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It seems like I have a story every Sunday now about what dumb thing I did boating the day before. Yesterday we spend 6+ hours on the lake, luckily I was liberal with the sunscreen and I didn’t get burnt. Unluckily I thought I was a professional wakeboarder and took a nasty spill on the water and either bruised/cracked a rib or seriously pulled a muscle. So I didn’t get much sleep last night and am a little off because it hurts. But either way here are some articles I liked this week along with some contests you should check out.

The sites:

The Weakonomist covered a great topic in discussing How Credit Card Companies Make Money

My Life ROI asked the Question is Suze Orman Not Equipped to Educate Us which resulted in a large comment discussion.

Your Money Relationship has a great list of 14 Things to Avoid Saying in an Interview

Finally check out the article Don’t Fear the Reaper, plan now over at Centsiblelife.

The Contests:

I chose a winner for my contest to win a copy of An American Hedge Fund, the lucky Winner David will be e-mailed to get his info to send the book to.

The Weakonomist is running a contest to win the book “Biography of a Dollar”

Single Guy Money is giving away some gas cards.

Improve the Quality is giving away a $25 Gift Card for Amazon.

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Every Sunday I try to highlight 4 or 5 articles from around the blogosphere which I found particularly insightful. This week I want to highlight some of the bloggers who have hit mainstream media this week, as well as some of the newer bloggers who are getting interviewed on other blogs.

Jim with Bargaineering was on ABC News talking about Credit Reports. It is pretty cool to see bloggers making it into mainstream media like this. Maybe one day I will make it to the big time.

Get Rich Slowly was mentioned in the Wall Street Journal along with Jim from Bargaineering. I can barely get a link from another blog, these guys are PFblog superstars.

The Weakonomist was interviewed by Manshu at and Clare at Money Energy this week. Check them both out to get some insight into the inner working of this mystery blogger.

Baker from Man Vs. Debt was interviewed this week by Green Panda Treehouse. If you haven’t noticed Baker has managed to do what few bloggers can. He has exploded onto the personal finance scene with a vengeance. Read this interview to find out a little more about him.

I am truly honored that Suburban Dollar was included as one of the Top 10 Up and Coming Personal Finance Blogs according to Nickel and Check out the list and make sure you check out each of these great blogs.

Don’t forget we are giving away another book. This week we are giving away “An American Hedge Fund” by Timothy Sykes. There are three ways to enter so stop by and get your entries in today.

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Every Sunday I highlight four or five articles I found particularly useful or insightful. My theme is Sunburns and contests since I was able to finally fix my boat and hit the lake yesterday and even though I layed the sunscreen on thick I still got a little burnt.


Matt over at Steadfast Finances talks about kids and teenagers making millions with Facebook and Myspace

Wojciech talks about how to make Brown-Bagging Efficient and Fun.

The Weakonomist talks about Jon and Kate Gosslin, you know those people with 8 kids, not the octomom.

Ever wonder how to Save Money on Your Commute? Saving for Serenity has you covered.

CNN has a tool to help you understand your financial health. Matt at Financial Methods played with it and let us know what he thought.

Laura at FCN has some great Tips of Making Major Purchases.



Congratulations to Vivian Deliz Winner of my contest for a copy of Wisebread’s 10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget.

Christian PF is 2 Years old and they are giving away a Wii and an iPod.

Pennywise family is giving away $100 in cold hard cash, check it out to see how to enter.

Flexo with Consumerism Commentary is giving away a $50 gift card to Amazon or iTunes, signup for his newsletter to learn how to enter.

If you give a friend the Skinny on Stretchy Dollar then you can be entered to win one of two “Skinny On” books.

I won two contests this week, one at Bible Money Matters, and one at Saving for Home. Look for my reviews of these books in the coming weeks along with a chance to win them off of me.

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Sunday’ Sites – Contests and Crashes Edition

May 24, 2009

Every Sunday I highlight four or five articles from across the interwebs which I felt were particularly insightful. This week I wanted to highlight some contests as well as some killer articles. One of this weeks articles actually brought down a server! I never thought I would say it but I would be super happy […]

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Sunday’s Sites – Back From Vacation Edition

May 17, 2009

We got back from Disney World yesterday, now I think I need a vacation from my vacation. I have been sorting through email, RSS feeds, and comments (all three of them). I am sorry for the short week on posts but I had left my charger at home and my netbook has the battery life […]

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