Weekly Round-Up: How About that Super Bowl, Hunh?

So…Super Bowl.  I’m not really sure what to say that hasn’t been said many times already.  It was a horrible day for Denver (Payton Manning got a lot of the blame, but let’s be honest, there’s only so much one man can do with  how that Seattle defense played, to say nothing of the Denver defense and special teams…), it was a great day for Seattle, and it was a disappointing game overall for anyone hoping for a competitive end to the season.  Not exactly a rousing night when it’s 22 to 0 at the half.

Plus, the commercials, one of the highlights of the game even for those of us who aren’t huge football fans, weren’t terribly spectacular either.  Oh sure, there were some good ones (the horde of 80’s icons cleaning out Radio Shack was definitely a funny one for any child of that decade, be it literally or figuratively), but a lot more that aren’t going to inspire any new purchases, if they are remembered at all.

Overall, not too impressive of a Super Bowl.  But I got to spend it with my wife and enjoy some munchies, so not a horrible way to spend a Sunday.  It did slow down my process of getting this Round-Up, well, rounded up, particularly with some of the other issues that I have to handle this coming week (but more on that later in said week).  Anyway, on to the main show:

Great Yakezie Posts

10 Must-Have Tools For The Homeowner – You’ll save a lot of money doing your own repairs, and these tools listed by Money Cone will provide you great help in your work.

My Top 5 Favorite Stores For Finding Deals – By shopping in the right places, you can cut your costs substantially, so these suggestions from Derek of Life and My Finances should be incredibly valuable.

6 Ways Your Brain Sucks at Managing Money – Humans aren’t logical creatures, and here The College Investor notes some of our biggest challenges in the realm of money management.

Limiting the Financial Damage of a Data Breach – Sadly, companies aren’t always good at keeping your information safe, so as Prairie Eco-Thrifter recommends, you must take your own steps to protect your data.

It’s Expensive to Impressive Other People! – The less you let other people’s opinions influence your choices, the better off you will be, as Squirrelers notes.

Other Great Posts

What is an Emergency Fund Really For? – Emergencies, in short, but this article from Frugal Rules provides some more detail on what constitutes such a thing.

Did You Buy Any of These Four Things People Buy But Never Use? – I’d argue about the small cooking appliances if you have a chef like my wife, but most of this list from Money Manifesto is spot on.

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster? 15 Prepping Tips – Here’s hoping you never have the need, but these preparations from Student Debt Survivor should help you to, well, survive.

5 Reasons Why No One Comments on Your Blog – I’m guilty of the last point on this list from Make Money Your Way, but I’m trying to change that in the near future.

A Sobering Moment of Reflection – Grayson Bell of Debt RoundUp shares his experience with a close call, and describes how it affected him, his blog schedule, and the importance of reviewing your priorities.

Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured

It’s a popular source to cover, so my article on 8 Ways to Eliminate Your Debt was included in several carnivals:

Alright, that’s it for me.  Here’s hoping you had a good Super Bowl Sunday (even if the game wasn’t up to your standards and/or your team was being trounced), and that the rest of the week goes well for you.  Have a happy one!

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