The following is a guest post.
A spending diary can illuminate exactly how you are spending your money. Perhaps you make some casual purchases that are put under the rug. Take the challenge – in two weeks you’ll have some interesting information on expenses. It can form the groundwork for making real improvement in your budget.
Are you dreaming of retiring? Before you go there, check out my real life story of Five Retirement Surprises I had with my own retirement on Free Money Finances – up today.
The following is a guest post from Jacob at My Personal Finance Journey.
This post was written as part of a “Yakezie blog swap” where members of the Yakezie Personal Finance Blogging Network pair up and exchange guest postings on a common topic. The topic of this blog swap was to discuss what each of us thinks would be the best AND worst jobs in the world. You can view my guest post live today over at 20andEngaged’s site .
Hello everyone! It’s a pleasure to be posting today at FamilyMoneyValues and to be the host for the 12th Yakezie blog swap event!
One of the semi-selfish pleasures of hosting a Yakezie blog swap is that you get to choose a common posting topic that you’ve wanted to write about for quite some time or that you are excited about. Indeed, the topic of sharing my opinions on what would be the best and worst jobs in the world is something I’ve wanted to do on my own blog for about 3 months now.
What Would be the Best, Most Awesome Job in the Planet?
Since I consider myself somewhat of an optimistic person, let’s first start with discussing my pick as to what would be the most awesome job in the world.
In my opinion, the most “awesome/coolest” job in the world would be to work as a travel writer for Lonely Planet (or any of the other major travel guide companies such as Frommers, Eye Witness, Fodors, etc for that matter).
Below is a guest post.
Having savings in the bank is more important than ever with economic uncertainty potentially affecting households all over the US. To make the most from your money, it is a good idea to find the best interest rate on offer using a comparison site such as moneysupermarket.com.
Even the most committed of savers need to be able to indulge every now and again but how can you tell when you are splashing the cash a bit too much?
This is a guest post, compliments of Jack Lundee, Chief editor of Everything Left and Shades of Green. If you have a business without a website, this post may help you get started with your online presence. I know I go first to the web to look for businesses (who uses yellow pages anymore?).
Folks are always looking for new ways to make money, whether you’re a thriving member of Wall Street like Daniel Zwirn, or parents of two small children, working a family owned restaurant. But you don’t have to look very far – The Internet is bringing business to directly into our homes. Continue reading
Below is a post from Broke Professionals – we swapped posts today as part of the Yakezie Blog Post Swap.
For many, college is a time of freedom. For the first time you are staying away from your parents, you can eat what you want, spend your money in whatever way you want and pretty much use your time however you want. Living without parental supervision for the first time is a rush. Many incoming freshman are ecstatic about the prospects of living without daily restrictions. Sometimes there is a little too much freedom. If you are a lucky kid, your parents taught you a very great skill that not only makes your college experience fulfilling, but helps you build wealth throughout your life – self control. The sooner you learn this fine art of delayed gratification, the sooner you will be on your way to riches. If not, life will teach you this skill but it will take you much longer time to patch up the damage that has already been done.