The Friday Feast ~ the 12th of February

Published February 12, 2016   Posted in Friday Feast

The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s if you’re lucky.

Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.

In this episode of Friday Feast: From Frugal To Free, Blonde On A Budget, A Wealth of Common Sense, My Own Advisor, Freedom Thirty-Five Blog, Debt Roundup, Wallet Hacks, 1500 Days, Debt Discipline and Our Next Life.


Wow, another Friday already! I’m spending the weekend here at home alone with the dogs as the wife is away on business. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80s – sounds like an opportunity to work on my vitamin D stores!

Another great week in the personal finance community.  Enough with the chatter – let’s get right to the blogs!

To start things off, check out my guest post over on From Frugal To Free where I reveal my devastatingly straightforward thoughts about frugality and taking full control over our money.

Also, don’t miss Cait from Blonde On A Budget, who wrote an inspiring article about life. “Our time on this planet is far too short to let debt control your life”. Amen!

Next, A Wealth of Common Sense reminds us of the importance of buying low and selling high in the stock market, not the other way around. The S&P is down more than 12% since its high last year. Are you buying?

My favorite post of the week

My favorite post this week comes from My Own Advisor, who wrote this week about the top secrets to actually getting things done. It has a lot to do with working smart rather than working hard.

For example, Mark writes “You can find your most productive hours by paying closer attention to your habits – a little self-assessment might be helpful.” Finding the right hours to achieve maximum productivity is a huge factor in getting things done, and done right – yeah, the first time!

And procrastination? That might not be a bad thing after all.

More from the personal finance community

Freedom Thirty-Five Blog asks an interesting question – “Have homeowners completely lost their noodles in this city?”

Grayson from Debt Roundup writes about how to completely sever your relationship with cable/satellite but still watch television.

Finally, check out Jim’s excellent blog post on Wallet Hacks about getting the most out of Amazon and Amazon Prime.

Honorable mentions: 1500 Days told us a story about childhood plightDebt Discipline discussed how he survived a layoff, and lastly, Our Next Life talked about how January happened.

Photo of the week

This chilling mountain lion was checking out all the tasty visitors at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum last weekend. Beautiful cat!

A mountain lion at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum outside of Tucson, AZ

Coming up in the week ahead on ThinkSaveRetire: On Monday I’m going to curse a lot by talking about how much happiness in life is wrapped up in just not giving a shit. Then on Wednesday I will discuss some of the techniques that I use to break through writer’s block and keep the articles on this blog a-flowin’!

Thanks for reading, and cheers to another financially productive week ahead!

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16 responses to “The Friday Feast ~ the 12th of February”

  1. Sabbaticalia says:

    Good photo of that cat. My own caption: “Bored. Bored. Bored bored bored bored bored.”

  2. Jim Wang says:

    Thanks for the love!

  3. Did you say temps in the 80s? Its expected to be a low of 0 here this weekend. Looks like I’ll be staying in and catching up on some reading. Thanks for including my post. Have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for the suggestions. I’m off to read some of these.

  5. Kara says:

    Thanks for the share and for your straightforward thoughts! Keeping it simple and getting stuff done. 😉

  6. Liquid says:

    Thanks for the mention, Steve. Great round up. Man, that mountain lion is more photogenic than I’ll ever be, lol. Looking forward to your post on Monday. I believe apathy, especially for things we can’t control, will lead to more happiness and less stress in life. 🙂

    • Steve says:

      That was one beautiful mountain lion. I only wish that I had a longer lens to photograph with. Apathy is pretty darn close to what I’ll be talking about…I chose to use one or two more obscenities, though, in the process. 😉

  7. Great post recaps. I am still in the process of cutting the cable out, but it is more difficult to get the SO to agree.

  8. Thanks for the shoutout, Steve! Off to check out your feature on Kara’s blog — we’ll be up there next week! 🙂

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