I hope everyone has been having a great week, I know mine has been a hectic one. I’ve been talking between my contractor, the electric company, and gas company to get things hooked up and with any luck my house will be done by the end of next week. So cross your fingers and wish me luck.
This week I have some really awesome mentions for you so let’s get started.
$500 Giveaway. First off, if you haven’t heard yet I’m co hosting my first giveaway ever. I guess theirs a first time for everything but I’m kind of stoked to be doing this. Anyways if you would like to sign up for a chance to win $500 cold hard cash sent straight to your PayPal account check it out here.
$999.99 Giveaway. Secondly their is another giveaway going on as well and the top prize is $999.99. This giveaway is being held by Structured Debt Settlements and you can enter over 61 times. I actually signed up for this giveaway because I sure could use the money right now. However if you want to check it out you can head over to my good buddy Jeremy over at Modest Money to sign up.
Vote For Stumble Forward. Finally the last cool mention I want to talk about is that I recently found out Stumble Forward was nominated for The Top Personal Finance Blog or 2012. Now first off I am so exited to hear that I’ve been nominated for such a prestigious award. The only way to even get nominated for this award is someone has to nominate you, which someone has. So whoever you are that nominated me I want to say thank you. So if you get a chance head on over to One Smart Dollar and vote for Stumble Forward as the top financial blog of 2012.
Odd Search Terms
This week I came across some odd and long search terms, all of which gave me a good laugh.
- Some time ago, we sent you an email asking you to help us solve a problem with your paypal account. your account is still temporarily limited because you have not contacted us – I don’t know about you but this sounds like a phishing scam to me.
- Accidentally told police i don’t have car insurance – You’re Screwed! I guess that’s the simplest way to put it.
- Best place to invest $240,000 – 3 words, My Bank Account. LOL!
Blogger Spotlight – Well Kept Wallet
This weeks Blogger Spotlight is Deacon from Well Kept Wallet with 5 Habits of Broke People. What I like so much about this article is that it covers the basic bad habits that broke people have. I won’t cover all 5 here but I would like to touch on a few of them.
First off, broke people play the lottery. I would totally have to agree with this. I’m not really sure why broke people play the lottery in the first place since I feel it is a more of a tax on the mathematically impaired. However, one guess is because they think that the lottery is the only way to get ahead in life, or that it’s the only real luck they can achieve. On the flip side I feel rich people create their own luck. My basic belief is if you do the right things long enough you will eventually succeed.
The second bad money habit that broke people have that I found interesting was that broke people hang around other broke people. This is so true on so many different levels. Think about it this way if you would combine the 5 most common people you spend your day with that would pretty much define a lot of your habits. This especially goes true with your financial habits. So if you want to change your financial habits start hanging around people who have more money or at least the income you would like to have.
So take some time and check out this article I think you’ll enjoy it.
My Top 10 List
Finally, I’m trying something newthis week and I’ve put a list together of the 10 articles I feel deserve to be mentioned here. So take some time to check them out below if you haven’t already.
Fearless Men – 10 Amazing and Unheard of Uses For WD-40
One Smart Dollar – The 5 Commandments of For Money and Marriage
Eyes On The Dollar – Money Decisions To Make In Your Twenties
Frugal Rule – 5 Fun and Frugal Last Minute Valentine Gifts For Her
Club Thrifty – My Credit Score: Why I Don’t Care And You Shouldn’t Either
Evolving Personal Finance - Irregular Income: Gravy Edition
Modest Money – How Can Invoice Discounting Help Your Business
Frugal Habits – Are Coupons Here To Stay?
I Heart Budgets – You Didn’t Save Any Money
Well their you have it for another week of mentions. I hope everyone has a great weekend.