Saturday Weigh-In and LinkStuff

by Mike Holman

Weight was 181 pounds which is down 1.5 pounds from last week. I did something to my knee this week so not as much exercise, but I worked on the diet.

Posts of the Week

I read every single post by every single personal financial blogger this week and these posts were the most interesting.

Kyle from the Amateur Asset Allocator wrote a hilarious post about all the things he’s wasted money on. I could have sworn that Mr. Cheap wrote this post since it’s a similar style. I highly recommend checking out this blog because it’s pretty darn good!

Growth In Value wrote a very amusing post about Loblaws. This Canadian grocery store chain used to be pretty dominant but it seems to be running itself to the ground.

Tim from Canadian Dream thinks that parents over do it when raising their kids. I couldn’t agree more.

Ron from the Wisdom Journal told a really great story of how he made some career decisions that he later regretted.

Paid Twice says she will do whatever the hell she wants with with her economic stimulus cheque (or check). I think the idea that Americans *have* to spend this money to help the economy is a bunch of garbage.

Triaging my way to financial success wrote an excellent review of the Derek Foster method and books which I agree with.

Funny About Money discloses the conflict of interest that many home inspectors have – I never thought about this one before.

Brip Blap talked about the good things and the bad things with being a consultant. As someone who is rotting my brain at my normal job, it sounds pretty good to me.

Carnivals

I came across this new carnival and laughed my head off because of the way the host puts down pretty much all the entries except his own. Now this is my kind of carnival!!

The Carnival of Personal Finance was held at MoneyNing this week.

The Money Hacks Carnival was held at Mommy Gets Paid.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 squawkfox

How did you manage to read every single post by every single personal financial blogger this week! I am in awe. I am inspired! Ohh, I chocked on my coffee after reading the “new carnival”.

2 Mr. Cheap

Mike’s a machine!

3 Ron@TheWisdomJournal

Wow. Every single post. That’s an accomplishment in itself!

Thanks for including mine as one of the most interesting! Wouldn’t life be boring if we always did everything right? :D

4 Nurseb911

Thanks for the plug on the Foster Effect…just voicing my opinion.

I’m both amazed and CONCERNED with the statement of you reading every single post/blog this week. Let me know if you need a referral to a good Addictions/Withdrawal Mgmt program for the blogsphere as they can lead to quite rare side effects!!!

5 Four Pillars

Haha – I should have clarified that I only read all the posts worth reading on all the blogs worth reading….

so in other words, less than 0.0001 percent of all blogs… :)

I did read a lot though…a LOT!

Mike

6 Brip Blap

Mike, it seems to me that in total you read and comment and produce more content than just about any other PF blogger out there, so I believed you, actually!

The carnival was classic – I think, having hosted a couple, that he’s just saying what most of us think, though – a lot of people really abuse the carnival system.

Thanks for including me!

7 Kyle

Thank you thank you. In honor of the insane amounts of traffic you’ve sent me over the past week, I’ve added you to my blogroll. Or at least I will when I figure out how to do that in wordpress 2.5. Also, congratulations on crossing the 100,000 visitor mark.

8 paidtwice

awesome. every post on every pf blog. awesome. I made the cut, I win!

9 Four Pillars

BB – yes, the carnival was a classic.

Kyle, no problem. I didn’t notice the 100k mark although I knew it was approaching.

PT – Yes, you won!

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