Weekly Round-Up: Finally! My Blog Has Returned!

Welcome back, my loyal readers!  I’m glad that I have the chance to address you once again!  Yes, my blog has been down for nearly a week (since last Tuesday night, in fact), and it’s been extremely recently that’s it’s been back up and running.  I’m elated, to put it mildly, and cannot believe that all of this resulted over what should have been a simple domain registration transfer.

Not to get into the nitty-gritty details (some of which I’m still working out for myself), but when trying to transfer the domain name ‘theamateurfinancier.com’ from Dreamhost to HostGator (my current webhost), things went wrong, causing my site to flash back, for lack of a better term, to when I had Dreamhost as my webhost.  (That is, back in January; as an interesting side note, the article that was displayed on my home page had ‘Technical Problems‘ right in the title, the most appropriate title I could have chosen).  Eventually, the technicians at Dreamhost were able to get things resolved (redirecting the IP address to the IP address that HostGator uses), but it took a rather long period of time to resolve matters.

(Actually, when I started talking to technicians rather than billing specialists at both Dreamhost and HostGator, the actual recovery process took less than 36 hours, and most of that was just waiting for emails.  Had I been talking with the appropriate people in the first place, maybe I’d be talking about being down on Wednesday rather than most of a week.  But, perhaps I’m just being a little bitter.)

Anyway…With things finally resolved, I’ll be able to get back on track with my blogging, and make up for lost time.  It’ll take a little while to get things properly resolved, of course; missing nearly a week of posts is bound to shake things up.  I’m posting this Round-Up on a Monday, for example, rather than my normal weekend schedule.  That’s because, regardless of any technical problems I might having, I didn’t want to be unable to share some of these:

Great Yakezie Posts

How Much Money At One Time Would Change Your Life? – A large enough windfall could alter your life significantly.  Evan of My Journey to Millions asks, how much?

How Do Hedge Funds Make So Much Money? An Inside Look At The Best Business Model in the WorldFinancial Samurai takes you behind the scenes for a closer view.

3 Money Spending Paradoxes – There are situations where our financial situations just don’t make sense given the circumstances.  Squirrelers points out three of them.

5 Cheap Nights Out With Your Family – A guest post on Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance (from Miss T of Prairie Eco-Thrifter) shares some inexpensive ways to enjoy time with your family.

The 80/20 Principle and Money – Another guest post, this one on Personal Finance By The Book (and written by Tim of Faith and Finance) details the 80/20 Principle you’ve probably heard so much about.

Other Great Posts

Staycation Ideas That Don’t Suck – With ‘staycations’ increasing in popularity, it’s important to find good ones.  John of Frugal Rules lays out some ideas to have fun without traveling.

How Economists Would Treat Climate Change – There are solutions being tossed out for climate change.  The Weaknomist shows how they won’t destroy the eonomy.

Kanye’s $120 T-Shirt vs. One Directions’ $2 Million Champagne – I’m not sure what to make of either of these stories shared by Lazy Man and Money.  Honestly, what the heck?

Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured

One of my big goals in the future is to travel around the world.  While it might seem increably expensive, as I noted in my article on How Much Does It Take to Travel the World?, it’s not as expensive as you might think.  Thanks to these carnivals for helping to share the message:

Alright, that’s it for this week.  With any luck (and I mean, absolutely any luck at all where it comes to this blog), I’ll be able to share my regular posts for the rest of the week without any problems, and even manage to improve my blog and how it functions (which was, ironically enough, the whole reason I did this domain transfer in the first place).  Thanks for reading, and for bearing with me through these troubles!

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