Blog Posts You Should Read TODAY! #1


I was working on about 8 things earlier… and I had convinced myself that each of them would lead to a great article for you to read. Well, I ran into some roadblocks (both mental and actual) and ended up back at square one. I have some great ideas going, but they need additional time to make sure I have them completely thought out so I can write about them well. In the meantime, I want to send you over to read some great articles that my virtual friends, aquaintances, and just people I admire have posted in the last few days. I spend so much time focusing on this site, that I sometimes forget just how much good work is being done out there. Take a look and see for yourself, and I’ll be back with you in a few days with a fresh article for your enjoyment!



Jon over at DadisLearning talks about turning your expensive iPhone into a moneymaking machine – Making Your Smartphone Pay for Itself

Arnel at MoneySoldiers asks the question – Do You Need an Online Banking Account with a Brick-and-Mortar Location Nearby?

Marvin shares his March 2013 Income for everyone to see (very impressive!)

AYoungPro asks a timely question – Should You Go to College? – the answer may seem simple, but it’s more complicated than you think!

Josh poses  a question I’ve asked many times before – What To Do With My Cash Savings – I may not agree with his answer, but it’s worth a read!

What can you do to save money when buying a car? Well, but something reliable and used. For more strategies – take a look at what Jacob has to say – Save Money On Your Next Car Purchase By Using Unconventional Methods

Martin shares an awesomely technical review of his investment strategy and how it’s been working (or not) for him over at – My Investments 1Q 2013 results

I was pissed that I had to pay $81 to TurboTax for the joy of doing my 2012 taxes – but when I saw Kurt’s tax bill, I felt very lucky (and you probably will to). Take a look as he walks you through Our Tax Pep Bill

Unfortunately, Erin was recently laid off… the good news is that her severance package definitely doesn’t suck. Read all about it as she shares The Financial Side of My Layoff


{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Kurt @ Money Counselor April 5, 2013 at 7:36 am

Thanks for mentioning my tax prep bill post. Glad to read it made you feel lucky!

Reply April 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm

No problem – I just wish I had a lower tax bill for 2012! Hopefully I’ve set myself up for a better 2013… I guess we’ll see next year! Thanks for stopping by, keep up the great work!


Jon M April 5, 2013 at 8:57 am

Thanks for including my post in your list AB! I really enjoyed the post from The Dog Ate My Wallet about the financial side of a layoff. That is an amazingly generous severance package. Will look through some of the other posts throughout the day. Best of luck as you keep working on refining your thoughts for the other posts.

Reply April 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Thanks Jon, I always appreciate your posts and encouragement!


Martin April 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

Thanks a lot for mention! Appreciate it.

Reply April 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm

No problem, I’m amazed at the detail you went into about your investments and your strategy. It makes my finance posts look like they were done by a 5 year old!! Thanks for stopping by!


Martin April 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm

AB, I do not think so. Your posts are very informative and provide some cool ideas. So don’t be shy.

Reply April 8, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Haha – thanks Martin! I just don’t think they’re quite at your level of detail yet! I may need some tutorials from you!


rick April 5, 2013 at 9:31 am

why don’t you agree with josh in his post “what to do with cash savings”?

Reply April 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Hi Rick, thanks for your comment. I’m really just not a fan of whole life insurance. As Josh mentions in his post – it may not be for everyone – and it’s not for me. Also, I’m planning on sinking most of my money into a new house pretty soon, so that should take care of my excess cash for a while! Thanks for stopping by, and let me know if you have any other questions!


Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin April 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thanks for featuring my article!

Reply April 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Anytime Marvin! You’re doing a great job with your income, keep up the good work!


shanendoah@the dog ate my wallet April 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Thanks for the link love (and thanks Jon for following the link).
I’d been suspecting the layoff for quite some time, so while it does suck, I’ve also started to think of it as a great opportunity to do something new.

Reply April 8, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Erin! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for you!


Arnel Ariate April 9, 2013 at 7:19 am

Hi, AB. Thank you for mentioning my article.


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