Happy Friday it’s been a quick week, a lot going on guest posts a new staff writer and the beginning of the FiscalGeek podcast. I would love it if you subscribed to the podcast either on iTunes or the direct URL. I hope to provide a whole collection of useful resources on the Podcast and if you are thinking of refinancing or purchasing a house in the future this is a must listen. I interview a Mortgage broker and friend who provides an insiders view of the mortgage industry and explains in detail all the various fees and gotchas to look out for. A transcript will also be provided.
Yesterday was the first post from Kevin who will be contributing every so often here at FiscalGeek and he opened with a bang with his controversial post: Is there Such a Thing as “Good Debt?” I’m so excited to have Kevin onboard, he’s a terrific writer. So be sure and hit his post and leave him a comment. There’s a lively conversation going on there already.
Stuff I’m Looking At
Todays tip is focused for the Internet crowd, bloggers etc and is not specific to Personal Finance so bear with me. In todays edition of new stuff I’m looking at I wanted to share a tool that I’ve been using to help me pick some areas of focus and also to inform some of my new projects not FiscalGeek related. It’s called Market Samurai and allows to get all sorts of information regarding keywords, rankings, competition and so much more. I believe it’s a 7 day free trial and then they’ll send you an email to purchase for $97. It’s the most expensive piece of software I have purchased for my blogging business but it’s paid for itself in about a day.
Stuff I Participated In
The Carnival of Personal Finance at SimplyForties
From Around the Web Stuff you Might Like
Money Reasons presents Financial Lessons Learned By My Son
Nicole presents Know Your IRS Tax Forms
Ryan @ Planting Dollars presents I Always Knew I Was Going to be Rich
Lakita presents 5 Lessons From My Encounter with a Personal Finance Advisor
Money Girl presents How to Raise Your Credit Score Fast
Jason @ Redeeming Riches presents 10 Money-Saving Tips to Stash $10,000 – Tip #9 – Negotiate Auto/Home Insurance
Kyle presents Best Index Funds: Does Vanguard Still Rule The Roost?
MD @ Studenomics presents What is the Best Online Bank Account? A Look At Offers & Criteria
CESI Debt Solutions presents 23 Common Causes of the Destructive Debt Spiral
Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Frugal Getaways: 5 Ways To Treat Yourself With A Frugal Vacation
Joe Plemon presents Short Term Mission Trips, Vamanos Ministries and Us
Adam presents Packing Lunch for Work Just Got Easier
PT from PT Money presents Easy Money: Good and Not So Great Ways to Get Money Fast
Mike presents I bought a dvd player to keep the kids quiet in the car
Junior Boomer presents Should You Sell Your Mutual Fund if it’s Placed on a Watch List?
Jeff Rose presents Rules for Opening a SEP IRA for Your Business
Ryan presents How to Create a Personal Cash Flow Statement
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