Will it ever end? Every afternoon about 2pm, major thunderstorms, rain, and hail come over the mountain and deluge the town with moisture. They call it monsoon season and I though they were over-exaggerating, but it turns out that they weren’t – it really is a monsoon every afternoon! While I find my umbrella, check out the roundup from this past week:
FIRE Finance has just released their list of the Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs, and My Two Dollars came in at number 15. Very cool! Without you guys this wouldn’t be possible, so thank you to all my readers and commenters!
My Two Dollars took part in the Carnival of Personal Finance #165 at No Debt Plan this week. My article “It’s Not Only A Salary That Can Make An Employee Happy” was an Editor’s Pick. Thanks No Debt Plan!
And now, on to the 10 articles that caught my eye over the week. Enjoy!
Patrick at Cash Money Life asks a good question – should you tithe when times are hard? Although I am not a religious man at all, we do give to charity quite often and I would have to say that anyone going through tough times would be better served by not tithing while they get themselves in a better situation. No one wins if you lose all ability to give in the future by not taking care of yourself today.
Money Ning says to find and do what you love, and I could not agree more. This has become so important to both my wife and I, and it has changed our outlook on life in the last couple of years.
Gather Little By Little says that we see what we want to see. Curious, aren’t you? Go read this great post for the explanation.
Five Cent Nickel explains how to qualify for an FHA loan. With today’s mortgage crisis, it’s easy to forget that there are many different ways to get a mortgage.
Moolanomy has 10 tips for college bound students. Great tips for new students.
Mrs. Micah answers a reader’s question with her post “Which Personal Finance Guru Would I Recommend?”
Frugal Dad uncovers what some of us were thinking already – Companies Change Product Sizes to Reduce Costs. Ugh. Good times!
Don’t Feed The Alligators talks about building up an emergency fund. Looking for tips for your own savings? Look no further.
No Credit Needed has a great article up about how money nerds and free-spirits can coexist. My wife and I are just like NCN’s family – I am the money nerd and my wife is the free-spirit, so this came in handy!
Quest For Four Pillars completes his will and outlines the steps he went through to do so. I really need to get on this!