Friday Finance Followers – Who Needs Sleep Edition

So I guess sleep is optional right? Lately I have been running on caffeine and will power. I am trying to get a little bit of a side business running doing some web development and thesis customization. If you are a Facebook friend you have seen my fan page invite. I haven’t really made a formal announcement on my blog as I want to try to focus on local business. If you are looking for some help with Thesis or WordPress or want a custom site design check out my new venture Suburban Media. I would love feedback on the site too, just drop me a line if there is something you think is off.

Here are the links for the week:

@EnemyofDebt Introduced his March 2010 Manage Your Money Challenge. This challenge features the budgeting application PocketSmith and includes some pretty gravy prizes. Stop by and enter the challenge and checkout PocketSmith.

@MJTM asks why everyone hates on financial planners. I don’t think everyone hates on financial planners. I don’t know very many of them but there is certainly a time and place for everything. If I had a moderate to decent amount of money manage I would certainly be looking for professional advice.

@Matt_SF lists out the fastest ways to go broke. I agree with most of these but my children aren’t making me go broke, I have less money but more joy. It is one of those trade-offs you have to be willing to make. Same thing with divorce, is it really worth the drama just to save money?

@FinancialSamura talks about how the government is sexist and no one seems to care. While he certainly makes his point I find it interesting how his examples are not for the average couple. My wife and I don’t make anywhere near $200k combined so I find it hard to relate to the examples. It is a good point though and one I have seen made elsewhere.

@FiscalGeek tells us how to budget like an Olympian. I love how he talks about visualization of a goal. Anytime you want to achieve a specific objective you should visualize what that will look like. When you have that picture you can attack it and hopefully succeed.

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1 Financial Samurai February 26, 2010 at 10:16 am

Thanks Kyle. The point of my article is this: Is it OK to accept sexism, if you are not affected? I think think answer is No, but America votes Yes. $500k/each is just an example. You can use $100k/each per spouse and you will still get hit.

Have a good weekend!

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2 Evan February 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

I am glad you enjoyed the post! Good luck with your design side business. I have seen people do well with that stuff when they get involved in forums that offer help. For instance, the ATA forum (your old theme) has a ton of people asking for help and then donating via paypal. May be an option…but it won’t help with your lack of sleep.

P.S. Where did you get those awesome icons on the media page?

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3 Brad Chaffee February 26, 2010 at 11:44 am

Kyle thanks for mentioning my upcoming Manage Your Money challenge!! I will definitely check out your new venture. I am a Thesis user and would like more customizations to made in order to streamline incoming visits. Thanks for sharing this!

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