Week in Review: Manage Your Money Challenge Edition

by Kay Lynn

 

Manage Your Money Challenge

Tomorrow kicks off the start of the Manage Your Money Challenge hosted by Brad Chaffee @ Enemy of Debt. In addition to participating yours truly is a sponsor! I’m so excited to be able to provide a prize to one lucky participant. Maybe it can be you.  It’s not too late to sign up.  Just read the details here.

Also take advantage of the articles I found noteworthy this week listed below.

Editor’s Picks

 1. 365 Days of Saving Money: My “Dollar Store” Kitchen. @ Modern Tightwad has been sharing a tip a day on saving money and this article highlights the many kitchen-related items available at the dollar store.  Instead of spending thousands outfit a kitchen for less than $100.

2. Guide To Sewing Buttons: How To Sew On A Button Correctly. This guest post @ The Digerati Life is a nice tutorial on what seems to be becoming a lost skill. (P.S. I do know how to sew a button but in case my sons read this I know they don’t!)

3. Writing a Financial Mission Statement. Use this article from @Cash Money Life as a guide to create your own financial mission statement.

4. 7 Steps In Overcoming Rejections In Job Search. A lot of people are job-hunting and rejection is part of the process sometimes. Use these tips from @ Well Heeled Blog to make the most of not being selected.

5. Top 100 Places to Retire – 2010 List Edition.@ Go To Retirement talks about the top 10 cities for retirement per Topretirements.com. Interestingly, San Diego is number 9 (and that’s where I want to leave).

6. Personal Finance Lessons from American Idol. Just like I learned real estate lessons from watching House Hunters @ Being Frugal found meaningful lessons in American Idol (and Mr. Boomer thinks I’m wasting my time).

7. Needs Versus Wants: The Great Spending Debate. Use these questions from @ Consumerism Commentary to figure out if your potential purchase is really needed.

8. Three Reasons You Should EFile. @ Consumerist gives us three compelling arguments for e-filing your taxes. I’m already sold; what about you?

Carnivals

Friday Finds @ Out of Debt Again

Baby Boomers Blog Carnival Twenty-Eighth Edition @ Baby Boomers U.S. (The Blog)

Festival of Frugality #218 – America Saves Week Edition @ Think Your Way to Wealth

Carnival of Money Stories 2: Bob Gibson 1968 Season Edition @ Personal Finance by the Book

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Mr. GoTo February 28, 2010 at 7:11 am

Nice round-up and thanks for including my post. I’m curious about your desire to leave San Diego. Is it the taxes, traffic, congestion?
.-= Mr. GoTo´s last blog ..Top 100 Places to Retire – 2010 List Edition =-.

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Bucksome February 28, 2010 at 7:28 am

Mr. GoTo, our reasons for leaving San Diego include the three you mentioned plus the beach. Yes, San Diego has beaches but we can’t enjoy the water as it rarely goes above high 60’s.

It’s funny when we were younger that didn’t matter but now we just can’t bring ourselves to go in unless it’s 70 plus.

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Patrick February 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

San Diego is a great place, but can understand the desire to live elsewhere! Thanks so much for the mention. 🙂
.-= Patrick´s last blog ..What is a Good Credit Score? =-.

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Brad March 1, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Bucksome, thank you very much for spreading the word about my challenge. Today went well but I am expecting for it to pick up over the next few days. 🙂

Have you completed the challenge yet? 😉
.-= Brad´s last blog ..Manage Your Money: Wants Versus Needs =-.

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Bucksome March 1, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Hi Brad, I’m happy to share the information. I’m sitting here working on my March budget now.

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Brad Chaffee March 1, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I hope you know I was just teasing you though. haha! 😀

It’s my challenge and I waited until MIDNIGHT last night to sit down with my wife and do it. LOL
.-= Brad Chaffee´s last blog ..I Love You…Like A Blogger! =-.

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Bucksome March 1, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Umm, sure. Now that you mention it I thought you were a little taskmaster like! This is going to be a fun month.

Brad Chaffee March 1, 2010 at 9:03 pm

LOL, fun indeed! 🙂

I have learned through other participants that only being able to budget for 8 events per month is making this a bit difficult. I posted my suggestions on the last comment but think I am going to have to post an article covering it in more detail this week. I hate snags, especially right out of the gate. I hope peiople don’t give up because I can see how that might be very frustrating.
.-= Brad Chaffee´s last blog ..Manage Your Money Pre-Challenge Post: On Paper On Purpose =-.

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