The Friday Gathering for 9/21/2007

By glblguy

Raindrops gather on a leaf

Here’s my favorite articles from the M-Network this week:

  • Being Frugal gives us some Resources for Frugal CookingI’ve been browsing her recommendations this week looking for some good recipes!
  • ChristianPF tells us how he budgets with ING DirectGiven their recent interest rate reduction, I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to keep my money there. They do have a great website though.
  • Moolanomy has a great article on keeping your spouse informed about your financesMy wife and I do our finances together and do this on going. If you are married you should read his article.
  • DebtFREE-Revolution finds a $600 purple truck to replace her husbands 2005 Chevy. First off, I’d replace a Chevy with a $600 dollar Ford any day. New cars are a money pit, and if you can pay cash for something that runs and looks decent than go for it. I kinda like the fact that it looks like a grape with a bed ;-)
  • FinanciaDominance tells us that big cities are going to become more unaffordableThat’s why we’re moving to the country!
  • PlonkeeMoney provides some tips on selecting a savings account. The specific examples are UK banks, but the tips apply regardless.
  • PaidTwice experiments with frugality and learns a tough (and messy) lesson – I think I’ll stick with the store bought ones thank you…
  • SingleGuyMoney shares a funny, but scary phishing emailDon’t ever click on a link to any company from an email. Always visit the website directly and login that way.
  • The Dough Roller has a series of articles that tells us how personal finance is much like playing chess. I’m a bit concerned, I’m terrible at chess…also, note to self: don’t challenge DR to a game of chess.

Here’s just a few of my favorite’s from the Blogosphere:

  • Advanced Personal Finance shows us the Personal Finance LifecycleVery insightful and thought provoking article on breaking up personal finance by age and what is important when.
  • MinTheGap tells us how times of trouble show us what we should really fearThis isn’t directly personal finance related, but the concepts apply. How many times have you made a bad financial decision fearing what others might think? This is commonly called peer pressure.
  • Cindy from Staged 4 More wrote a guest post on Free Money Finance on how to start your own business. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, I’m just too chicken…er, risk adverse.
  • Lazy Man And Money wrote a great article about his struggles with jealousyFirst off, I’m a VP and it really means nothing except I get an extra week of vacation. Second, you aren’t alone Lazy Man, I struggle with the same thing all the time.
  • Get Rich Slowly talks about another thing I struggle with as well, procrastination
  • The Digerati Life tells us about inflationGreat article, with lots of colorful and useful graphics!

Last but not least, here’s a summary of my articles for this week:

Hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

7 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday Gathering for 9/21/2007”

  1. Debt Free Revolution Says:

    A grape with a bed? ROFL! Just don’t tell hubby that one…
    and thanks for the link!

  2. glblguy Says:

    hehe, I won’t say a word ;-) Seriously, I think it looks really nice for $600.

  3. Lynnae @ Being Frugal Says:

    Thanks for the link! I hope you were able to find some good recipes!

  4. glblguy Says:

    We sure did, I’ll let you know which one’s we like!

  5. David Hicks Says:

    Interesting site! I’ve yet to start my own blog, though my web guy keeps telling me I should.

    Anyway, the reason I’m writing is IÂ’d like to send you a copy of my new book,“Healing Your Financial Soul: An interactive guide to restoring your relationship with money”. May I send you a complimentary copy?

    IÂ’ve taken 5 pastoral counseling and prayer ministry models and applied them directly to the area of money: our beliefs, the emotional links, sub-conscious patterns and even body language.

    It’s a self-counseling process to get people unhooked from self-fulfilling and sabotaging patterns so that they can follow through on what they know they “should do”. Then their ideas and vision for Kingdom stuff (whether that’s mobilizing money to support good work or taking a vow of poverty) won’t be held hostage by financial stress or resignation.

    I think it would be an interesting complement to what youÂ’re doing with your blog. My website has excerpts, endorsements and readersÂ’ responses.

    If you’ll send me your mailing address, I’ll mail you a copy.

    All the best,

    David Hicks

  6. glblguy Says:

    Hi David, I sent you an email.