Here’s some links to articles I enjoyed from other PF bloggers I read:
Each morning I have to check my Google Statistics. How many page hits did I get yesterday? How many new RSS subscribers? How many unsubscribed to my RSS feed? I’ve tried not to worry about it. I try to keep myself from checking, but I just can’t help it. It’s exciting to see the page counts and number of subscribers grow. I really get a lot of satisfaction out of providing value to you the reader. That’s why I’m here and why I started this blog to begin with.
Romans 8:28 – “…And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God”.
No, I didn’t make the mistake of buying a BMW M3. Some day maybe, but when I do it won’t be a mistake. Here’s 7 financial mistakes that I’ve made that hopefully others will benefit from and not make the same mistakes. Read on and you’ll see how the BMW plays in, but nothing like a shiny red car to get your attention huh?
1. Living On More Than I Made
Leo Babauta of Zen Habits published a guest post over on Get Rich Slowly since J.D. is on vacation. Leo’s post is about eliminating debt using large bursts instead of paying off debt gradually. Now of course the best way is to do both. Leo’s article has some great ideas and is something everyone working on getting out of debt (or trying to save) should read.
One thing that I have started doing is making payments on my debt whenever I can. NCN over at the No Credit Needed blog got me started on this concept. He also recently posted about the topic as well.
While Gather Little By Little is a new blog, I have been surprised by the success and support it has received from the blogging community and from you the readers. I have recently noticed that I am getting more and more hits from Google as my content is starting to be indexed. At this point, the number one search that results in people finding my humble little site is “How to get my wife to follow a budget”. Given there seems to be a significant interest in this topic, I decided to address it directly; however, I will address both husbands or wives, not just wives.
Proverbs 27:12 – A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
This is part of the series How to Get Your Finances Under Control
Now that we have a budget in place, we need to start an emergency fund. Following a budget and having an emergency fund in place are the two most critical steps in getting your finances under control.
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Here in North Carolina, it’s hot. This time of the year I am looking for any and everything I can do to help keep the house cool and keep my power bill down. Our house is 2200 square feet, and our bill last month was $150.00. Not bad really considered how much the A/C unit runs.
Here are a few suggestions for keeping your house cool:
We did something interesting and different yesterday, we attended an Estate auction. This was my first auction, and it was both a wonderful experience and a great deal of fun!
First I was really surprised that there weren’t more people. Just guessing here, but at most there were probably about 40 people and lots of empty chairs.
There was an assortment of items like I had never seen, including very old and valuable antiques, jewlery, furniture, toys, clothes, books, and tons of other items. There was even a pastor’s robe and choir gowns!
The 4-Hour Workweek is one of the many books on my wish list over at Amazon.com. From the interviews I have read and listened to, the author, Timothy Ferriss has some pretty radical perspectives on how to get the most out of your time and on how to focus on what really makes you money and is meaningful to you.