End of Augusts Friday Link Love

Dear Friday,

I just want to take the time to say thank you for coming but I’d love it if you came earlier, k? I know we’ve had this conversation before but you still haven’t made any changes.  Thanks!

Love, me

It’s just been one of those never ending weeks.  It doesn’t help that at work we had 6 weeks to do a project and it was abruptly lowered to 6 days.  So fun.   This weekend though should make up for it as long as the town festival goes on.  We’ve saved up in order to go—greasy vendor food, crafts, a library book sale (all books only $.50 which is awesome) and a car show.  I think there is some other stuff going on but that’s the highlights. I’ve been looking forward to this for a few months.  It’s the one time I’ve given myself a option to buy books that aren’t on my list as long as I know I’ll read and re-read them.

With the issue of the being insane at work, my link love is a little short this week.  Just know that I haven’t read everything but I’m going to try to get caught up over the weekend and should be on track again by next Friday.

Daisy at Prairie Eco-Thrifter  wrote a post on some frugal dating ideas.  I love playing board games—in a group or just with my fiancé.

Edward Antrobus picks up spare pennies too! I’m always glad to hear of another person who does this.

Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun stuff has a well deserved rant about how she doesn’t feel guilty on how she spends her money.  I’m so glad she banned the horrid woman from her house!

TB @ Blue Collar Workman also has rant about people taking advantage of him.  I’d set a deadline and have them move the stuff out of my garage or I’d start selling it.

Jeremy at Modest Money had another post for blogging tips.  This time it’s about the importance of commenting on other people’s blogs.

Budget and Beach is looking at the bright side of things. Finding the positive side of things might be hard sometimes but it’s well worth it.

And make sure to go check out the guest post that Mr. CBB let me write for him! Thanks again!!!

Any awesome plans for this weekend?


Friday link lovin’

Another busy weekend seems to be looming. I’m planning on cleaning for a baby shower next weekend (yay!) and training for the 5k.  I might even get to play in the pool–of course, I’m going to have to go pick up more sunblock. And I “train” in the pool too! Or that’s my story anways.

Have a great weekend and I hope you enjoy (some of) the posts I really enjoyed this past week:

Daisy @ When Life Gives You Lemons always does stellar work and I really loved this post about whether bloggers are writers.  What do you think?

Newlyweds on a Budget ran her first half-marathon ever. I will eventually be up to doing that!

Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses writes about the weirdest google searches that she’s gotten.

Fi Fighter is new to the Yakezie Challenge so make sure you stop by to check out the site!

Frugal Portland did her May check in and her numbers are looking amazing.

Earth and Money posted about how not to make a financial decision and referenced one of my favorite TV shows!

Christopher @ This That and The MBA asks when the padding of a resume becomes lying –what do you think?

Erin @ The Dog Ate My Wallet wrote a inspiring and moving post that had nothing really to do with finance but needed to be shared.

Andrea @ So Over Debt reminds us all to not spend money before you have it.  I was extremely guilty of this in the past.

Vanessa @ Random Thoughts & Acronyms wrote about her bad luck with even numbered years.

I Heart Budgets gives some good tips to those starting up a budget (and a reminder for those with a budget)

New to Yakezie as well is Money Life and More—be sure to stop by.

Erika @ Shopping to Saving didn’t take no as her answer and gives tips for others.

J$ shares an awesome site to check your credit score for free!

Cait blogs about how people are funny about money (can’t wait for the second part!)


May’s First Link Love

You know how I said last weekend I was going to update my blog roll? I didn’t.  I’m not going to say I will this weekend.  It’s supposed to be 90 degrees and I’m planning on hitting the swimming pool to do my #pfworkout (are you using the hash tag on twitter? If not, join in! It’s been so motivating) in style.  Okay maybe not very stylish as I have a top of one bathing suit and the bottoms of a different suit and they don’t match at all.  But they are both relatively new and I don’t want to spend my personal money on a “matching” suit especially when not a whole lot of people are going to be seeing me in it.

Back to my point though.  I will try to update as I have been reading nifty blogs for awhile and haven’t updated it in a month or two…or three.  Enjoy your weekend and check out the below links for some awesome reading:

New to Yakezie Challenge: Call Me What You Want Even Cheap 

Jana @ Daily Money Shot is going to have a No Spend May.

Cait @ Blonde on a Budget explains why she needs to go bold.   If you can, she is accepting donations as well!

Alice @ Don’t Debt shares some pretty good news!  (I hope she doesn’t have to pay interest but there hasn’t been an update yet!)

New Blog: i Heart Budgets  I’m excited to read more from him! And hopefully soon he’ll join the Yakezie Challenge.

Daisy @ When Life Gives you Lemons wrote an excellent post about  how running a blog being like a running a business

TeacHer Finance reminds us all that if you aren’t satisfied with what you bought, return it!

Fabulously Fru-girl finds budgeting therapeutic too!

B from Below Her Means wrote a beautiful and moving post.

Shawanda Greene tells us 40 things about herself.  Check it out if you haven’t!


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