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March 2010 Wrap-Up

by Kay Lynn

Spring flowers
photo credit: Astrid Photography. 

Another month has passed and Spring is here.  Flowers are blooming everywhere which inspired the photo choice today.  The bushes by our garages have pretty pink flowers. 

I will write a quarterly update your on the 2010 goals next week to keep this from getting too long.  .

Spending/Budget

It was a pretty good month with the budget even though fuel prices are rising.  Living so close to work keeps it from making too large an impact on the budget. 

We did make one unplanned purchase that was not a repair or replacement.  To make it easier when we babysit our grandson, we bought a car seat.  Mr. Boomer was so cute comparing car seats at many stores.  He ended up with a car seat that will lasts the full seven years required as it’s convertible. 

The good part of the purchase was that Costco had an excellent value compared to other stores with a price of $85 plus tax.  It was worth it to keep our most precious cargo safe.

Blog News

 Visits were up 50% over last month but there were three extra days so I’m not overly excited about that.  The best part was I hit 100 plus daily visitors for the first time.  If only I could do that every day….

To help me with promotion (and learning) I joined the Yakezie Challenge started by Financial Samurai.   Be sure to check out some of the articles by other members.

The top 10 referrers in March (other than google or myself) are:
1.  GraceFUL Retirement
2.  Frugal Girl
3.  Political Calculations
4.  Grocery Cart Challenge
5.  Random Thoughts of a Jersey Mom
6.  The Secret is in the Sauce
7.  Wise Bread
8.  Len Penzo Dot Com
9.  Enemy of Debt
10. My Blog Guest

How was your month? 

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MoneyHoneySF April 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Our month went fairly well although gas prices were pretty staggeringly high. And it’s not in relieved either now. We had a huge tax refund as mentioned on my post but most of that will go off paying down debt and also a gift to our parent.

All in all it was a long month coming off of February’s 28 days.

http://moneyhoneysf.blogspot.com/
.-= MoneyHoneySF´s last blog ..Car Shopping =-.

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Evan April 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm

My month wasn’t as good as yours! Congrats!

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Bucksome April 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Thanks for reminding me to be appreciative.

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Bucksome April 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

Evan, there’s always next month! Thanks for the congrats.

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Little House April 8, 2010 at 6:14 am

Good work on your monthly traffic. I know that feeling of seeing over 100 visitors on a particular day, then not repeating it for a week or so. (very frustrating!) keep up the great work!
.-= Little House´s last blog ..Tuesday Tips, Week 4 =-.

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Bucksome April 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

Little House, thanks for the encouragement. I get jealous when I see other new blogs get terrific traffic. I’m sure they are able to work at it harder. It’s a balancing act (as I’m sure you know!).

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Financial Samurai April 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Don’t get jealous, get motivated!

I replied to your comment left on Len’s site. Let me know! :)

Rgds,

Sam
.-= Financial Samurai´s last blog ..Doing Anything You Can to Survive – Silence And Surprise In The Night =-.

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Bucksome Boomer April 11, 2010 at 6:40 am

Good point, Sam. That is why I joined the Yakezie Challange. The best benefit is not increasing my Alexa ranking but learning from the other participants.

It’s a great group of people.
.-= Bucksome Boomer´s last blog ..4 Career Tips for Success from the Military =-.

FMO April 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

Congrats on all your progress! My month was not the best. But I’m thinking this next month will be great now that I’ve started a blog to learn and get things in order. Thanks for inspiring me! :)
.-= FMO´s last blog ..Family Money Games =-.

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Bucksome April 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

FMO, you just made my day. You started a blog for the same reason I did. It’s given me so much more than just financial benefit though. The community and learning has been great!

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Evan April 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

Starting my blog was the #1 item that got me going down the right path. Knowing that there were 10, 15, 20, or now hundreds of people everyday reading what I have been doing makes me WANT to do better, financially speaking.
.-= Evan´s last blog ..Make the Most of Unemployment =-.

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