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a tour through my blogroll: to the end

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Now that you’ve met the m-network, and the from A, via F, L, M and up to R, it’s time to meet the final lot.

the digerati life

The silicon valley blogger writes from, you guessed it, Silicon Valley in California, where she pursues her dreams of alternative income sources and dispenses wise suggestions on investments, finance and life. My favourites include:

  • Should You Quit School Because You’re Brilliant? - see I think the chances of you actually being brilliant quite low, but SVB does a great job of outlining the pros and cons.
  • The Economics of Cosmetics: Should You Invest In Your Looks Or Skimp On Makeup?  - great question. I go through phases myself, and am currently trying to institute a makeup phase. We’ll see.

From the last week:

  • Learning To Invest: The Education of A Long-Term Investor you will make mistakes as you learn to invest. The most important thing is that you start learning by doing - you won’t get anywhere if you don’t try.

the happy rock

The happy rock blogs about life and personal finance, especially on getting out of debt, and personal improvement. My favourites include:

  • Marriage and Money - The Budget Meeting - being a contentedly single person, I don’t know a great deal about relationship finance, but it makes perfect sense that you need to talk to each other, doesn’t it?
  • Friends Accept Us The Way We Are, But… - that’s not enough - our real friends want us to be the best people we can be, even if that means changing

From this week:

  • Call Comcast and Save On Your Cable Bill | The Happy Rock - I bet this tactic works on more than just Comcast. What have you got to lose?

the simple dollar

The keyboard behind the simple dollar belongs to Trent. I’ve been reading this blog for over a year, it’s particularly strong on book reviews, the psychology of money and how-to’s for a frugal life. My favourites include:

  • The Road to Financial Armageddon #10: What I Learned - if you can manage it, the best way to learn is from other people’s mistakes. If you aren’t in debt now, read this so you know why not to be, and if you are, read to know why you should get out of debt
  • 31 Days To Fix Your Finances: A Wrapup - a summary of a simple 31 step programme to improve your finances. I think it’s probably ok to pick and choose a little if you like

From this week

  • Going Inside The Wall: What Are We Fighting For? - it’s important to retain a balance between the frugal life and some kind of fun now

the tao of making money

his blog is probably correctly titled Money, Matter and more Musings. Whatever. It’s full of fascinating facts, and sensible personal finance suggestions from golbguru (see, it’s not just me that has an unusual handle). My favourites include

  • How To Generate Valid Credit Card Numbers - The Luhn Algorithm - yes, I freely admit, that I’m a geek. If you’ve also ever wondered how they decide on the numbers used on credit cards, check this out
  • A Dollar Amount Cannot Be An End Goal - money isn’t really anything, it’s what you do with it that is fulfilling (especially if that’s to not work), so money isn’t a goal, it’s a way of meeting a goal

From the last week:

  • There Is No Such Thing As Bad Debt - it’s not bad, it’s just the cost of having the money now rather than later, know how much it costs and weigh that up against the alternative of doing without

well heeled

So, your name is Wanda, you live in California and you want to make progress towards a deposit on a house, what should you do but write a blog, and I might add, a good one. My favourites include:

  • Liberal arts to law school? - although this is the obvious choice, it isn’t necessarily the best as amply demonstrated by comment no. 8
  • Mom’s $123,000 gift - wow, that’s a lot of money, head over and see what it was spent on

From this week

  • $75 at Bloomingdales - no, Christmas isn’t just about the gifts, but sometimes, it kind of is

wise bread

A very cool group blog, with posts that range from the deeply humorous to mildly serious, one of the bloggers is an ex-pat Brit, so you’ve got to love them. My favourites include:

  • Mind control guru can pay with blank sheets of paper. - if you’re British you have guessed who this is straight away. As seen on tv.
  • Separate Bank Accounts: ‘Till Death (or Banking) Do We Part? - this concludes that you can have any bank account set-up and a successful married life, another case of doing what works for you

From the last week:

  • Get enough sleep - I wonder if this post was written specifically with me in mind. I might just go and take a nap now, actually.

I’m going to be updating my blogroll shortly, let me know if you want to be included and I’ll check you out. I’ve got a few new people that I’m eager to add in and I’ll be profiling them shortly.

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7 comments for “a tour through my blogroll: to the end”

  1. Thanks for the links! You have some great blogs linked up.

    Posted by The Happy Rock | December 15, 2007, 8:09 pm
  2. “I think the chances of you actually being brilliant quite low” — made me smile. It’s sadly true. Oh well. I could always be a famous pole dancer…..

    Posted by Mrs. Micah | December 16, 2007, 3:17 am
  3. I had no idea that Digerati was female.

    Posted by rocketc | December 16, 2007, 3:54 am
  4. I’m honored to be in your blogroll :). Btw rocketc, yes I am female! Mom of 2 kids. Plonkee also surprised me at one point when I found out she was female. I should’ve known it when I saw the pink. :D

    Posted by The Digerati Life | December 16, 2007, 6:57 am
  5. Mrs. Micah, I’m going to strongly suggest that you take some pole dancing lessons. You can do them as exercise classes, and you’d probably be really good since you used to do ballet.

    Posted by plonkee | December 16, 2007, 10:06 am
  6. I figured out that Plonkee was female right away - not sure how exactly.

    Plonkee, you recently said that I should learn to give manicures and pedicures. . . Mrs. Micah should learn to pole dance. I’m trying to think of a class for you. Maybe Sunday School? :)

    Posted by rocketc | December 16, 2007, 11:35 pm
  7. I don’t know, I put forward sensible suggestions to deal with other people’s requirements and this is all the thanks I get ;) .

    Posted by plonkee | December 17, 2007, 9:24 am

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