Stories That Rocked My Week #7

23 May

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I love a good three-day weekend and look forward to a little backyard barbecuing with the fam. I’d also like to send a much-needed shout-out to all U.S. active, retired, reservist and veteran military — you brave men and women have my sincerest gratitude today and everyday for your service and sacrifice. Thank you!

Photo by Timo Kohlenberg via Flickr

Photo by Timo Kohlenberg via Flickr

 

Now, onto the shameless plugs…

6 Tips for Navigating Memorial Day Deals. Just in time for the big shopping weekend, I wrote my first guest post for The Dime Colorado, an awesome personal finance site with a hometown twist.

Budget Gifts for Mom: A Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide. I love finding fun gifts for my mom, so writing this post picked up by GoGirl Finance was a total blast!

…and without further ado, these rockin’ posts!

Michelle at Making Sense of Cents gets a virtual fist-pump for “Las Vegas Recap: My Most Frugal Trip Ever.” She rocked Sin City for less than $300 and treated her friends to heavily discounted plane tickets. Props, Michelle!

I should dedicate a section of my roundups to Erin at Broke Millennial since I seem to read everything she pens. I stumbled upon “How Staying in Shape Directly Impacts Your Wallet” at TaxACT and couldn’t agree more with her savvy points (as always).

I respect Kathleen at Frugal Portland‘s shared addiction to quality coffee, which is why I enjoyed reading “Conscious Spending: Morning Coffee Ritual” while sipping on my morning cup of Sumatra. I also relate to liking/buying/owning pretty, tasty and otherwise expensive things while still practicing a frugal lifestyle.

I LOVED “It’s a Marathon, Not a Race. Namaste.” from Debt Free Guys the moment I read the headline. It combines my two fitness faves: yoga and running. The moral of the post is an important one that not only applies to finances and debt but also to other goals and aspirations in life. Well done, gents.

I’m a sucker for any article offering ways to eat healthy, so “Eating Healthy on a Slim Budget” from April at Get Rich Slowly was an obvious read. I appreciate that her tips go beyond “use coupons” and “shop in season,” and can relate to spending a good chunk of my money on good-for-you food.

I love me some Club Thrifty, and Holly’s post “How to Deal with Online Criticism” offers great perspective on the ugly side of blogging. Her “I am who I am, bring it” attitude really shines in this post and serves as an inspiration for the more squeamish writers like me, who recede into the darkness of shame when criticized.

4 Responses to “Stories That Rocked My Week #7”

  1. Michelle May 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    Thanks so much for the mention! :)

    • Kendal May 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

      You bet! Have a great weekend, Michelle.

  2. Broke Millennial May 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Thanks for including me! And what a huge compliment too. :)

    • Kendal May 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

      My pleasure! :)