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Please Say Hello to My New eBook – Managing Your Monthly Nut!!!

I’ve finally finished my second eBook, “Managing Your Monthly Nut: Budgeting Basics, Pruning Expenses, and Tracking Your Financial Health”!!!  Yep, long subtitle, so I’ll just refer to it regularly as Monthly Nut most likely.  🙂 Quick Rundown “Managing Your Monthly Nut” is a basic guide for anybody that needs to start paying attention to their personal finances.  Most of my long-time readers (hi and thanks for reading!!!) may actually recognize some of the material for the book from my posts years ago, but they were just the starting points that have been fleshed out, and more examples and info has been added to really create a great starting point for anybody that needs help. Not to mention, with this eBook, you don’t have to read through more than 1300 posts to find the info you want about getting financially healthy and creating a budget.  😉 Here’s the chapter list (it’s another 30-ish page eBook…I’ll be famous for these short but packed guides soon, lol): My Budgeting Background Are You Fiscally Fudged? Quiz Results Diagnose Your Financial Health Spend Less Than You Earn Cutting Expenses Haggling in General Housing Save Money Renting Buying a Home Our Vehicle Negotiations How to Buy a … Read more…

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – 1 Year Update

I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers were letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 12 months since several of you have been dying for an update. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers As I mentioned in the 6 month update, Weird About Money and Contented Momma didn’t make it to the one year mark, but I do have a Contented Momma update…congrats on the baby and the new virtual assistant position!  Motivated Madison decided to move on to a new project about 6 months in, Planet Mads (good luck!).  That means 2 of the 5 bloggers that started are still active with their sites from a year ago, which is exactly how blogging is in general.  🙂 The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get started. Beginning Stats / Current Stats: Page Rank – 0 / 0 Moz Rank … Read more…

Motivation Boost Please! My Second eBook is SLOWLY Developing…

Semi-secret being revealed…I am attempting to write a second eBook by the first week of July.  It isn’t about a topic as sexy as making money online, lol.  But it was requested by more than a dozen of you over the last year or so.  My plan is to cover how to budget, stay financially healthy, and negotiate down your big bills to manage your monthly nut.  The plan is to be in that exclusive Amazon program, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), for 3 months and then be released all over like my current eBook right before the next Financial Blogger Conference.  But I have stalled.  It just isn’t nearly as exciting to me as it was two weeks ago.  Poop. How Do You Motivate Yourself? I’m mainly telling all of you because having accountability partners generally helps me.  I still give up on stuff once in a while anyway, but I accomplish more when others are expecting it.  So here’s the trick up my sleeve – everyone knows now.  I even told my newsletter subscribers last week, so I will at least push myself to finish just due to peer pressure, hahaha. My second trick isn’t really a trick.  I make myself do things … Read more…

Secrets Revealed: Your Insider’s Guide to Personal Credit!

The following is a guest post from Dominique Brown at Your Finances Simplified about his new eBook.  🙂  Check it out!  Dominique has been a great pf blogger and friend – this is a real eBook that can help. As you probably know, personal credit is increasingly important in today’s modern economy.  Unfortunately, there seems to be quite a bit of misunderstanding, confusion and outright false information “out there” today.  Thankfully, a new resource has just been released which will clear up much of the mysteries about your personal credit; what it is, how to check it, how to fix it if it’s broken, how to protect it and much more.  Just recently made available to the public, “How To Fix Your Credit “can be found at Amazon.com. Click this link to see the book. What is this all about? Consider this book to be a crash course in personal credit.  Yet, don’t be fooled by its brevity, there’s a lot packed into these seventy-six pages.  Consider “How To Fix Your Credit “as more of a desktop reference than a book you just read and put back on the shelf.  This is a resource you will find yourself referring to … Read more…

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – 6 Month Update

I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers were letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 6 months since several of you have been dying for an update. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers Blogging isn’t for everyone and life can sometimes simply eat all spare time.  That is why not all blogs last.  With that in mind, two challengers, Weird About Money and Contented Momma, simply didn’t make it this far.  It really happens to about 90% of bloggers.  I wish them both the best! The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get started. Update: The Queen of England has nothing on me when it comes to an Annus Horribilis!  When I started my blog last July, I had plans to write daily and create all kinds of things for my readers.  For the next 6 months, between major surgeries, … Read more…

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – Ten Week Update

I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers are letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 10 weeks. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get started. Update: I have not been posting enough.  The month of September I wrote 3 blog posts, and it should have been much more.  I’ve seen a steady rise in traffic since I started the blog in July, and each month has shown an increase in unique visitors.  Those numbers could and should be much higher, and a new month brings a new resolve to “just write”.  I need to get serious with time managment, and start filling in my calender with blog post dates (in addition to what bill is due) – and just write. I have not been … Read more…

How I Make Money Blogging Challenger Group – Five Week Update

I introduced you to the five How I Make Money Blogging challengers on July 11, 2012. These bloggers are letting me publicly document their progress as they follow the action plan in my new eBook, How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog. Today we are taking a look at their progress over the last 4-5 weeks. 🙂 How I Make Money Blogging Challengers The new stats are following the slash mark behind the ones when they began.  They are based on the results from http://www.check-domains.com/website-analysis/website-analyzer.php. Weird About Money Weird About Money is owned by Brett. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Brett had not started blogging yet. Update: He still really hasn’t started blogging yet.  He created a site but didn’t get it going from there.  Sometimes you can really be excited to start something new but that can be overridden by the rest of life.  So good luck Brett!  I know you were getting really busy at work, so I hope that settles down soon! The Budget Professional The Budget Professional is owned and run by Wendy. Stage of Blog before HIMMB: Wendy had also not started her blog yet. But she was super pumped to get … Read more…