The problem with coming up with a title for these round-up articles is that sometimes, I just don’t know what to say. It’s the middle of July, so there aren’t any holidays coming up for quite a while. There’s nothing to report from the land of job applications because, well, I’m still applying, and not having too much luck as far as getting a job (or even an interview). As for my social life…well, I was never a terribly social person, but there’s definitely not much new as of late.
The only things of any note are those related to my daughter. She is still teething, with her upper incisors coming in and causing more than a little bit of pain, I’m sad to say. She’s also just on the cusp of being able to crawl. She can hold herself up on her hands and knees, and move herself forward in a sort of inchworm fashion (lifting herself up with her legs, pushing her body forward head first, pulling herself up with her arms, and then repeating), and it’ll just be a little bit longer before she has the coordination to move forward while keeping her body elevated. Then the real fun begins…
So my daughter is having a busy time (but when aren’t things growing and changing for a little seven-month old?), but her dad doesn’t have too much going on. I suppose, that’s not all bad, though, as I’m still not quite back up to reading (to say nothing of commenting on) as many articles as I’d like to. There are a great many out there, after all, including these:
Great Yakezie Posts
When You Have Your Dream Job, You Don’t Spend a Lot of Time Dreaming – Not bad advice from Retire by 40 for anyone who dislikes their current job situation.
Five Affordable Summer Activities for the Entire Family – Summer can be fun and frugal, particularly if you do activities like those listed by Everything Finance.
Other Great Blog Posts
5 of the Most Common Mistakes Investors Should Avoid – There’s a lot you can do wrong when investing, and Marissa of Thirty Six Months highlights some of the biggies.
Do I Have to Pay US Tax Income Tax If I Living Abroad? – The short answer is apparently yes, although as My Dollar Plan notes, there are some finer points to consider.
Contests and Giveaways
- Tour de Personal Finance – While I’m no longer a part of it (sad to say), the Tour de Personal Finance on My Personal Finance Journey is just getting started. Be sure to go and vote!
- Lazy Man’s Mega Book Giveaway – If you’d like to pick up some books, apparently all you need to do in the next few weeks is head over to Lazy Man and Money and do better than him in his book reviews. I’m a sure-in!
- Wad O’Cash and a Camera – Yup, Take Our Stuff is still offering a camera worth $250 AND $500 in cash to anyone willing to spend the cash on fun stuff and document it using the camera.
As always, I’m more than happy to hear (and write) about oncoming contests and giveaways, so if you have something you think could use some promotion, just let me know.
Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured
I had hoped it would provide some useful advice to graduating high school students, and it looks like my 25 Pieces of Life Advice for High School Graduates was popular enough to be included in several carnivals this past week, including:
- Finance Carnival for Young Adults at Finance Inspired
- Carnival of MoneyPros at Thirty Six Months
- Yakezie Carnival at Making Sense of Cents
- Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses
- Carnival of Retirement at Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses
Alright, that’ll be it for this week. Here’s hoping you all have a great week, and that there is plenty of new and interesting (and positive) information to report for my next round-up.