Weekend Scoop: BlogHer Edition

by Kay Lynn

This week is the annual BlogHer conference which has grown to over 3,000 attendees and is in my hometown!  The conference has lots of content with six different tracks and six official parties.  Then there are the other events ranging from yoga with Bob Harper (yes, from Biggest Loser) to movie screenings to private cocktail parties.  I can’t imagine how many private parties there are that I don’t even know about.

My sister and I at the Social Luxe party BlogHer 2010

The exhibit hall takes hours to get through if you’re interacting with each brand and learning if they’re a good potential partner for future promotions.   I have posts lined up for the week, but we may skip a weekend scoop.  There will be more funny pictures like this one I’m sure!

Around the Web

Elle at Couple Money is having a baby in the near future which inspired me to write about insurance and life changes.  Do you have the policies you need in place?

We’re always trying something new in the Yakezie to build relationships and selflessly support each other.  This summer it is teams that will visit each other sites, retweet, comment and more.  The teams are large enough to have enough variety and small enough to feel like you’re getting to know people much better.

Below are my favorite articles from my summer teammates.  Enjoy some great reading.

Cost of living in California @ Wealth Informatics

Best stock funds for 2011 – Mid year review and thoughts @ Stock Market Basics

Firing Your Doctor @ Squirrelers

Handling money as a couple @ No Debt MBA

What Separates the Dreamers from the Doers @ Money Crush

Resume Tip: Ditch the Objective @ Money Beagle

How to Use eBay to Save on Back to School Clothes @ Mom’s Plans

Shoehorning family vacations in?  Don’t @ Mighty Bargain Hunter

Visions of Retirement Dance in My Head @ Little House in the Valley

Can You Live off Your Estimated Benefits in Retirement @ Frugal Confessions

What is Your Wish List for Giving? @ Faithful With a Few

Roseanne: Domestic Goddess, Financial Mentor @ Daily Money Shot

Agreeing to Disagree @ Couple Money

Career Tip Number 10: Get Free Premium Knowledge @ 101 Centavos


Don’t forget that entries close today for Bucksome Boomer’s two year blogiversary giveaway.  There are 15 prizes worth over $400.

Two Savvy Sisters is giving away Starbucks Via Iced Coffee packs to three lucky winners.  A great way to refresh yourself in this summer heat.  Entries close today.

Finance Fox is hosting their first giveaway with four prizes including books, a Starbucks card and a movie theatre gift card.  This one also ends today so hurry over.

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Eddie July 31, 2011 at 11:21 am

Thanks for the mention!! 🙂

Amanda L. Grossman July 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Thank you for the inclusion. The BlogHer Conference sounds like an amazing opportunity and a great time!

Little House July 31, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Thanks for including my link! Have a wonderful time at BlogHer. Maybe next year I’ll attend. 😉 (I think I said this last year.)

Xenia @ Thanks, Mail Carrier July 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I love that picture of you and your sister – so fun! I hope that you have a great time this year and hopefully we’ll run into each other so that I can say hello! 🙂

iamtheworkingpoor July 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

What a fab photo! Have fun at BlogHer.

John Border @ stock market basics July 31, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Thanks for including my site and have fun at BlogHer

Kay Lynn August 1, 2011 at 5:04 am

@Eddie, You’re welcome!
@Amanda, it is a wonderful conference. It switches locations every year so should be closer to you next year.
@ Little House, you did say that! Hope you’re having a good summer.
@ Xenia, I do hope to run into you. Thanks for leaving a comment.
@ Iamtheworking poor, Thanks. We were having fun!
@ John, You’re welcome. It’s stressful getting ready but we already know it’s going to be fun, informative and valuable!

No Debt MBA August 1, 2011 at 5:56 am

Thanks for including me in your round up! Looks like the party was fun!

Khaleef @ KNS Financial August 1, 2011 at 11:57 am

It looks like you guys had a great time last year at the conference! I hope you enjoy yourself again this time.

Thanks for including my link.

Kay Lynn August 3, 2011 at 5:48 am

@No Debt MBA, You’re welcome. We had fun and are looking forward to our first event tonight!
@ Khaleef, It’s fun to get away and meet up with a bunch of fellow bloggers. We enjoy being silly like with these props (I hope everyone knows they’re props!).

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