The Friday gathering – Benefiting the most
View from our front porch last weekend.
It’s easy to visit Gather Little by Little on a daily or weekly basis, read or skim through the articles then move on. Not only is it easy, but it’s beneficial too (or at least I hope so). By reading Gather Little by Little that way though, you’re really missing out. I thought I’d take a few minutes just to share with you a few things about Gather Little by Little that will help you benefit the most from it:
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Visit the Archives
The Archives is a page that lists every article I’ve ever published here on Gather Little by Little, by month and year. Let’s say you started reading Gather Little by Little 6-months ago. You missed a year’s worth of content that I wrote before that. While some of my early writing is a little raw, I honestly feel that some of my most passionate and best articles are from the first few months of writing. My How to Get Your Finances Under Control, One Small Step at a Time series is probably the set of articles I’m most proud of as well. I’m working on pulling those articles together into a single eBook with updated content and information. Watch for that soon!
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Ask me anything
I like to try to do an article each week called: Ask me anything. This is where you the readers contact me with a question and I answer it. Topics can be on pretty much anything. I only ask that you keep it decent and respect my right to decline to answer if your question might be a little too personal. So have a question about my finances, my personal life, my perspective on something?? Ask me and I’ll post your question and my answer. I’ll only use your first name, but if you prefer I not even do that, just say so.
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Announcements, News, and Stuff
Just a few quick things:
- The M-Network has a great surprise for you on Monday, so make sure you check in. It’s something we’ve been working hard on and I’m sure you’ll enjoy. Frankly, we have lots of things prepared for the Holidays and are working on a bunch of projects, contests and other events for 2009. So keep an eye out!
- Surprisingly I received a number of consulting inquires for Empty Cabin Media (the site is still not live yet) and two initial engagements I’ve been working hard on. One project was Studenomics. I provided the owner with a bunch of tips on traffic, seo, advertisment optimization, and on their overall layout and theme choice. They’re still working on the site, but it’s come a long way and the content is great. Make sure you check out Studenomics and subscribe if you like the content. I can’t mention the other site just yet, but so far it looks really slick. As soon as it’s up I’ll give you a link. Thinking of starting a blog or need some help with the one you have? Contact me and I’ll see if I can help you out.
The Friday gathering
Without further rambling, here are my favorite personal finance articles from my blogroll this week:
- How to Keep Your Sanity When Christmas Shopping @ One Caveman’s Financial Journey
- 100 Money Saving Tips for the Holiday Gifting Bonanza
- Don’t Almost Save @ Mrs Micah
- Opening a New Solo 401k @ My Dollar Plan
- The Benefits of a Cash Christmas @ Being Frugal
- Recession Proof Your Job – 4 Ways To Avoid The Pink Slip @ Moolanomy – Love the picture!
- How To Prepare For Preparing Your Taxes. @ My Two Dollars
- New Stock Market Terms @ Cash Money Life – Sad, but hilarious
- Looking for Happiness In All The Wrong Places @ FrugalDad