Friday Round Up – Secrets to Success Edition



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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.

Staff Writer

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

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

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

Ben presents QuickBooks Accounting Software = Small Business Relief

Ryan presents How to Create a Personal Cash Flow Statement

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