months, my schedule will be thrown for the biggest loop of my life. As my husband and I welcome our first baby into the house, our formerly scheduled lives will be sure to become one huge mesh of baby’s needs. It’ll be a mess. But it will be a much-welcome mess!

As long as I stick to walking two miles per day when the baby arrives, I will consider each day a success. Thankfully, the baby arrives in early June, so walking won’t be as much of a chore as it is right now, while the wind blows cold and the snow threatens to fall. I should move to Florida.

Beyond my ramblings about life, I actually had a point to my post: it’s Friday Round-Up time! I once again spent some (wonderfully scheduled!) time perusing finance blogs, and I found some great posts. Check out the following from some of our favorite bloggers:

  • Do you have an emergency savings account? If not, how do you set one up? How much should you save? Find the answers to these questions and more at Yes I am Cheap: Starting an Emergency Fund with the Right Amount of Money.
  • If you have ever felt powerless, you might enjoy a Life and My Finances article, There is Power in Numbers. There, Derek explains how the numbers game can work in your favor, particularly if you own a website.
  • Free. Yes, free. I’ve said the magic word. Now here’s what you get: free financial classes at PerkStreet. For more info, head on over to Money Talks!
  • Wealth Informatics posts a not-your-usual-January-first article about chocolate elephants, a photocopier and a fly in a urinal. Yes, you read that correctly. Check it out: I guarantee the read will be fun and informative!
  • Raising children to be successful adults is possible, and Get Rich Slowly guest poster Natalie Peace shows us how. Read her tips: Five Unusual Ways to Raise Successful Children. Here’s a small preview: as a five-year old, she practiced visualization techniques. Hmm, at five, I was eating glue…I might have needed more structure!

Photo Source: This calendar pic is a shout-out to my binary-loving husband!

Leigh's picture

Leigh wrote:

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 13:28 Comment #: 1

Congrats on the pregnancy, Christa! I can definitely imagine that disrupting anyone's schedule.

Ashley @ Money Talks's picture

Ashley @ Money Talks wrote:

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 13:42 Comment #: 2

Thanks for the mention!

Christa Palm's picture

Christa Palm wrote:

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 21:44 Comment #: 3

Thanks, Leigh! It should be fun, though :-)

Great article, Ashley!

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Derek wrote:

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 21:46 Comment #: 4

Thanks for the mention! There is an amazing power that comes with "owning the market". If you have influence over a large number of people, you will get compensated quite lucratively for it.

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femmefrugality wrote:

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 21:53 Comment #: 5

Good for you w/those 2 miles/day...even in this season! Summer was hard for me for walking...body temperature was way up because I was way preggo.

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Christa Palm wrote:

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 22:28 Comment #: 6

Derek, your article was great -- your very welcome on the mention!

Femme Frugality, I am thanking my lucky stars that the weather has cooperated so far. It was 50 degrees today -- completely unusual for the midwest in January, but very welcome on my part! I bet it was rough to walk in the height of summer for your pregnancy -- ick!