Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend.
It’s been quite interesting around here in the Chicago area.
- Just 2 weeks ago we were dealing with a massive storm with 70+mph winds and tons of rain.
- This past week, we’ve had a scorching heat wave, with multiple days of 100 degree temperatures with heat indices of 110+. It’s been hot, humid, and like a sauna outside. Hottest stretch of weather in years!
- Then, last night, there was a massive rainstorm that dumped 7 inches of rain. Yes, that’s 7 inches of rain in the overnight/early morning hours! Record one-day rainfall totals!
- Keep in mind this is the same place, Chicago, that was slammed by a mammoth winter storm earlier this year that delivered 20+ inches of snow and stranded motorists downtown overnight in gridlocked snowdrift-covered roads.
It’s always interesting around here. At this point, I’m used to it:) Hopefully the weather has been good where you are.
Anyway, along with some interesting weather, there have been some good reads in the personal finance blogosphere. Below I’ll share some of those, but first I’ll provide acknowledgements on Squirrelers inclusions in blog carnivals, as well as a few giveaways that you may have interest in.
Squirrelers in Blog Carnivals
Squirrelers has been included in the following blog carnivals:
The Case for a Bigger Emergency Fund was included in the Carnival of Personal Finance at Prairie Eco Thrifter.
Doctors and Customer Servicewas included in the Yakezie Carnival at Money Reasons.
Squirreling Gone Wild #27 – The Loyalty Card Workaround Plan was included in the Festival of Frugality at Debt Free Adventure.
We’re Spending Much More Than We Might Realize was included in the Festival of Frugality at RothIRA.
How to Save Up to $500 on Home Improvements While Helping the Environment .was included in the Totally Money Carnival at Money Cone
2 $30 PayPal gift cards are being given away at Investorz Blog
$100 AdWords gift card is being given away at Financially Consumed
Over $400 in Prizes are being given away at Bucksome Boomer
As usual, there has been a good selection of posts around the personal finance blogosphere. Here are some in particular that caught my eye. Check them out!
Darwin’s Money shared My Barber is a Multi-Millionaire: Here’s How He Did It
Everyday Tips and Thoughts shared One Person Can Make a Difference
First Gen American shared Inept Craigslist Sellers
Frugal Zeitgeist shared Deadliest Animals (unrelated to personal finance, but interesting nonetheless)
Invest It Wisely shared Are You Investing Wisely in Yourself (guest post by Mighty Bargain Hunter)
Krantcents shared Put Your Name on It
Little House in the Valley shared How’s That for Inflation
Life and My Finances shared What if Your Net Worth Was Revealed
Money Crush shared What Separates The Doers From the Dreamers
Narrow Bridge shared Protect Yourself From Everyone
Personal Finance By the Book shared The Secret of Success
Stock Market Basics shared Best Money Saving Apps
Bucksome Boomer shared Are you Leaving Money on the Table?
Couple Money shared 5 Common Resume Mistakes You Should Avoid
Daily Money Shot shared A Desipcable Act
101 Centavos shared A Couple of Tips on Personal Security When Traveling