Weekly Round-Up: The REAL April 1st Round-Up

What’s the deal with the title of this article?  Well, it’s April 1st, and that means its April Fools’ Day!  If you caught the article this morning, you’re probably aware that I decided to play a little prank on my readers, mainly involving a little bit of Rickrolling.  Yes, I know it’s a bit out of date, but it seemed appropriate.

That said, everything I mentioned in the beginning of that article is still relevant; I do feel more refreshed, have been spending time with my family, and have been having a great time with my little baby girl and loving, caring, beautiful and otherwise perfect wife. (Who may or may not have taken control of my computer at this time.)  I also meant everything I said about the articles I included; just in case you missed those comments (or wanted some actual links to those articles), read on and get all the links you could want.

Great Yakezie Posts

How to Save Money on Food – There’s quite a ways to save money when you are eating (besides simply eating less).  These suggestions from My Personal Finance Journey should help to cut down your expenses in the supermarket quite a bit.

Savings Bonds-What Are They and Why Own Them – If you ever had any questions about savings bonds, this impressive article from Life and My Finances about every type of bond should be able to answer them.

Growing Up Frugal-The Rag Store – There’s always lots of insightful and interesting stories on First Gen American, and this article about rag stores provides a lot of information into a level of frugality I’ve never really encountered.  It’s definitely a good read.

How to Manage Different Investment Risk Tolerances Between Spouses – I’ve had some issues with this subject  with Sondra; I’m much less risk-adverse than she is, so we have to come to an agreement on how to invest our money.  Prairie Eco-Thrifter provides some advice on how to do so with your spouse.

Finance 101: How to Choose A Financial Advisor – A popular subject with PF bloggers (largely because of how important it is, although because a few of them are advisors), here is Yes, I Am Cheap’s advice on getting the best financial advisor for your needs.

Can You Have Too Much Money? – I’m sure that most of us would reply ‘yes’ without even thinking of it, but Maria of Money Principle has had a chance to view some of the Sultan of Oman’s spending (both positive and negative), and it has sparked some thoughts.

Finding Free eBooks to Read on the Free Kindle App – The title pretty much sums it up; if you like reading eBooks but don’t like spending money on them, Frugal Confessions has you covered.

Contests and Giveaways

That’s all the contests I know about right now; as always, let me know if I missed any you’d like me to promote/enter to win.

Where The Amateur Financier Was Featured

It’s a pretty healthy way to think about what you want to do before you die (which hopefully will take a long time) and it seemed to get more than a little attention, as well: My Bucket List post was included in several carnivals:

Alright, that’s it for today, and this time I’m serious.  No more April’s Fools Day pranks from me.  At least, not until next year…


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