Weekly Round-Up: Hacking Sucks

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure that there’s much to really say here.  If you’ve been following my blog, you’re probably aware that there was an incident involving hacking this past week, which has been occupying much of my time and effort.  Coming right after I returned from a week-long trip across the state, it was especially tricky to handle, as I was still in the process of getting back to my usual schedule when I discovered this hacking.

As a result of all of this, my blogging is completely off.  I’m way behind in my writing and researching future posts (which explains why, among other things, this article is being posted far later than my usual round-ups).  I have things back up and running now, but I’m still going to be getting back on top of everything, even slower than expected.  Bear with me, and in the meantime, be sure to enjoy these

Great Yakezie Posts

6 “Caveman Instincts” That Threaten Your Portfolio – I’ve considered this interesting topic myself, since as The College Investor notes, our natural traits tend to hurt our investments.

Reasons to Learn Another Language – Another topic I’ve focused on in the past, Prairie Eco-Thrifter notes some of the many good reasons to learn a second (or third) language.

Who Wants a Free MP3 Player? – Before you head off to Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance, note that she’s pointing out how nobody gives you things for free, and thus not giving you an MP3 player.

25 Odd Jobs That Make Good Money – If you want to know some unusual (not, as I assumed, side) jobs that can give you a good income, check out this infographic on Krantcents.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need an Emergency Fund – I don’t think these are the top reasons you need an emergency fund, but Work Save Live presents some good cases.

The Best Investments for a Teenager – It’s good to get your child investing as soon as possible, and Luke of Consumerism Commentary gives some starting suggestions.

What to Do With $100,000 – It’s a problem most of us would like to have, and Young and Thrifty provides some possible solutions to help you out.

5 Reasons You Should Get Out of Debt – It’s probably preaching to the choir, but it never hurts to repeat some of the advantages of being out of debt, as Derek does on Life and My Finances.

Other Great Posts

7 Ways to Avoid Debt When Starting Your Own Business – With a wife who’s starting her own business soon, this advice from Plunged in Debt looks quite helpful to us.

Quit Your Day Job: How to Start a Blog – My recent troubles should show that it’s not as easy as Club Thrifty makes it sound, but if you want a blog, this will get you on your way.

Don’t Give In to Sales Pressures to Save Money – Salespeople, particularly with cars and houses, tend to be pushy; as noted on Money Life and More, you need to be ready to push back!

22 Free Finance Apps to Help Your Budget – If you like using your cell phone (like me!), being able to organize your funds and save money is helpful, as My Dollar Plan knows.

Stupid Urethra – There’s not much I have to say here, other than here’s hoping you recover soon, Abigail! (Of I Pick Up Pennies, by the way)

Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured

My article looking at useful sites to visit if you are planning a business, 7 Resources to Help You Start a Business, was featured in the following carnivals:

Alright, that’s it for now.  Here’s hoping you are having a good September, one that hasn’t been spent largely handling hacking of your website… Anyway, have a good week!

Featured image by orsorama / flickr

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