Friday 13th weekend is here and we’ve only got another week before the long weeknd. I’m sure most of you are looking forward to it. I know I am for sure, need some R&R and an extra day off is mostly welcomed. Aside from looking forward to this weekend and the upcoming long-weekend, this week has been a zoo, not only in my real everyday life, but also in my virtual online life with Finance Fox.
If you forgot or are not aware what Friday 13th is all about, here a quick synopsis:
Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most three times a year. Any month’s 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.
Oddly, yet suprisingly and of course very welcomed, my site visitors and page views has dramatically increased this week. Going from hundereds, into the thousand mark on average per day. Mind you though, I’ve also dedicated quite a bit of time to writing, changed the theme, made some modifications, but mostly writing. I’ve written quite a bit this week, this being my 5th post and the week is still not over. I am excited and I could not have done it without you guys!
For this weeks, weekend links I’ve colaborated a little bit of everything. Hope you enjoy!
Have you ever thought and asked your self; What qualifies one to blog about personal finance? Interesting question, that sure made me think. Krystal from GMBMFB asks you; “What qualifies you to be a personal finance blogger?” She shares her insight and thoughts on haters, those who comment or send hate mail, for god only knows what reasons. Never the less, interesting post. I think you will enjoy this one.
Looking to save more money? Arent we all! But, have you ever thought about eliminating your telephone land-line? It could save you hundereds of dollars per year. Marc at Moneyville blogs “7 Alternatives to Landline Phone”. The quick and dirty intro to VOIP and other digial phone options.
As recommended by me and other PF bloggers, it is ideal to take out your credit report at least once a year, but perferably every 6 months or twice a year. Your credit report will give you and idea where you stand in the eyes of the creditors, but there is more to a credit report, than just your FICO score. Mike (guest post) over at Young&Thrifty blogs; “What your Credit Report Knows that You may Not“. Save your self from suprises, be proactive, take out your credit report on regular basis and review it, carefully that is.
Do you ever get asked to lend money to family or friends? How does it make you feel? It’s a tough choice, lend or not to lend, when it comes to family and friends. Kevin from Thousandaire blogs “Never Loan Money to Friends or Family”. Now remember there is a difference between “loaning” and “giving”. Sometimes it’s just better to give, if you can afford it. Will save you a lot of headaches down the road.
Hope y’all have a safe & happp Friday 13th.