This website is becoming more and more fun as the weeks go by. I absolutely love providing articles to my loyal readers, and the interaction on each post is a riot! Thank you very much for reading and participating in this site. I thoroughly enjoy it!
This Past Week
I had a great time totaling up my July earnings this week in preparation of my July Earnings Report. It was really a record-breaking month for me financially. It’s a good thing too, because my wife and I just closed on our very first home purchase!
It’s a foreclosure, so there is quite a bit or work to do: wallpaper to tear off, floors to refinish, walls to paint, and bathrooms to gut and redo. We’ve got our hands full and will have a busy month, but we’re having a good time with it so far! 🙂
I have accomplished many of my old goals, so I figure it’s time for some new ones! Here’s what I’m going to try to accomplish by the end of August.
1) Finish my eBook – this book is really becoming a complete guide to gradating without any debt. I have named this book, “The Debt-Free Degree” and I’m hoping for a bestseller, seriously. I’m devoting as much time to this book as I possibly can, because I’d love to get this book in people’s hands sooner rather than later.
2) Continue to Write 4 Quality Posts Per Week – I have done this consistently since I first started this site, but I want to make sure it continues, so I always make it a monthly goal. Since I will be working on my eBook quite a lot this month, I do plan on mixing in some guest posts. But, you can be assured that these are high-quality posts from a like-minded writer.
That’s it! Mainly, I need to eat, sleep, and dream eBook. Please hold me accountable, because I know that you’d love to read it too! I would appreciate the nagging.
I have written a couple of articles last week that were published. Have a look at them!
Are Your Hobbies Holding You Back Financially? – by me at Bucksome Boomer
How to Start Your Own Blog – by me at Passive Family Income
I’m pretty proud of those articles above, but there were plenty of other quality posts around the web that I noticed this past week. Here’s a few of them!
How Much Money Do The Top Income Earners Make? – by Financial Samurai
How to Save Money On Back To School Shopping – by Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
PetSmart vs. Petco – Which is More Affordable? – by My Personal Finance Journey
The Treasury Department’s New Regulation to Protect Social Security Benefits – by Faithful With a Few
The Dow Dropped 512 Points Yesterday So What? – by Buy Like Buffett
8 Ways to Get Debt Help – by Sustainable Personal Finance
Are You Spending Your Time Wisely? – by Invest it Wisely
Debt Ceiling Deal: What Does It Mean to Me? – by Wealth Informatics
Playing the Retirement Catch-Up Game in Your Forties – by Free From Broke
6 Ways to Eat At Home and Beat the Summer Heat – by Bucksome Boomer
July 2011 Cash Flow – by Retire by 40
3 Reasons Not to Use Automatic Bill Pay – by World of Finance
It’s Not What You Earn, It’s What You Keep – by Frugal Confessions
What is a DRO? – by Money is the Root
Some Big Support Levels That You Should Watch Out For – by Cashflow Mantra
What Are Your Actions Teaching Your Kids About Money? – by Mom’s Plan
A Programmable Thermostat is a Must – by Jon the Saver
Work Travel and Exercise – by Sustainable Life Blog
The Change-Up: Who Said Men Can’t Change? – by Buck Inspire
Lean In – by Krantcents
How to Use MorningStar – by Financial Success for Young Adults
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.