The Friday Gathering – 1 degree edition
The thermometer outside on our deck says 1 degree this morning. That is the coldest temperature I’ve ever been in while living in North Carolina. My auxiliary heating coils are on as the heat pump can’t keep up, I have the baseboard heater on upstairs to keep my kids warm, and a radiator heater in the garage for the dogs. I can almost hear the electric companies cash register going “cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching“. It will be very interesting to see what this months electric bill looks like compared to last. But, I shouldn’t complain. I used to live in Burlington VT, and accu-weather says it’s -15 there. Man, I sure don’t miss that.
Just a few real quick items
- For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on a parent company for all of blogs along with a blog consulting and blog coaching business. Starting my own company is something that I’ve dreamed of doing for a very long time. Of course I’ll be moon-lighting for now, but would love to begin doing this full-time as soon as possible. The company is called Empty Cabin Media. Would love to hear your feedback. Note, for now I’m providing a free blog analysis, so head over and get yours. I’ll also be publishing articles on blogging and in particular tips and tricks on the WordPress Thesis theme as that is going to be one of my focus areas.
- Just a reminder about the Ask The M-Network. I’ve only received one question thus far. Don’t miss out on this chance to ask a question and get answers fro the M-Network bloggers.
- Lastly, if you are a blogger, I’d like to mention a few new blogging sites that have been started by some fellow personal finance bloggers. The first is Side Hustle Blogging by FrugalDad. Wait until you see the site, he did an amazing job and it looks awesome. The second is by Simple Mom called Darn Good Blogging. Just like Simple Mom, the site is clean with a great look and content. I’m definitely subscribed to and reading these blogs.
- Funding the Bailouts by Printing Money and Issuing Debt @ Saving to Invest
- Why I’m Glad We Didn’t Pay Off the Car Last Year@ Mrs Micah
- Buying a Hornet’s Nest @ Jay Peroni Hotspot
- Ask M-Network: Should We Buy A New Or Used Car In This Economy? @ My Two Dollars
- Where to find Free and Legal TV and Movies online @ Christian PF
- Staying Warm Frugally In Bitter Cold Weather @ Paid Twice
- A Commonly Believed Myth: The Little Guy Just Can’t Get Ahead @ Bible Money Matters
- Ask the M-Network: What to do if you’re deep in debt @ Being Frugal
- Success Finds Hard Work, Talent & Passion @ Blueprint for financial prosperity
- Where To Find The Best Rates For Home And Auto Insurance? @ Moolanomy
- Increased 401k Contribution Limits in 2009 @ Cash Money Life
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