So here we are at the beginning of May, it seems like the year is flying by. I’m getting comfortable with my new job and although I’m still in learning mode, I feel more and more at home with it every day. I still don’t have as much time as I would like to focus on my blog, but I have to prioritize my time, and the job has top priority for now! So without too much further ado, here’s my collection of favorite blog posts for the latter half of April.
Latter April Favorite blog Posts
This Really Quick Pad Thai with Shrimp or Chicken This comes from Maggie at Square Pennies. I love Pad Thai and this simple recipe is too good to pass up! Did I ever mention that being a low carb dieter sucks when all of you fellow bloggers keep putting up these delicious, carb rich, recipes? Keep them coming please!
From From Luke1428 comes Help! How in the World Do You Find Time to Blog? . Yes!!!!! I have the same problem and I need help too! Does anyone have any advice on this?
Fearless men brings us How To Tie a Necktie | Be A Man of Style Every man, whether young or old should know how to tie a neck tie (except for a bow-tie, I’ll take my “man-pass” on that one)! My personal favorite is the half-Windsor, it’s perfectly symmetrical and not too bulky. 2x in a row!
Mr Money Bulldog wrote about THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF STOP LOSS ORDERS. He highlights an important, but often overlooked fact. Stop Loss orders have an inherent risk in using them. I am a big fan of them and use them as part of my investing strategy. I’m willing to accept that risk because I understand it. If you don’t understand the risks behind a stop loss order then this is a must read.
If you’re still using a full service stock broker then you need to read this post from John at Frugal Rules Confessions From a Stock Broker – My Little Green Book. Incidentally, why are you still using a full service Stock broker? You probably know more than they do! (Sorry John).
Read about Paulines Holiday Plans, Complicated European holiday arrangements, don’t forget to wish her a great and safe time.
I couldn’t agree with Jacob at I Heart Budgets more! He tells us how to approach buying a not so new car in Need A New (To You) Car? Buying a new car is, in my opinion, throwing money out the window. Let someone else take that 20-25% hit by driving it off the lot!
Trent from The simple Dollar brings us Five Free Tools I Use to Organize My Life I use two of them myself, Evernote and Dropbox have become staples in my diet of self-organization. If you find yourself challenged for time and organizationally challenged, this post might have some good tools to help you.
How I Quit My Day Job is a good post from Tony at We Only Do This Once. Anyone interested in financial independence and pursuing a lifestyle of doing what they “want” to do and not what they “have” to do should read this. Tony explains how he did it and the steps he took to get there. This lines up with my goals quite nicely. I read this a few times just to make sure I didn’t miss anything!
Buying in bulk has the potential to save money. Space and storgage probably keep many of us from taking advantage of this. Harry Campbell writes this guest post on You Personal Finance Pro giving us good advice on 5 Ways to Make Buying in Bulk Work For Regular People.
Wise Dollar Mentions – Thanks!
Thanks to everyone that gave the Wise Dollar a mention in the latter half of April. Please let me me know if I missed anyone,
The Anti FRUGAL
Here’s an anti-frugal tidbit. I figure that with all f the frugal and money sasving articles we’re exposed to on a daily basis, a little bit of “splurge” might be in order! So, just in case you get bored with saving money and feel the need to splurge (or at least think about it), here’s the splurge of the month.
John Deere, $15,000 Lawn Mower, seriously. $15,000 for a riding mower. John Deere X758 Signature Riding Mower For that price it should have a cab, air conditioning, a surround sound system and a 24 inch TV! What were they thinking!