Posts that Motivate and Inspire Me Week #2

by Scott on July 13, 2008

This week I’ve read some fantastic blogs that continue to motivate and inspire me. Everything from tennis at Wimbledon to mowing your own lawn. Stop by and visit these authors, as they just might motivate you as well. If you have a blog or article that motivated you this week, let me know.

I love reading about families that have slashed expenses and established a solid budget. Frugal Dad shared a post Slashing Monthly Expenses РA Real Family’s Example, that did just that. The Roberts cut back on Starbucks and did away with a lawn service. These stories really motivate me and make me want to trim more fat off my monthly expenses. I could read these stories all day long!

The Simple Dollar
wrote a post, The First Steps Away from Paycheck to Paycheck Living and got me fired up this week. I really enjoyed #4, cutback on non-essential spending and #6 paying bills on time. These practices helped my family move away from living month to month. Sometimes we fall back and need to adjust our monthly non-essential spending habits. Once we built up our emergency account, we then focused on paying bills on time.

My Open Wallet wrote an article about one of my favorite sports, Tennis. In case you don’t follow tennis, Nadal and Federer were in the final at Wimbledon and competing for a cash prize that was 7.1% higher than 2007. A great way to beat inflation is to become a professional tennis player. Find out more at Wimbledon Prize Money

Harvesting Dollars
wrote Benefits of Working At A Fast Food Restaurant and reminded me of my first job working as a busboy in high school. Many of my education and career goals were established at the restaurant. Do you ever reflect back on your first job? Did you work in high school or in the food industry?

In Adding a Discover Credit Card Income Stream, Passive Family Income discuses the rewards for utilizing a cash back credit card for gas purchases. If gas is in your budget and needed for commuting, you might as well save as much as you can. I’m going to be comparing two of my reward cards this next month to see which one saves more money at Costco gas.

Cash back Ideas writes I have a $24,000 debt that I refuse to pay off. Find out why he doesn’t want to pay off this debt. Have you used your credit cards to save money on essential purchases? Can you defer payments and increase your family income?

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1 passivefamilyincome July 13, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Thanks for the link!

2 heidi July 14, 2008 at 9:50 pm

As much as I don’t like to look at saving money (because I am so bad at it) I am going to check these out because I need to start doing something. Thanks for the links!!! You are always helpful!

3 passivefamilyincome July 15, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Nice new theme. I like the look – clean and fresh with a good looking logo. Good job!

4 Greener Pastures July 16, 2008 at 8:20 am

You’ve changed your site!. Looks great. I liked this article, too.

I stumbled. Lisa

5 carol July 16, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Great list. I read the Simple Dollar but had not heard of the other blogs. Thanks for the heads up.

6 heidi July 16, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Hi! I have an award for you at my site.

7 Angela July 17, 2008 at 5:47 pm

thanks for the links to these other blog posts, they were great to read. I live credit card debt free myself. I do have a house payment and a car payment but we only have one income at the moment so that is the best we can do. Will love to get rid of car my car payment in the future.

8 Scott July 18, 2008 at 10:20 pm

@ Heidi Wow, an actual award? I’ll have to run over and take a look. Thank you!!!

@Angela You are doing wonderful living CC debt free with one income Fantastic! Keep it up and you will pay off that car quickly.

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