Friday Finance Followers – Baby on the Way Edition

Sometime in the next four-five days I am going to be a dad again. My second child is on the way any day and we can’t be anymore excited about it. It has been three years since we had a newborn in the house so I am sure I have lost the touch but I hope it is like riding a bike. My plan right now is to run some guest posts for next week so we can get settled in and adjusted and then get back on the wagon with regular posts again.  I hope you enjoy the posts and don’t miss me too much. Oh and if you follow me on Twitter you will probably know when the baby is born and you may even get a pic.. In other news I became a friend of this week so you will now see my posts in a neato red box on their aggregator. Now on to the five posts I selected from my Twitter faithful:

@Matt_SF with Steadfast Finances had a great list of ten benefits of using a headhunter. Now to be honest I picked this for the picture, seriously though it is a great list and he makes good points for the use of a headhunter. I dont’ know that you would ahve this option in all industries but there are a large amount of hunters out there.

@NealFrankle, the Wealth Pilgrim, had a broken toilet and wrote a great article about his adventure in toilet repair. I personally like to think of myself as a handy guy so I wouldn’t think twice about repairing the toilet. It is good to get the perspective from the other side though.

@MoneyManagement from Blogging for Change ran a piece on the other consumer reporting agency. My wife used to work at a bank so I had heard about ChexSystems before. It is crazy to think that past mistakes, like bouncing checks, could keep you from being able to open up a bank account at another instituition.

@BeatingBroke seems to have got beaten down, but not out, recently when his wife decided to quit her job. This is a great article that shows how money is not the only factor in maintaining a job. Employers who suck are going to lose employees regardless of how much they pay them, hopefully the final chapter of this story turns out prosperous.

@ToughMoneyLove begs the question what lessons have you learned from the great recession? This article explores some of the lessons you can take away from this epic economic downturn. My favorite point of the article is “When it comes to managing the economy, there are no experts.”

That is it for me this week, if you want to be included in next weeks Friday roundup follow me on Twitter and send me a link to your best post of the week on Thursday. See ya next week, well a little bit but I will probably be busy with  the new baby.


1 ctreit August 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

Thanks for these twitter contacts! Now I can follow a few additional tweople in the pf space whom I did not follow already.

2 Beating Broke August 28, 2009 at 11:37 am

Thanks for the inclusion.

As I mentioned in the included post, my wife and I just had our second in March. It’s not quite like riding a bike. There are things that you forget and that get rusty. I think it took me a couple of weeks after we got home from the hospital to really get back into the flow of things. It’s also surprising how used you get to sleeping for more than 4-5 hours at a time. Of course, you only notice that when the new addition doesn’t… 😉

3 sandra August 28, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I don’t do twitter….you will post some pictures on facebook right?? I can’t wait to meet “replacment” Caden!!

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