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MoneyReasons Weekly Cache 2010, Feb 07

Weekly Cache – 2010, Feb 07

Random Thoughts:

Some people are much luckier than others, I can’t explain it but they are.

Like my friend’s sister who won a house, even to this day I’m still shocked (and jealous, but happy for her) over that one.  I’m one of the slightly unlucky ones, but I know that and have learned to adjust to my type of luck.  It’s almost like it’s a scale…  So to describe my luck, I think that I’m lucky 45% of the time, and unlucky 55% of the time. 

Note the following change, I’ve decided to post every other day or so This will give me more time to experiment and read other blogs (which I’ve been doing for years, and is one of my favorite pasttimes).  If you don’t think this is a good idea, please email me at [at] gmail [dot] com.

My Favorite Top 3 PF Blogger Posts For The Week:

PF Blogger’s Three Interesting Club To Join (or at least check out):

  •‘s post  “Creating Powerful Friends: Samurai’s Alexa Ranking Challenge” – The Financial Shogun Samurai’s club is the one to beat for the ultimate in self-improvement.  By issuing this noble challenge, the financial samurai is encouraging self improvement in the blog world.  Read his post for more information.  (Sam is using the sword instead of carrots as motivators in this challenge ;)). has been tracking the progress of the members that are in this club at: “samurai-alexa-ranking-challenge“.
  •‘s post  “Millionaire Club – J.Money’s club is for aspiring millionaire’s!  Each member states a pledge that they will use to accomplish there goal.  Sounds like a great idea, and the millionaire club badges is awesome (yes I’m thinking about joining)…
  •‘s post  “My Honey, My Money” – Okay, this is really a club.  It’s a series that WellHeeled has created that takes articles written by others about stories that they want share about money & relationships.  She already has some decent sized blog author’s lined up to submit their stories.  Should be a great read!!!

My Favorite Post From MoneyReasons This Week:

  • My favorite post this week is “My Close Friend Won A House” which is a story about my best friend’s Sister (she’s a close friend of mine too) and how she literally won a brand new house (really a townhouse).

Status on other thing’s I’m involved in:

  • I graded my work self (only 2.88 or C+ average).  I got to improve this!
  • My stock pick in the “The Samurai Fundis doing a little better, but nothing to blog about (yet ;))
  • It turns out my son just had a regular cold, no pink eye (whew)
  • You might think I’ve turned pessimistic for the year, but I haven’t!  Hopefully it gets better from here on out.

 Goal #1: 2010 Resolution #1, Losing Weight While Saving Money

 Date Weight/lbs. Loss/Gain 
 02/07/10 231  1 
 Total Loss for the Month:1 

As for my other goals (#2,#3)

  • Not much happening here, I’ve been focusing on my work settings, I’ve graded myself and really going thru my folders organizing everything.  My sister is going to have her baby any day now, next week is going to be hectic…


8 Responses to MoneyReasons Weekly Cache 2010, Feb 07

  1. I’m not sure how I feel about it. In the short term, you will get more readers. In the long term? I’m not so sure. We’ll see how it works for both of us. I’m going to be reducing the number posts, too!

  2. Thanks for compiling the list Dan! It’ll still be a fun experiment, even if we do drop a bit later. I personally think we’ll retain a least a few new readers. I wish I knew how to increase my google pagerank number that would help much more than the alexa ranking.

    Posting daily, while fun, isn’t worth it for my site… I just don’t have that many visitors yet. I wanted to save my last post about my friend that won a free house until I had more visitors.

    Oh well, best of luck to you friend 🙂

    Thanks again!

  3. Gosh must be nice winning a freaking brand new house! lol. Perhaps one day 🙂

    I definitely don’t think it’s necessary to post every day. 3-4 times a week is more than enough, so you can use the other 3-4 days a week to relax, and read other folks stuff.

    Have you ever thought about installing a Tweetmeme/retweet button? It allows folks to share your info easier. There’s a “share anything plugin” i believe which has a lot of sharing options.

    If i’m not mistaken Monstanto is on Fortune or Forbes as the company of the year! You can check it out and let us know why. 🙂

    Have a good one Don!


  4. @Sam
    I never tried to win anything as big as a house! I’m still amazed that she won the it! I went over once, and it’s small but very nice (a little over 1200 square feet), and it’s in one of the richer areas of the city she lives in…

    Thanks for stopping by with the great suggestion. I’ll definitely look into the tweetmeme/retweet option! I really need to overhaul my entire site, it needs a makeover 🙂

  5. I’ve been thinking about joining J.Money’s Millionaire’s club as well. Maybe we should make the jump together, Don?

  6. @Jane
    Yeah, I’m just trying to figure out how I want to go about it and what I want to track.

    But sure, let’s join! 🙂

  7. Would you like to contribute to the My Honey, My Money series? I’d love to have it! Your stay-at-home-mom post was really interesting to read, and I bet your guest post would be too.