Weekend Ramblings – February 2

Investor Junkie @ Investor Junkie writes How to Create a Successful Business Plan – Even if you aren’t trying to raise funding, going through the steps of putting together a business plan can be helpful, since it forces you to really think about your business, and what you hope to accomplish.

Girl Meets Debt @ Girl Meets Debt writes Saving for Retirement Early: I Get It Now! – It is a given that most people know you are supposed to start saving for retirement early. The ambiguous part is how early?

Gary @ Gajizmo.com writes Best LinkedIn Profiles – Tips On Creating A Great Public Profile – Building the best LinkedIn profile is an important way of marketing yourself, but are you doing everything right? Here are a list of tips to create the best public LinkedIn profile.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes How to Finance Your Self-Build Home – If you have decided to take the plunge and build your dream home the first thing you need to do is work out how you’re going to pay for it. Financing a self-build isn’t as simple as applying for a regular mortgage.

KK @ Student Debt Survivor writes Personal Finance is Personal-Butt Out – If you share details about your personal finance situation with your friends and peers should you expect that they offer advice? Are you annoyed when they do?

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving writes Why Didn’t I Get A PrePaid Cell Phone Sooner? – While I would love to have a shiny new iPhone and be able to get online no matter where I am, I’m not willing to spend that much money. Granted you can…

krantcents @ KrantCents writes Rich Man, Poor Man – Rich man, poor man is not intended to leave out women! I am really trying to examine the difference between rich and poor and help you achieve what you say is a goal. Most 18-25 year old say getting rich and becoming famous are important goals for them.

Sustainable PF @ Sustainable Personal Finance writes Why You Should Take Care of Your Finances First – One of the financial virtues that our society lauds is helping others.

Kanwal @ Simply Investing writes What is a Dividend Aristocrat? – A dividend aristocrat is a company that has paid dividends consecutively for 25 years or more. Standard and Poor’s (S&P) maintain a list of US dividend aristocrats. Dividends are key to investing successfully. Dividends are cash payments made to shareholders. Once a dividend is paid it can never be taken back.

Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy writes When quibbling over finances leads to a rift in friendship. – Sometime money discussions and escalate to bad feelings, read my experience and advice.

Aloysa @ My Broken Coin writes Why Some Women Prefer Older Men (Money is Not The Reason) – Where are the reasons that some women prefer older men. It’s not just for the money.

A Blinkin @ Funancials writes Diversify Your Taxes, B!tch – Consider shifting some of your assets from a taxable account to one that is taxed later or never taxed. This way, you’ll be taxed on what you spend rather than what you earn. Checking accounts, savings accounts, stocks and bonds are examples of accounts that are taxed now. 401(k), IRAs, and annuities are examples of accounts that will be taxed later.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Saving Money for a Puppy – Families buy puppies before understanding what dog ownership will cost them. Find out how much it costs to raise a dog and how to prepare.

Daisy @ Add Vodka writes The Many Inspections Needed When Buying an Older Home – We are happily settled settling into our new house; many boxes are unpacked, we’ve been able to conquer some of the work required to make it a comfortable living space, and I’ve just been able to start sleeping better in our… Read our discoveries!

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Create Wealth Through Property Investment – Read how to create wealth through property investments.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Dealing with debt: change your mental attitude – Mentality is often underplayed when dealing with debt. Here I discuss three mental shifts that will help you pay your debt off and fast.

Passive Income Earner @ The Passive Income Earner writes Is Netflix the next Cable model? – Will Netflix pave the way for the Cable companies for content subscription?

Corey @ Steadfast Finances writes 5 Things a Recent College Graduate Should not Buy – Everyone wants new stuff, but it’s not always financially wise. Find out what things college graduates should NOT buy.

Lance @ Money Life and More writes How We Set Up My Girlfriend’s Budget – Budgets… a lot of people can’t stand them! My girlfriend isn’t a huge fan of budgets either but she recognizes how budgets help you achieve your financial goals. More importantly, my girlfriend’s budget was made specifically to achieve her number one goal.

Invest It Wisely @ Invest It Wisely writes How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children – There are many ways to shape our children into the happy, healthy children we desire. Here’s a few tips to aid you in getting there.

Jason @ Work Save Live writes Tips to Save Money on your Cable Bill – If you are currently paying $50-$60 a month for 200+ channels you rarely watch did you know you have options? Here are 3 options that will not only save you money on your cable bill but can also actually improve your programming.

Eddie @ Finance Fox writes 10 Priceless Gifts That We Can Give Ourselves in 2013! – The best things in life aren’t things, and the best things that are things in life are FREE! Here are 10 priceless gifts that we can give ourselves in 2013.

PPlan @ Provident Plan writes 4 Ways to Save Money in College – College is getting more expensive by the day. Saving money while in college is important in order to limit your student loans.

Roger the Amateur Financier @ The Amateur Financier writes Money and Child Raising: Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers – A comparison of cloth and disposable diapers on issues of cost, environmental effect and convenience, with discussion of which diaper is better.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Eating Well but Saving More – You might not know it, but your bad habits can lead to costly meals. Here are some tips for saving money on food.

Suba @ Broke Professionals writes Why Can’t Men Remember Things? – Male traits set the guys up to fail when it comes to remembering names and other crucial details. Why memory matters, and why improving it can help your career.

Rachael @ Money & I writes Socialising on a Budget – Don’t give up on your social life just to put away some extra cash. There are many ways you can go out and see you friends without breaking the bank. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Anne @ Unique Gifter writes Cheque Mate! Wedding Check Writing Tips – Important Dos and Don’ts for good wedding check writing etiquette! Simple but important tips to make your wedding gift easily received.

David Leonhardt @ A Ghost Writers Blog writes Hagrid moonlights – This was not even intended to be a story about personal finance, but Hagrid teaches us a valuable lesson on economics, just the same.

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