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?
Well, my wife surprised me and took us to a rad hotel (do people still say rad?) We got to kick it celebrity-style for a night and enjoyed downtown life in the sun. What an awesome surprise for our 4-year anniversary. I’m wondering if I need to up the ante next year…hmmm…
We also are chuggin’ along on our patio (STILL!). We’re hoping to have it mostly done by the end of this weekend (fingers crossed) and to start putting up the pergola. Don’t worry, I’ll have pictures soon.
Car Accident Update:
Well, they sent me a check for the damages, but they forgot a digit, so they “accidently” shorted me over $1,300! I’ve been writing about billing mistakes this week, so I bet they read my posts and figured they would throw another one at me. SHEESH! I wonder if I’m just unlucky? I called them and sorted it out, but seriously, what’s up with that?!
Ok, on to the good stuff:
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:
Money Counselor linked to me in Tweets and Mentions on the Web—Week Ending 04 August 2012 .
Thanks for the love, glad you enjoy reading my junk!
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What’ I’ve Been Reading:
Check out some of the coolest blogs on the interwebz!
Modest Money tells us about Effectively Using Keywords On Your Blog – Part 2. The point of a blog is to have readers, so this is EXTREMELY useful stuff!
Add Vodka talks about Saving on Road Trips. Fast food will get you every time!
Money, Life and More talks about The History of Daphne the Dog – Pets are EXPENSIVE! Cute dog!
Club Thrifty writes about Buying a House vs. Renting: What’s the Right Call?. Good read!
Work Save Live discusses High Cholesterol – The China Study Diet & Fitness Challenge.
The College Investor has a new team and wrote about it in Get To Know The College Investor Team. Great team, IMO.
See Debt Run is Budgeting Down In the Weeds Dave Ramsey style. That’s my kind of budgeting!
Bog Of Debt does something daring and posts her Potential Wedding Budget. Thoughts?
Money Counselor has a great post asking Why Overpay for Everything? It’s sarcasm, btw.
Budget Blonde is a new blog I’ve been reading, and she posted a great comparison last week about What Olympic Gymnastics And Budgeting Have In Common. I think budgets are definitely something you have to exercise and improve over the long run, and this is a great metaphor for them.