If you are a regular reader, and I certainly hope that you are, you have probably noticed that I haven’t done a Round-Up in quite a while. It’s been, let me check…three weeks since I wrote the last one, and plenty of things have happened since then. I’ve turned 31, had my blog temporarily shut down for taking up too much server space, and more recently upgraded my server to VPS to (hopefully) avoid this sort of situation in the future.
I’m not going to discuss this matter too deeply, although I will note that a major reason I used too much space is keeping too many backups of my blog, increasing my server usage beyond the appropriate limits. This doesn’t change my recommendation to keep backups of your site, although I’d temper my advice by suggesting you save most of said backups offline, accessing them only if you need them to restore your site, from something like hacking or other problems. It could save you a great deal of trouble with your webhost, as well as possible expenses to upgrading your server access. (There are reasons I’ve said that there are many harsh truths about blogging out there.)
All of this will hopefully help explain why it’s been so long since I’ve posted a Round-Up, or anything really. There is at least one positive side of all these issues: they are a sign I’ve been building up my site pretty well, creating a sizable blog with hundreds of articles to be read by eager visitors. It’s been tough, but pretty encouraging in it’s own way. That’s about it for now; on to the Round-Up, sharing some of my fellow bloggers’ works from the past (three, yes, three) weeks. Read and enjoy, starting with
Great Yakezie Posts
5 Energy Efficient Devices to Lower Your Office’s Operating Costs – There are a lot of ways to keep the costs of running an office under control, and here’s one from Sustainable Personal Finance that can save you money and energy.
When Is The Right Time To Quit My Job and Do Something New? – It’s frequently a bad idea, but the Financial Samurai sets out thirteen situations when quitting is a good idea.
Starting to Invest? Try A Mock Portfolio – There are plenty of ways to gain knowledge about how to invest (reading a blog like this is a good start), the mock portfolios recommended by Young and Thrifty are a pretty good one.
Sidestep Workaholism, and You’ll Live More Profitably! – As Squirrelers notes, there’s not much to be gained from working constantly, and if you can keep your nose away from the grindstone, you’ll be much happier for it.
Helping Your Boomerang Children to Live Independently – With so many children returning to their parents homes, it’s good to know how to help them to live freely, as The Frugal Toad describes.
The Many Hats, Masks, and Roles of Entrepreneurs in Business – If you want your own business, be prepared to take on lots of tasks, as noted on Untemplater.
3 Common Car Buying Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands – It’s tricky to buy a car, there’s no denying that, but if you can avoid the mistakes laid out on Faithful With a Few, you’ll be in better shape.
Other Great Posts
Want a Better Job After You Graduate? Consider an Internship – They don’t pay anything, but internships do provide advantages, as laid out on Personal Dividends.
Calling All Millenials: 4 Key Financial Tips You Need to Know – As a Millenial myself, I’m glad to see some financial suggestions, such as on this guest post from Len Penzo.
Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured
It’s a three-fer this time around. First, my article on Why Penny Auctions Suck was included in these carnivals:
- Carnival of Money Pros at Midlife Finance
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at BryanMaltier.com
- Yakezie Carnival at Figuring Money Out
- Carnival of Retirement at Mom and Dad Money
Then, my experience in a virtual career fair that led me to suggest 7 Ways to Succeed in a Virtual Career Fair, which were included in the following carnivals:
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at Evolving Personal Finance
- Carnival of Financial Independence at Reach Financial Independence
- Yakezie Carnival at Money Wise Pastor
- Lifestyle Carnival at Your PF Pro
- Carnival of MoneyPros at Money Pros
Finally, this past week there were a half dozen carnivals that included my article on Breaking Into Business When You’re Broke:
- Carnival of Financial Planning at Family Money Values
- Carnival of Money Pros at Money Soldiers
- Yakezie Carnival at Budget for Health
- Aspiring Blogger Financial Carnival at Aspiring Blogger
- Carnival of Retirement at Mom and Dad Money
- Carnival of Financial Independence at Money Smart Guides