What in the world have we been doing all week? Being awesome. Also, some other stuff. Scroll on down to check it out
What Am I doing?
We finished the patio! Woohoo! Why no finished pictures yet? Well, we need to finish the pergola over the top still, otherwise it looks half-complete. Hoping to have that done by the end of next week (fingers crossed!) I’ll leave you with a pic we took when halfway done.
I’m now looking at tax classes for my CE credits this year. I have a two-day class in October and a two-day one in December. Excited to start my third tax season next year. You will definitely see some awesome tax tips posts during that time.
These awesome blogs included me in their carnivals this week:
Aaron Hung included me in Carnival of Moneypros
All Things Finance included me in iTunes Giveaway and Sunday’s Special Links
Wealth Artisan included me in Masses vs Great Design and a Round Up – Wealth Artisan
Canadian Personal Finance included me in Canadian Personal Finance Happy Hour – 9th Edition – Dog Days of Summer! | Canadian Personal Finance
There are other, very cool blogs who have been generous enough to mention iHeartBudgets on their sites. Here’s a list of them and the articles I was mentioned in:
Thanks for the love, glad you enjoy reading my junk!
What’ I’ve Been Reading:
Check out some of the coolest blogs on the interwebz!
Modest Money did all the hard work for us a put together a great write up to compare the best credit card offers. I actually got the AMEX prepaid. We load it with our food budget ($300), so we know how much is left after each purchase.
Add Vodka shares their plans for Home Buying: What We Want. I remember buying a home like it was yesterday. An exciting place to be!
See Debt Run talks about 4 Great Uses for a Savings Account. I like the one about teaching your kids about money. Excited to teach our little one.
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff shares with us their Build a Home Series – Windows, Issues Updates, and 2nd Inspection. The house is really coming along.
Money, Life and More shows us How to Write a Check. Kinda sad that some people have never done this. I guess I’m getting old!
Making Sense of Cents asks Money or Passion? Which do you follow?
Canadian Budget Binder has a super detailed Back to School Student Budget For College or University. You know how much I love budgets!
Club Thrifty writes about The Value of Taking a Vacation. I love a good vacation!
Work Save Live discusses How We Create an Irregular Income Budget. Great for those who are commission-based or self employed!
The College Investor asks Do You Make These 6 Investing Mistakes?. I make a few of them.
Bog Of Debt shows us her Spending Recap 8/6-8/12. I like the idea of tracking “no spend days.” I’m probably close to 0… :\
Money Counselor goes on a rant in 10 Things I Don’t Get. I love this.
Thirty Six Months gives us her BlogHer 12 NYC recap. Sounds like a great event. But I’m a guy, so I don’t think I’d fit in…
Budget Blonde asks us if she should Pay Off Cards Or Save For An Emergency? I say credit cards this time. Just look at her timeline and you’ll see why.
Budget Friday: I hope everyone is excited, because I just got a submission from Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. I will be posting her budget with my modifications next week! Stay tuned!!!