Week in Review: Lennon, New Blogs and a Meet-up

by Kay Lynn

It’s hard to believe that John Lennon would have been 70 years old yesterday. I think John might have been disappointed the world hasn’t progressed as fast as hoped, but I think it will get there. I’m a dreamer too. Enjoy this Google tribute to the occasion.

SoCal Personal Finance Blogger Meet-up

A group of personal finance bloggers got together yesterday in Orange County for the first time.  Even though there were concerns about personal safety, it all went well and we bonded over chicken wings and mozzarella sticks.  Thanks to the gang from Go Banking Rates for footing the bill.

Also kudos to Len Penzo for organizing it and making sure we set a date for the next one.  I can’t wait!

New Blogs

You might remember that my sister and brother joined me at BlogHer 10 a couple of months ago.  They didn’t have blogs at the time but left the conference inspired.  Please check out my sister’s blog, Musings of a Madwoman. I’ll let you know when my brother’s blog launches in a few weeks.

I’d like to introduce you to a group of bloggers from non-personal finance niches. I met some of these wonderful ladies at the Savvy Blogging Summit last July.

Crystal and Company – Crystal writes about life while mothering five boys. Learn how to make cute ghost halloween treats or enter her giveaway for a school paper organizer.

Coupon Cookin – Nikki writes for frugal gourmets interested in tasty meals and great deals. Her crockpot chili recipe has my mouth watering. If you’re looking for a holiday treat make these candy corn popcorn balls.

Coupon Mommie – Jennifer’s site is a great source for matching up sales to coupons for stores.  She also lets you know about freebies.

Eat at Home – Tiffany’s goal is to help families eat at home instead of spending money dining out. Her recipe for ham and potato chowder sounds perfect for these fall evenings. She also regularly spotlights one ingredient which is cake mixes this week.

Savin Some – Brandy’s focus is saving money whether it be with coupons and/or sales .  Check out these free Christmas gifts or learn how to win the war on clutter.

The Greensback Gal – Andrea is living the dream on very little green. She found 10 free halloween downloads. I highly recommend reading her supermarket strategies to see how far $20 can stretch.

Editor’s Picks

This post by Surviving and Thriving brought tears to my eyes. You’ll think twice about what it means to be broke.

Financial Samurai shares how to make six figures income at any age. Hmm, I need to read this!

Learn how to save with the zombie guide from Live Real Now.

Financially Poor brings Grandma’s Christmas money-saving tips. This grandma approves!

Certain people in my family have been known to eat dessert before dinner. Enemy of Debt compares this to money management and includes a great chart.

Own the Dollar teaches lessons from Jay Leno’s successful savings style.

Remember the ugly duckling children’s story? Simple Financial Lifestyle relates it to personal finance.

Watson Inc. notes the problem with being budget-minded are the people around you.


Carnival of Money Stories: The Afternoon Tea Edition @ Miss Thrifty

Weekend Wrap-Up Links: I Heart Fall Edition @ Inexpensively

Personal Finance Round-Up: Are Coupons Worth it Edition @ Money Crashers

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Melrose October 10, 2010 at 6:17 am

Thanks for the mention Sis and for inspiring me!

Financial Samurai October 10, 2010 at 8:59 am

Cool you guys met up! Where was it at?

Kay Lynn October 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm

We met up at Dave and Busters in Irvine. As central as we could get covering 4 counties!

Andrew @ Money Crashers October 10, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Awesome posts!

Roshawn @ Watson Inc October 11, 2010 at 6:49 am

Agree with Andrew: Awesome posts!!! You make me want to organize a meet up with my non-existent time LOL!

Jason@LiveRealNow October 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for the link love!

And the other good reading.

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