Friday Round-Up – Longing to be Free Edition



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It’s been a long week with respect to my day job and frankly I’m longing for new adventures charting my own course. I have a variety of ideas in the works and certainly my success here at FiscalGeek has helped bolster that plan. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely thankful for my day job which rewards me well but I can’t squelch that entrepreneurial flow that is anxious to be let loose. I’ll keep you all posted as my ideas start to manifest into realilty but for now they exist largely in my enormous noggin. Enough of that on to the roundup.

New Stuff I’m Looking At


This is a great idea that I wish I had developed it’s kind of a merge between Woot! and a coupon site that allows you to get a great deal daily on service in your town. For instance today’s deal in Seattle is a $50 credit at a local Bistro for only $20. This is a terrific service for both the small business offering the deal and the users looking for a great value. It functions similar to an eBay auction with a reserve price so that the business offering the deal can specify that they’ll only provide the deal if over 50 people buy the deal as an example. Today’s deal had a requirement of 50 people for the deal to be valid and there are currently 150 people who bought it. Very cool. Arguably everyday isn’t something you’d want to purchase but a fantastic site to add to your bookmarks list. Sign up now and tell them FiscalGeek sent you! Okay there’s nobody to tell but definitely something worth checking out, no cost to sign up.

Stuff I participated In

I was the Editor’s Choice at the Money Hacks Carnival for my post on What’s a Good Credit Score? Should you Care?. Woot!

I also participated at The 246th Edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance

Other Goings On around the Personal Finance Blogosphere

Peter presents Ways To Make Extra Money Series: Guide To Diversifying Your Sources Of Income

My Dollar Plan presents 5 More Ways to Earn Some Extra Cash

Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Financial Lessons Learned From Hiking

Ryan presents How to Organize Small Business Finances

Ron presents 101 Common Money Myths

PT from PT Money presents You Need a Budget 3: A Principles-Based, Powerful Budgeting Tool

WellHeeled presents Eat, Pray, Love, and Money

Evolution Of Wealth presents Defining Financial Planning

CJ Bowker presents What Do You Do?

Stay at Home Mom CFO presents Maternity Coverage and Health Insurance Choices

Little House presents Rain Water Collection Ideas

Financial Samurai presents Home Refinancing Tips For A Smarter You

FinEngr presents Maximizing Value, The Opposite of Earn More Spend Less

Craig presents New Credit Card Rules Taking Effect

Austin presents The 5 Books that Changed My Money Life

Jeff Rose, CFP® presents How to pay quarterly income tax payments

Consumer Boomer presents Don’t Miss The IRA Contribution Deadline For 2010

Joe Plemon presents People Are Begging for Financial Help. Five Things You Can Do

Elle presents One Car Family

Jason @ MyMoneyMinute presents Wine On A Budget: Oak Creek

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Craig 2010/03/05 at 12:03 pm

Thanks for the mention!
.-= Craig´s last blog ..The Leader Who Had No Title ““ Book Giveaway =-.

WellHeeledBlog 2010/03/05 at 1:42 pm

Thank you for the mention. I check out Groupon daily but it’s easy to get sucked into “great deal! must buy it before it expires!” mentality and spend more than you actually want.

PT 2010/03/06 at 9:23 am

I’ll have to tell my friends about that groupon. They just moved to Seattle. And I guess check it out for myself since it’s local. Thanks for including me this week. 🙂
.-= PT´s last blog ..Question of the Week: Who Does Your Car Service? =-.

Roger, the Amateur Financier 2010/03/06 at 6:52 pm

Impressive list of links, and interesting concept with Groupon. I’ll have to find some time to check that out. (To say nothing of putting in a post for your next round up.)
.-= Roger, the Amateur Financier´s last blog ..The Downside of Holding Physical Gold =-.

paul 2010/03/06 at 8:23 pm

Thanks Roger, yeah Groupon is pretty cool but it can very easily lure you into purchasing something you’re not looking for so be careful :-). Look forward to your submission next week.

Roger, the Amateur Financier 2010/03/08 at 5:54 am

True, but I suppose that’s the risk of any coupon or similar site; you can save money on things you need (or were going to purchase anyway) but also end up spending more than you intended. I’ll be sure to submit something good!
.-= Roger, the Amateur Financier´s last blog ..The Downside of Holding Physical Gold =-.

Little House 2010/03/07 at 11:19 am

thanks for mentioning my post in your Friday round-up!
.-= Little House´s last blog ..The Young and The Homeless =-.

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