New Blog is Up and Running

January 26, 2009

After a lot of hard work, my new self-hosted website is up and running. I have put a lot of work into modifying my theme (which meant re-learning html), importing my current blog posts and setting up plugins, feeds and stat counters. I’ve updated my about section and hope that I can foster a more personal atmosphere at my new site, which will hopefully lead to a strong community for learning about personal finance.There is still a lot of work to do, but the site is functional and I will now be posting strictly on that site.

I would be honored if you followed me over to the new website for the Personal Finance Start-Up Blog. Don’t forget to sign up for the new RSS feed to continue following me on my journey.


Moving to a New Domain

January 21, 2009

After posting my goals for 2009, I began looking into buying a domain name and domain hosting services. For the next few days I will be putting all of my efforts into setting up my new domain, new theme and transferring my blog. For this reason I will not be blogging until after the weekend. I apologize for those of you who are subscribed to this domain, but the new website will be even better and I hope you sign up for the RSS feed at my new site. I will let you know what the new site is as soon as I have it up and running.

Sick Day and Jury Duty

October 9, 2008

Today was one of those days where you feel great all day, and then all of a sudden you feel like a truck hit you. It pretty much means I’m incapable of thinking currently. I was hoping to get a post out about my credit score, which I checked for free through equifax. Look for this post in the near future, it’s rather interesting.

Also, I discovered around 5:00 p.m. today that I have to serve jury duty. As a stand-by juror I was supposed to call to see if I was needed. The recording stated that if the first letter of your last name fell between F and M you were needed. So, by one letter I will be taking the train early tomorrow morning to perform my civic duty.

For now I suppose I will hit the sack so I don’t feel so terrible tomorrow.

** Edit: Nothing like a big $17.20 for 6 hours of sitting in a waiting room. That translates to a $2.87 hourly wage. Why is the compensation not at least minimum wage? **


October 9, 2008

Despite my hectic week due to closing on my condo, I was able to participate in three carnivals.

I participated in the Carnival of Personal Finance – 173rd Edition, which was hosted by Girls Just Wanna Have Funds. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds is a blog dedicated to women taking charge of her own personal finances and focuses on budgeting, investing and frugality. The following are some of my favorite posts from the carnival:

I also participated in the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances, which was hosted by Lava. Lava is blogging while in college to get out from under a mountain of debt. The following are a few of the best posts:

Finally, I participated in the Investing Carnival, which was hosted by Barel Karsan who focuses on value investing. The following are some of my favorite posts:


September 25, 2008

I only participated in one carnival this week, The Carnival of Twenty Something Finances hosted by we like money. We like money is a blog about a young married couple’s adventures in finances, early marriage and digging out of debt. Here are a few links to the articles that I found most interesting:

This week I am hoping to get back to increasing my carnival participation and maybe even hosting a carnival. We’ll see how it goes, but I imagine I will be super busy until I move into my condo in 9 long days.


September 17, 2008

I’ve been trying to increase the number of carnivals I participate in to bring more traffic to my sites so maybe I start getting some comments and feedback on my posts. I participated in the Carnival of Personal Finance #170, which was graciously hosted by The Personal Financier. If you were unable to guess, the Personal Financier is a blog about personal finances. Visiting the carnival was my first time checking out this blog and I will most likely be returning. Here are some of my favorite posts from the carnival:

I also participated the Investing Carnival #13 that was hosted by Triaging my way to Financial Success. Here are some of my favorite posts from the carnival:

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September 10, 2008

I recently participated in the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances that was hosted by Bargain Briana. Bargain Briana is a great blog if you’re trying to stay up to date on coupons and bargains. I submitted my post about the IRA Contribution Rules and Limits for 2008, which is super important to understand for young people in the work force. After perusing the carnival here are some of my favorites: