Category Archives: Best of the Rest

Best of the Rest: iOS 7 Edition

As everyone knows by now, iOS 7 was released on Wednesday for everyone. And as a few of you may know, I have had it for the past 3 months because I got a copy of the beta for $5. At the beginning, it was very buggy and the phone would shut off randomly and some apps would not work, but every few weeks, there would be an update to make it work better, and finally, it looks like it’s all working properly. If you’ve got an iPhone, enjoy!

Here are the most interested articles I read this week:

The Twenty Dollar Trick: How to Get an Upgraded Hotel Room via See Debt Run

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Dat! via Plunged In Debt

Why We’re Not Cutting the Cord on Cable TV via Frugal Rules

Arbitrage, Miscalculation, And A Scarlet Letter – My Student Loan Story via Planting Our Pennies

And here are the carnivals I’ve been included in the past week or two:

Carnival of MoneyPros hosted by Money Pros
Yakezie Carnival hosted by Money Life & More
Finance Carnival For Young Adults hosted by Degrees and Debt
Lifestyle Carnival hosted by The Skilled Investor
Carnival of Financial Independence hosted by Savvy Scott
Carnival of Financial Planning hosted by This That And The MBA
Festival of Frugality hosted by The Frugal Toad
Carnival of Money Pros hosted by Money Wise Pastor

Best of the Rest: Happy Birthday To Me Edition

I’ve been waiting almost a year for this, but it looks like I made it to my birthday weekend again (actual birthday is on Sunday)! I’m headed to Vegas with the wife for the first time, it should be a lot of fun.

I’m off to be a responsible personal finance blogger and gamble. Gambling is a smart money move, right?

I love gambling (though I don’t enjoy losing). What’s your game? Any tips for me?

Enjoy these articles while I’m gone.

How My Part Time Job Became My Passion via Making Sense of Cents
When to Start Saving for a Mid-Term Goal via Evolving Personal Finance
What Would You Do?: I Won One Million Dollars!!! via Money Life and More
How the New 401(k) Disclosure Fees Are Providing Clarity to my 401(k)…Kind of via My Journey To Millions
How to Save Money: Even Your Milk Money Counts via 20s Finances
No-Cost Refi Complete: 5 REALLY Annoying Things I Had to Deal With via Darwin’s Money

I was featured in the following carnivals this week:

Nerdy Finance Carnival at Nerdy Finance Carnival
Yakezie Carnival at Kylie Ofiu
Y & T’s Weekend Ramblings at Young and Thrifty
Canadian PF Happy Hour at Canadian Personal Finance
Carn. of Financial Camaraderie at My University of Money
Wealth Artisan’s FinCarn at Wealth Artison
Totally Money Carnival at James Petzke: Graduating with a Surplus
Carnival of Retirement at Life Insurance by Jeff
Carnival of MoneyPros at Making Sense Of Cents
Carnival of Financial Planning at Broke Professionals

Best of the Rest: Baseball Season is Here!

After a long, cold winter (not really, LA is beautiful year round), I finally get to welcome back my first true love, baseball. I just can’t get enough, so I’ll be spending the next hopefully 7 months watching 120+ Yankee games, which sounds like a wonderful use for 420ish hours of my time.

This year will be a little different as I’ll be on the west coast for my first full season, where games starting at 4pm PST interferes with my work schedule. My plan is to sign off of social media between 4pm and 10pm each day so that I can go home and watch the games on my Roku as if they were live. No spoilers please!

Check out these great articles:

Two Takes on the Magic Retirement Number (via Bargaineering)

Responding to When Someone Calls you Cheap (via My Journey To Millions)

Best Cash Back Credit Cards (via Free Money Finance)

Could You Go Without a Car? (via Thousandaire)

I was featured in these carnivals recently:

Totally Money Blog Carnival at Stupid Cents
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
Festival of Frugality at One Smart Dollar
Carnival of Retirement at Passive Income to Retire
Carnival of MoneyPros at Beating Broke
Yakezie Carnival at Watson Inc