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Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #100

Weekly Updates

  • Welcome to March everybody!  Like my new header?  This one is obviously for the Spring.  :-)  I have one for all of the major holidays now, lol.
  • I have a variety of sites up for sale. Please email me if you are interested. :-) Don’t worry, I am not going anywhere – just spring cleaning.
  • Remember to sign up for my newsletter (in the right sidebar) —-> to be able to enter the separate giveaway that I host for subscribers only every month! Plus, I share things in the newsletter that I no longer share here (hint…what do you think happened to my monthly income reports)…

Weekly Favorites

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Guest Posts at BFS

Thank you!


Please let me know if you are running a giveaway so I can add you to the list each week! If you already emailed me and don’t see your giveaway, it isn’t on purpose. Please email me again as your first email must have died a horrid death in my inbox…

Blog Carnivals


Top 20 Referring Sites to BFS from the Last Month:

  1. Free Money Finance
  2. Funny About Money
  3. Making Sense of Cents
  4. Get Rich Slowly
  5. Blog Sexier
  6. Single Mom’s Income
  7. Financial Blogger Conference
  8. WiseBread
  9. One Smart Dollar
  10. Enemy of Debt
  11. Len Penzo
  12. One Cent at a Time
  13. First Gen American
  14. So Over This
  15. Broke Professionals
  16. Frugal Portland
  17. KNS Financial
  18. Start Freelancing Now
  19. Personal Finance Beat
  20. Planting Our Pennies

Thank you!

Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions. I’d love to add a few more blogs to my regular reading list or at least give a shout-out for great posts or contests.

As always, thanks to all the bloggers that teach me something new every day. Thanks to all my commenters for making this blog the community I want it to be. Thanks to all my lurkers too. ;-)

I hope everybody is enjoying this as much as me!

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8 comments to Weekly Favorites, Gratitude, and Giveaways #100

  • Thanks for linking to the Carnival :) Hope you have an awesome weekend Crystal :)

  • Your header is perfect for Spring. Thank you for linking to me! That was a tough one to write.
    The Amway story is crazy. I had no idea that sort of thing existed. The How much house can you afford confirms that I live in a place that is way overpriced. Nothing in the Dave Ramsey formula, the one I prefer, for my income even exists in the area unless it’s one of the projects. That’s pretty unsettling to me.
    Financial assumptions? The only one I make is assume the worst that can happen and build on that.
    Hobbies– I used to have a lot but with the finances, I have scaled it down to pretty much reading and yarn. I don’t spend money on the reading, I am a library abuser. Crochet is a different story but not entirely. When times are good, I tend to invest in yarn to build up a stash. And I work through that stash when times are tough. I also like to use my stash for gifts so that’s another interesting cost-benefit I’m not sure how to track. I just crocheted a baby dress for a baby shower out of yarn that has been sitting in my stash for about two years. Is the dress considered a gift I made for free then? Although many things are more expensive to make than to simply buy, if you buy the yarn on sale, you can really come out on top.
    I feel like maybe I am hitting the Reset button for my life TOO often…
    I use cheap beauty products as well. My favorite make up line right now is E.L.F. If you haven’t heard of them, definitely look them up. You can get a 144 eyeshadow palette for $15.
    I’d never heard of the paint can parable. Interesting how that might affect things. Also I’m not sure I’d say personal responsibility appears to be falling off. I think there are just LOUDER arguments being made these days. Remember, something like the New Deal was struck way back in the day.
    Debt repayment is sidelined for me right now. I am doing what I can but the priority right now is meeting needs for the kids and me and also building a small cushion against further “disappointments”.
    Have an awesome weekend!

  • As always, Crystal, thank you so much for the mention. Have a great weekend!

  • Thanks for the mention. You might want to be careful with offering to link to everyone’s giveaways. There are a couple group giveaways out there that are taking over about 80 different blogs!

  • Thanks so much for including my grandma’s birthday post. I love the new header and noticed it immediately before I even started reading the post.

  • Thanks for the the link love Crystal.

  • @Lance, you too!

    @MutantSupermodel, thanks for visiting and actually reading all of this, lol. :-) And yeah, I can totally see concentrating on building padding right now.

    @Tony, you’re welcome!

    @Edward, whoever emails me first gets the link, lol.

    @KK, awww, yay! Thanks! I am too excited about all of my holiday banners, lol.

    @Rich Uncle El, you’re welcome! Thanks for reading. :-)

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