Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #31

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #31


Thanks for all the fish! Uhh...I mean...help!

Thanks for all the fish! Uhh…I mean…help!

Thanks For All The Help

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been having some friends help me out on this site while I pull 60+ hour weeks during tax season. I am EXTREMELY grateful other people are willing to step in and write up some very helpful and informative articles for the readers of iHeartBudgets! I’ll try to brain dump at least one article a week if possible, especially since I’ll be working with a lot of different people with different philosophies of making money, managing money, spending money, and saving money.

If you missed them, here are the guest posts written by fellow blogger friends:

Three Financial Tips for College Graduatesby Jason from Work Save Live

Ways to Make Money at Homeby Jeff from Good Financial Cents

Seriously, thanks for all the help! And I look forward to some more great article in the coming months!

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Another awesome cash giveaway going on. If you haven’t entered, just check out the post and join. Combine the winnings with your tax return and you could do something SUPER awesome, like take your sweetheart out to a Red Lobster! WOOOHOOOO!

Join The Fun

Here’s your weekly chance to subscribe to iHeartBudgets by email. You can also subscribe via RSS, follow me on Twitter, or “like” me on Facebook! SO MANY WAYS TO STALK ME! I’ll make sure to keep the content fresh, informative, educational, and entertaining!

What Am I doing?

I don’t even know. Seriously, I think back, and I have no idea what I did this week. I know I did quite a few tax returns, played with my kid, hung out with my sweetie for V-day….and probably some other stuff. Bleh. Things are a bit blurry, but I’m in high spirits. I am enjoying the tax season challenge this year, and am trying to keep a positive attitude about it. Seems to be working so far.

Our home office furniture is all painted and ready to go. We should be moving it up there next week and be ready to install the desk counter and organize everything. Hopefully. I’m pretty excited to have my office back, and am hoping to set up my camera for some video blogging after tax season, so that’ll be pretty flippin’ sweet. Now all I need is a Canon T2i or T3i camera to swap with my T3. Anyone want to trade?

Also, Michelle is out of town for a girls weekend, and Grandma is watching our little man, so I’ll (hopefully) be super productive this weekend. We’ll see how that turns out. I’ve got plenty to catch up on, and am hoping to start planning out my next budgeting series for the Spring. I’ve also got another Budget Friday post coming up in the next few weeks, pretty excited about that!

How was YOUR week?


There are other, very cool blogs who have been generous enough to mention iHeartBudgets on their sites.  Anyone else who loves me as much as these people do, feel free to mention me as well to join the elite list below!


Prairie Eco-Thrifter mentioned me in Friday Links – Exhausted Edition

Canadian Budget Binder mentioned me in Mr.CBB’s Personal Finance Reading List #7 Air Fare Wars~ Air Canada Price Guarantee! & The Saturday Weekend Review #7~ Return Fraud Costs Big Bucks!

The Amateur Financer mentioned me in Weekly Round-Up: Getting Caught Up Just Gets Harder and Harder

Finance Fox mentioned me in Finance Fox Weekend Recap: Imaginary Facebook Friends Edition!

Frugal Rules mentioned me in Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, More of the Same Edition & Shout Out Saturday #5

Work Save Live mentioned me in Personal Finance Week in Review #51

Money Life and More mentioned me in Personal Finance Round Up, Mentions and Carnivals #43

Woohoo! Thanks for sharing my junk!

What’ I’ve Been Reading:

Every week, I do some reading on the web. I come across articles that are entertaining, educational, or just plain awesome. I think the readers of iHeartBudgets will enjoy these articles as well.

*NEW BLOG* Expanding Money – $100 000 before the age of 21

Modest MoneyImaginative Ways to Make Extra Money

Work Save Live – 4 Must Follow Tips for First Home Buyers

Prairie Eco-Thrifter – The Greener Option: Natural Beauty Products vs. Synthetic

The Amateur Financier – Book Review – Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes

Plunged In Debt – My Biggest Money Mistake, Ever.

Canadian Budget BinderDumpster Diving~The Top 5 Rules For Finding The Good Free Stuff!

See Debt Run – Financial Lessons To Learn After College

Frugal RulesA Reason to Refinance – Cash for an Investment Property

Student Debt SurvivorBig Beer Companies Paid Me $350 Last Year

Tackling Our Debt – Fitness On The Cheap – Working Out At Home

Add Vodka – Strange Claims for Strange Times

Money, Life and More – Why We Decided Against Buying a Beach Front Condo

Making Sense of Cents – How to Know if You’re a Minimalist

L Bee and the Money Tree – When Does Personal Finance Stop Being Personal and Start Being Stupid?

Average Joe’s Money Blog – The Power of Big Fat Audacious Goals

Thirty Six Months – London’s Best Cheap Eats

Gen Y Finance – Friday Rant – House Hunters

Saving Advice13 Ways to Prepare for a Layoff

Finance Fox – Things to Know Before You File For Bankruptcy

Eyes On The Dollar – My Lack of Attention Cost Me Money in Fees!

Young Adult Money – Dave Ramsey’s Seven Baby Steps

Club Thrifty – Why Your Money Won’t Grow Under Your Mattress

Budgets Are Sexy – 4 Tricks to Save More, Spend Less, and Pay Off Debt

Debt Roundup – Budget Fail: A Best Man and A Bachelor Party

Phew! So much awesome reading! Have a great rest of the weekend! :)


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  1. Thanks so much for mentioning me. This week has been a bit of a blur for me too, between Valentine’s day and work and my class, I feel like my head’s spinning a little bit. Good luck on the productive weekend!
    KK @ Student Debt Survivor recently posted..Big Beer Companies Paid Me $350 Last YearMy Profile

  2. Hmm all alone I wonder what trouble you’re going to get into mate ha! Sounds like you’ve been keeping busy but that’s a good thing. Looking forward to that budget Friday post, I think it’s great. Cheers mate..and enjoy your time alone!
    Canadianbudgetbinder recently posted..Becoming a Single Homeowner – Part 1 “The Plan”My Profile

  3. Thanks for the mention! Do you work for one of those national tax firms, yourself, or a local CPA? I’m guessing the first but I was curious.
    Lance @ Money Life and More recently posted..Personal Finance Round Up, Mentions and Carnivals #43My Profile

  4. Thanks for the mention! Hope you have a productive and fun weekend :)
    Michelle recently posted..Saturday is here yet again…My Profile

  5. I always appreciate the inclusion. It sounds like you have been super busy and I know the feeling. Work has been crazy lately and the baby is keeping me busy at home. What a way to keep the new year going!
    Grayson @ Debt Roundup recently posted..Weekly Personal Finance Blog RoundUp – Some Changes ComingMy Profile

  6. Thanks for the mention bud.
    Even though this week was busy, I’m glad it’s a long weekend here in Canada. One of my fave past time activities is sleeping in on Monday am on a long weekend :)
    Eddie recently posted..Things to Know Before You File For BankruptcyMy Profile

  7. Thanks for including me. Hope you get to at least sleep in a bit this weekend.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #26-Germs Go AwayMy Profile

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