My Week In Review
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to your weekend. In New York, I am sitting here working on this blog and watching snow fall, AGAIN. I am usually a big fan of the winter, but I already feel “over” this one. Anyway, this week I was focused on credit on my blog, and an amazing thing happened! During three client meetings, I literally pulled up my blog to illustrate and educate my clients on credit, so that made me psyched that my blog was relevant to them. I started the week with the song, Royals by Lorde. It serves as a great reminder to not get yourself in credit card trouble just to try to live a high end life like someone else. Then I shared an infographic with a breakdown of your credit. On Thursday, I illustrated the benefits of good credit. And on Friday I continued my two weekly series sharing a new recipe for 4 under $15 and my Top Ten favorite movies about money.
What I enjoyed this week
- Girl Meets Debt raised the question of whether you should pay off debt or save for retirement. Just as she shares the ongoing debate over team Brit-Brit and team X-tina, I am sure there will never be an answer for this since it is a personal choice, but it was a great conversation!
- Holly at Club Thrifty shared her not so secret life as a credit card churner. I was personally fascinated by this strategy as I have often wondered about trying it, but feared it would get too confusing for me. I am totally impressed by her results, though!
- Cat at Budget Blonde shared her 4th year in review. As someone who just started following her, I really loved getting the “quick” update on her life and get to know her better.
- Laurie from Frugal Farmer guest posted on Frugal Rules about a desperate measures budget. I love the concept of this, and I also love the idea of implementing and trying this out before you actually need to live it.
- Matt at Mom and Dad Money asked the question about how much life insurance you need. I am actually going to focus on life insurance this week on my blog, so I enjoyed reading his thoughts.
- David at Young Adult Money shared a new (to me) way to save money through Chippmunk. I ALWAYS love learning new tips on saving money.
- Grayson at Debt Round Up provided a great review on Walmart Family mobile. Again, I always love thoughts and ideas on how to save money.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, especially if you have Monday as a holiday. I lost a wonderful friend suddenly this week who was only 40 with two young daughters. In honor of his life and death next week I will be focusing on making sure you are financially prepared for a surprise death. It is not a “fun” topic, but I see too many people unprepared for life surprises and there is nothing worse than that.