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Money Cache 2011 Feb 20: Cloud Busting

Weekly Thoughts:

Another tough week (sickness and work overload), I’ve slipped on both my goals and my blogging activity.  One of my favorite hobbies is to read other bloggers practically daily, but this week I barely was able to visit everybody that I ready daily once.  I can honestly say that it made me a bit sad.

Next week, the clouds should part letting a bit of light into my previously blah picture!  Tuesday, should be my last great effort at work on our current problem (knock on wood), and already I’m starting to get over my head pounding cold!

My Favorite Reads of the Week:

Financial Samurai: Why Not Work Overseas, Make More And Pay Less Taxes! – What an incredible article by guest Sunil @  Extra Money Blog!  Reading this article is like sitting in a pitch black room, and then someone yells through a door, “Why don’t you turn on the light”…  Read this, you won’t regret it!

Budgeting in the Fun StuffOur Extra Money – Interesting peek into the way BFS split up her money!  It’s interesting to see how others do such splits!  Looks good to me…

Barbara FriedbergACCOMPLISH MORE BY DOING LESS – I’m guilty of trying to bite too much as once and falling into this trap.  Barb offers a wonderful solution!

Invest It Wisely:  10 Innovative Ways You Can Invest in Real Estate – Great article on ways to invest in Real Estate.

Everyday Tips & Thoughts7 Tips For Salespeople – If you are a Sales person, this is a great article for you to read!  This is exactly how shopper like us think!

Money ConeDid You Beat The Market, Mr. Investor? – Great analysis of some critical stock measures when you trade in the stock market

Watson, Inc:  What Keeps You On Track Financially? – Another great analysis that make you think about your finances.  I’ve learned that practically everything Shawn writes is good.  I’m sure you’ll find this is the case with this article too.

101 CentavosCentavos Model Portfolio Update – February 16th, 2011 – I like this update for the razor focus that 101 has on this area of investing.  You won’t see these stocks on CNBC (usually).  It appears he has made out quite well in that particular area of investing!

First Gen AmericanBabci is the 7th Born – This is a great story about Babci in Poland, and being the 7th born.  In many way, Babci reminds me of my grandmother.

The Ultimate JuggleWhy I Love My Job – Sometimes a great work environment full of joking and cleverness makes the difference between hating a job and loving a job!  Read this entertaining story about the “Printer Fairy”, lol.

Free Money FinanceDo You Have an Embarrassing Work Story? – I really enjoy reading some of the comments to this post!

My Favorite Post from MoneyReasons.com for the Week:

While my cold didn’t bring out the best in any of my work this week, I did enjoy Frugal Ways to Save on Shower Costs.  I always wondered how much it cost to take a shower at home, and now I know!

Closing Thoughts:

Sometimes you just have to run hard to shake off the stuff that’s slowing you down.  So that is what I plan to do about the small obstacles that keep getting in my way!  Next week should be a power week for me!

After reading so many great post from the bloggers above, I would like to make an additional point, a bonus to the posts above if you will.  Within each great post, many comments left by the readers are fabulous reads too!  I enjoyed the reader’s comments about on The Financial Samurai’s post almost as much as I enjoyed the guest post from Sunil!

-MR

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12 Responses to Money Cache 2011 Feb 20: Cloud Busting

  1. I have to agree. The comments left are just phenomenal. That’s where you have the space to delve into specifics, explore opinions, get feedback, and even ideas for revisions.

    I LOVE COMMENTS! Thanks for the Link.

  2. I hope you feel better 🙂 Spring is in the air and the dark, short days, are over!

    I enjoy reading comments too (unless they are trolling comments) and really enjoy the dialogue that follows the post.