I’ve been doing a lot of networking recently with blogger folks. I love being able to talk to people about personal finance and blogging, especially because most of the people I speak to regularly have very little interest, and definitely don’t have my enthusiasm about the topic. So today’s articles are all by people I’ve been in touch with recently, either via email or at a happy hour. They’re awesome, check them out!
Wojo at Fiscal Fizzle asked if you are spending 15% more than you want. It focuses on whether you’re taking the upgrade because you want it or simply because it’s available. I give my suggestion in the comments on how to avoid the worst kind of spending.
Alan at Canadian Finance Blog explores a financial fast. Initially I thought I’d be turned off by the post because I’m not into the minimalist thing, but it actually more about not buying anything more, which is cool. Enjoy what you have for a little bit, don’t go overboard for a month and only spend money on essentials.
T. Penny (J. Money’s brother) at Budgets are Sexy wrote about how Bank of America made him bald. I think everyone’s had issues with Bank of America at some point (I know I have), but at least it’s fun to read about why they suck!
Lazy Man and Money wrote about a mistake he made by checking zillow.com. I’m nowhere near owning any property, but I found out about zillow.com in my very first business class, so I actually understood the post and enjoyed his take. Everyone likes to check statistics, and when it’s so easy, how can you stop yourself?