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Link Round Up – When Will Spring Be Here Edition

January 16, 2011 · 59 comments

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I love snow.  I love winter.  That is, until Christmas.   Come January, I have had enough of the wind and freezing cold temperatures, and I want to think about my garden.

Mother Nature does not agree with my plan though.  We have been getting a inch or two of snow every couple days here, which doesn’t seem like much.  However, it is enough to make people drive like idiots and I still have to send my kids out to shovel the driveway.  (Thanks kids.)

Anyway, now that I have had my requisite banana/chocolate chip bread and a cup of coffee, it is time for me to provide some great reading for you to enjoy.  Sit back, relax, and read:

101 Centavos reminds us of how important it is to be safe at home and work. I need to remember this when I play racquetball as I quite often leave the safety goggles at home.   (They are just so darn uncomfortable!)   Make sure you check out the pictures too.

Biz of Life shares a great picture of a snowbunny on a tree and posts about how we now have snow in 49 states.   Looks like ‘Global Change’ is taking over the weather!

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff (and Mr. Fun Stuff) have joined Weight Watchers.   Go over there and offer some encouragement, as weight loss can be an incredibly hard task.  Also, BFS featured one of my posts in her first carnival Totally Money Blog Carnival. (Thank you!)

Faithful With A Few shares IRS Mileage rates for 2011.  You would think there would have been a greater increase from 2010 to 2011 given what is expected to happen with gas prices (and already has happened where I live!)

Financial Samurai is wondering if he should hire a personal trainer . If the results of using a personal trainer make you look anything like the picture he included in the post, then I suggest he save his money…

First Gen American has a great post about racism, and she tells her experience of being raised with a racist family member (dad…).   It is an excellent post in honor of Martin Luther King Day, and the post also discusses how racism = ignorance.

Grumpy Rumblings of the Untenured shares their bad experience with ING. I know a lot people use ING, so make sure you read about what they have gone through to protect yourself!

Invest It Wisely provides some great quotes and discusses ‘excusitis’, which is running rampant in our country.

Len Penzo writes a post that is less than 100 words, but says a whole lot more…

Little House in the Valley discusses renting vs. buying a house. I used to think buying was the best thing to do financially, hands down. I don’t necessarily think so anymore…

Money Reasons talks about the importance of having pride in your work, regardless of your job. Check out the accompanying video as well.

Moneycone shares some great items to help you save on energy, or help you find out how much energy you are wasting.   (I had not even heard of the “Kill A Watt”, I need to investigate that one further.)

Personal Finance By the Book asks what is more important, effort or achievement?  I personally think it is a mix of both.   I believe that small victories need to be celebrated along the way!

Prairie EcoThrifter has started a new theme on Thursdays where she will list interesting tidbits from around the web that can affect your life (health, personal finance, etc. I don’t think the latest about Paris Hilton will be covered in these posts…)

Retire By 40 bought a condo to rent out and shares the costs, along with rental cash flow. What do you think of his investment choice?

Single Mom, Rich Mom educates us on the four stages of learning, as well as the stages of her dog-walking relationship.   This is a funny post, so make sure you go check it out.

Squirrelers hosts a guest post from Live Real, Now, who received his best piece of financial advice from my favorite Star Wars character- Yoda!

The Saved Quarter wants you to start a budget as part of the Saved Quarter Challenge.  What a fantastic challenge, because you can never lose when saving money.

Watson Inc writes about “The Fall of American Democracy”. I found this to be a very thought-provoking post (as are all of Shawn’s) and it is well worth the time spent to read it.

Wealth Informatics hosts her first Carnival – The Carnival of Seasonal Finance! I have got to remember to submit to this Carnival, and you should too!

OK, I have to stop here as I have to get some exercise.  I am still pop free, and loving it!!!  If you have never tried to get the Coke monkey off your back, I suggest you give it a try.  Even if it means having a little coffee to keep the caffeine-headache at bay.

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retirebyforty January 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Thanks for the mention!!!
Do you wonder why you ever drink pop? It’s so frivolous. 🙂 Once in a while is good though.


Invest It Wisely January 16, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Haha, the winter is passing by quickly; it will be over before you know it. Give it another month and a half 😉

Thanks for the mention!


Moneycone January 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I too have a love/hate relationship with snow! I like snow as long as I don’t have to go out! While I shovel, I do miss the west coast!

As ever, thanks for the link love!


Aloysa January 16, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Just in time for me to catch up with all the great posts I missed in the last ten days!


Nicole January 16, 2011 at 6:46 pm

blech snow

I’m not even happy about the cold rain we’ve been having…


Little House January 16, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Thanks for mentioning my link. I’ll try and send some of our warm weather your way. 😉 I’ll think warm thoughts for you.


Miss T January 16, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Thanks for the round up inclusion. There are some great posts here I have to catch up on and read.


Roshawn @ Watson Inc January 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Thanks for the link, and yes I am ready for the Spring as well, despite the milder temperatures where I reside.


Andrew @ 101 Centavos January 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I’m about done with the cold weather, too. Although, today was rather nice, a cold start but 45 degrees and sunny later on. Hope winter goes by quick.
Thanks for the link!


First Gen American January 17, 2011 at 6:27 am

We’ve had a lot of snow this winter too and I love it. Winter is so dreary when it’s just cold and dry. Snow makes everything so fun and beautiful.


The Biz of Life January 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

Thanks for the mention. I thought we didn’t have winters anymore.


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