Weekly Blog Reads: Pecuniary Associates Edition and Personal Finance Carnivals

by Scott on March 22, 2009

This week I’ve had the privilege to join an amazing new group of personal finance bloggers called the Pecuniary Associates. These bloggers help challenge the way I think about spending and saving money. I was also able to guest post and read some other amazing personal finance articles from around the web.

Pecuniarities wrote Our Financial Lent: Giving up Chocolate and Ice Cream for a Month to Save $14. I’ve been able to stay the course and not spend money at Starbucks for my daily cafe Americano and scone. I have slipped once or twice, as we have a Starbucks at our Target store. I figure by brewing my coffee at home we’ve managed to save hundreds, if not thousands each year.

Living Well On Less wrote Losing weight can save you money and I’ve found some cheap ways to exercise with the family include riding our bikes and playing tennis. I love all the free and inexpensive ways we can all stay fit and have fun as a family.

Financial Nut wrote America’s Cheapest Family: Raising 5 Kids On 35k Per Year. I am always inspired by families like these who have a philosophy of establishing saving goals and sticking to them.

Counting My Pennies wrote Friends and money don’t mix. Having a roommate can certainly put stress on your budget if you don’t have a plan for community expenses.

Greener Pastures: Personal Finance wrote It’s EPA Fix a Leak Week. Once small leak that drips every second could waste up to 3,000 gallons a year. Time to do a spring checkup around the house.

Personal Finance Carnivals

Green Panda Treehouse hosted Carnival of Personal Finance#196: Music Edition

Good Financial Cents hosted Money Hacks Carnival- March Madness Baby!

Remodeling This Life hosted Festival of Frugality #169: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Great Personal Finance Blog Reads:

The Greenest Dollar wrote Cut Your Electricity Costs With An Energy Monitor. I’ve looked at purchasing the Kill A Watt with a friend to help find out what appliances use the most power and if we should upgrade any older units.

Smart Passive Income Blog wrote How to Publish an Ebook Series – Part 1 – Hard Copy vs. Ebook. Pat offers some wonderful insight to creating an ebook.

Passive Family Income wrote Cutting out Wasteful Spending from the Budget.

The Almost Millionaire wrote How I Shaved $30,000 From My Family Budget. I also appealed our property tax bill and was granted an $800 reduction.

Guest Blog Post

This week I wrote a guest post for Yielding Wealth called Passive Income Opportunities In Your Job

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brandon March 22, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Thanks so much for the link love! Always appreciated! Great job on getting the old property taxes reduced, you will for sure see more savings this year!
Blessings,
TAM

2 Miranda March 23, 2009 at 5:18 am

Great round-up of links and resources! And thanks for including your guest post on Yielding Wealth in your link love ;)

3 Young Cash Cow March 24, 2009 at 8:21 am

Great links. I especially enjoyed the one about the 35k family. That’s awesome, and not so hard to believe when you consider the fact that they only spend what they have. Such an important principle that few actually follow.

4 Greener Pastures March 29, 2009 at 8:21 am

I’m excited to be a part of the Pecuniary Network with you! I think penny’s done a great job picking a great team of blogs!

Look forward to working with you!

Lisa

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