It’s time again for Club Thrifty’s uber exclusive weekly roundup of all things PF-abulous: The VIP Club. Show us your best subheadings, bat those meta tags, and let’s see if they’re good enough to get you beyond the velvet rope this week!
Here at Club Thrifty, we had a pretty eventful week! Lots of views, lots of comments, lots of interesting discussion mixed with a splash of controversial subjects. I don’t know what it is, but something has been going on the last week or so that has made me a bit of a cantankerous old man. I even wrote a pretty lively rant during my lunch break today, so you can look forward to reading that early next week…if I’m still in the mood:)
Before we begin, I’d like to give out a few special thank you’s to some friends of ours. Big BIG thank you’s go out to our friends at Modest Money, See Debt Run, Money is the Root, Edward Antrobus, and The College Investor. They all took time out of their personal lives to help us with a specific blogging question that we had. To them we say, “Thank you so much, and we truly appreciate all of your advice.” If anybody needs any extra reading material this weekend, please drop by their sites and give them a little love. They deserve it!
And now, on to the rest of the party!
Here are some of our favorite posts from around the personal finance blogosphere this week:
Kevin from SpringCoin guest posts for our friends at Making Sense of Sense and gives us his perspective on self-employment. You can look forward to another guest post from Kevin appearing right here in a little over a week from now!
Jason at Work Save Live writes a great post about entitlements called A Favor or a Handout, There is a Difference.
J-Money at Budgets are Sexy laments that Health Insurance Can Be a Bitch, and I’m a sucker for a good health insurance rant.
Lance at Money, Life, and More writes about how to Combat Lifestyle Inflation: Save Half of Every Raise for Retirement.
If you’re in the mood for a good chuckle, Daisy at …Add Vodka writes An Unsent Letter to People Who are Selling Things.
I missed the memo that it was hilarious letter week, but apparently Jana at The Daily Money shot got the message. Her Open Letter to the McDowell Family is good for another 27 laughs.
Rebecca at Doggone Thrifty quit the gym and thinks you should too!
Femmefrugality writes an interesting post about how Maternity Leave Laws Don’t Effect Pay in Gender Inequality.
Jen’s mom at Master the Art of Savings gives us a parent’s perspective on having their children move back in with them.
Eddie at Finance Fox wrote an awesome post about having confidence and having an original voice as a writer. It is a great informational and motivational piece for bloggers who want to become “writers.” In fact, this post helped to inspire my post about separate finances this week.
Jeremy at Modest Money clues in everybody to some of his best blog networking tips with this wonderful post.
Ben from Ready for Zero writes about 2 and a Half Budgeting Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again.
Average Joe at The Free Financial Advisor finds out how much hotel mini-fridges cost in this hilarious post.
Veronica at Pelican on Money gives some great advice to bloggers on how to Grow Your Golden Pyramid With Strong Cornerstone Content and Proper Structure. (Now, I have more work to do. *sigh*)
Favorite Search Terms
As always, we’ll close with our weekly fan favorite, Club Thrifty’s best search terms of the week:
club or pub insurance
why cable companies suck
VIP Club (Holla!)
is it worth to buy a run downhouse for the purposes of forced savings [sic]
url+shortener (Hmmm…I didn’t know we did that here…)
and my personal favorites…
Thanks again for all of the support! We hope you guys enjoy reading our stuff as much as we enjoy writing it. Peace out!