DD’s End of Summer Round Up, “To be Continued…Edition”

by Debt Destroyer on September 16, 2009

I see from all the TV promos for new shows that the Fall TV season is about to begin.  Which is too bad because it feels like summer was just starting. As a kid I remember that all my favorite TV shows would end with a thrilling spring finale with a killer cliffhanger.  That way I knew summer had started. The summer would be full of reruns and in the fall all my favorite shows would come back on. I don’t know about you, but I hate cliffhangers!  And by hate, I mean that I secretly love them.   In […]

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April Happy Rock Roundup

by The Happy Rock on May 9, 2009

Here are a few of the best article’s from a year ago on The Happy Rock that are still very relevant: The Myth Of The Bi-Monthly Mortgage Debt Is The Symptom – Fix The Problem Breakdown – Is Triple A(AAA) Worth The Money? The $400 Phil and Ted’s Stroller – Dissecting The Purchase (65 great user experience comments and counting) A big thanks to the April Blog referrers: Smart Spening (Karen Datko) @ MSN Wisebread Pants In A Can ABCs of Investing Mighty Bargain Hunter Moolanomy FIRE Finance Ask Mr. Credit Card Frugal Babe Frugal Homemaker Plus

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Carnival of Top PF Posts #1

by The Happy Rock on May 4, 2009

Presenting the Carnival of Top Personal Finance Posts #1 complete with a brand new voting widget. Please consider sharing the poll with your readers. The more people that vote the more likely the best content will be chosen the winner. Use the following code to place the current Top PF Blog Posts Carnival in a post of your own : is a unique spin on the blog carnival that is designed to: Be a reader controlled filtering service for the fire-hose that can be a normal blog carnival. Instead of great links being lost within the hundreds of posts, […]

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The Simple Dollar’s New Financed Car

by Debt Destroyer on March 30, 2009

Not too long ago I wrote a post asking whether PF blog readers were looking for perfection or honesty? Just from the few comments I received it seems readers say they value honesty more than perfection. Which is good news for us bloggers because it’s a lot easier to be honest than perfect. We got to see this same question answered on a larger scale when Trent @ The Simple Dollar wrote about buying a new car, a 2009 Prius. And while quite a few comments admired Trent’s honesty it looks like a lot more were expecting perfection. Knowing that […]

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Community In Action – Big Snow Edition

by The Happy Rock on March 6, 2009

Wisebread’s Top 100 Personal Finance Blogs @ Wisebread – The Happy Rock is #27 Does Debt Control Your Life? @ Master Your Card Is Saving 15% For Retirement Enough? @ Sense To Save The Cost Of Watching Television @Frugal Dad Starting Seeds Indoor :  Jumpstart Your Garden @Get Rich Slowly Dave Ramsey’s Debt Snowball @ Moolanomy – An introduction and list of tools How Making Multiple Payments Can Speed Up Your Debt Reduction @ No Credit Needed

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Community In Action – It’s V-Day

by The Happy Rock on February 14, 2009

Teaching Toddlers about Money: The Pebble and the Dollar received editor’s pick at 96th Carnival of Money Stories @ Funny Money How To Create A Zero-Budget @ No Credit Needed Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps: Step 2 – Pay off all debt using the Debt Snowball @ Bible Money Matters Emotional Bank Accounts and Valetine’s Ideas @ Gather Little By Little $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit @ FiveCentNickel USPS Postage Stamp Increase To $0.44 on May 11th @ Kingdom First Mom – Stock up on Forever stamps Killing Scared Cows Book Giveaway and Review @ FreeFromBroke

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Community In Action – Ponzi Economy Edition

by The Happy Rock on February 8, 2009

Best Finance Posts Of 2008 @ Darwin’s Finance Save Credit Card Interest By Paying Early @ The Consumerist How We Shed $200 From Our Monthly Grocery Bill @ Passive Dad 7 Simple Ways To Start Improving Your Life @ Gather Little By Little The Behavior Gap: Pyschology Of Investing @ Get Rich Slowly 18 Everyday Hacks For Cooking From Scratch @ Simple Mom – I like 8, 10, 11 Is Frugality The Anti-Stimulus? @ Frugal Dad Job Hunting Costs Are Tax Deductible @ Bargaineering Free Game Downloads From Amazon @ Thrifty Jinxy

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Community in Action – New President Edition

by The Happy Rock on January 24, 2009

Frugal People Focus Too Much On Outgo @ Frugal Dad – Both are important, but income is often overlooked since it usually takes more energy. A Good Way To Fund Mortgage Lending @ Wisebread – Very nice accountability in this system, something the US system was severely lacking with the onset of mortgage backed securities where investors carried all of the risk that lenders need to carry. Do You Ever Plan To Really Retire? @ Bible Money Matters – I don’t! How To Become A Location Independent Family @ BripBlap How To Show Love Without Buying Stuff @ Almost Frugal […]

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Community In Action – Stay Warm Edition

by The Happy Rock on January 17, 2009

20 Things That Rock About Being Debt Free @ No Credit Needed – I love reasons to get out of debt list. 10 Reasons To Be Debt Free @ Debt Free Destiny The Pointless Pursuit Of More, When Is Enough Enough? @ Simple Mom It’s Time To Get Hardcore Frugal @ Prime Time Money Jumpstart Your Emergency Fund and Debt Reduction With A Part Time Job @ Green Panda Treehouse – Some great job ideas! Preparing For Your Job Interview @ Silicon Valley Blogger This Year Resolve To Forgive @ The Saver Queen – You have to look forward not […]

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Community In Action – Christmas Week Edition

by The Happy Rock on December 29, 2008

What’s Your Why? The Importance Of Finding Meaning In Your Life – @ Get Rich Slowly via Her Every Penny Counts – I couldn’t agree more.   Passion and meaning are the things that carry us, motivate us, and bring true success.  Here is a related THR post on goals vs. passion from a while back. The Mythical Thin Wallet @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity – I can be a messy walleter, but I carry it in the ‘man bag’.  I do like the thought of giving stuff a good home outside of your wallet and planning rather than trying to […]

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