Just wanted to throw this out there before the price goes up $10. This is the last weekend to buy the How I Make Money Blogging eBook by Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff for just $17! On August 1st it goes up to $27. Read my review of the eBook here.
Last night I decided to join up to one BILLION other people and watched the Olympics opening ceremonies. The beginning was pretty neat and very well put together but I am a perfectionist at times and always notice all the little things that go wrong. There were a few things that really stuck out to me like the sparks that went off early on the rings converging in the air as well as the ones that didn’t stop when they separated. There was also the light up blankets that seemed to malfunction and not light up properly. It was just a small thing here or there and in the massive scheme of everything they did I’m surprised there weren’t more little goof ups.
I vaguely remember the Beijing opening ceremonies from four years ago but China seemed much more prepared and was more impressive in my mind. I don’t know if it was the friends I was watching it with or the things I had never really thought could be done that impressed me but there wasn’t anything that stuck out this year in the London opening.
Granted I couldn’t put together anything that comes within a thousand miles of what these countries did preparing for these ceremonies. I think I need to cut everyone a lot more slack, myself included, and just slow down, calm down and enjoy things more instead of always look for what is wrong with things… on to the Round Up!
Andrea used to write at So Over Debt… until she killed it! This week she posted RIP So Over Debt at her newly rebranded blog So Over This! Check it out!
Squirrelers wrote about 5 reasons why we retire sooner than we plan. These are all very valid reasons so if you aren’t saving to retire because you don’t think you ever will please read this article… you need to start saving today!
An interesting thought was posted at Modest Money this week… Does Everyone Need an Emergency Fund? I posted my thoughts in the comments but I believe most people should have access to guaranteed money in case of an emergency. Then again, personal finance is personal so maybe you don’t need one…
Life and My Finances poses a personal question and wants to know if he should buy a house on the beach or not! I personally said it wouldn’t be wise to tie up all of your assets in real estate but what is your opinion?
After realizing he was spending way to much money on food this week Thousandaire posted that he significantly cut his food expenses last week! Great read and it shows the power of paying attention to where your money is going.
Below are all of the carnivals that I was put in this week that I could find or got ping backs on. If you hosted a carnival that I was included in this week and I missed it please let me know and I’ll add it below!
Enjoy your weekend!
What’ve you been up to lately? Anything noteworthy to share?