My weekend was far busier than I anticipated but hey, that’s life and it’s all good busy around here these days.
I’m changing the way I do some things around here so this Linkworthy will be a bit different.
My pick for this week goes to Austin at Foreigners Finance. He played off an article I wrote about some personal finance tools, but he focused on his preferred method of managing his finance, a simple Google Docs spreadsheet that he manually enters everything into and keeps very granular track of his money. Personally, I’m a techy and a huge automation nut. I use Mint.com for my budgeting software but I can see Austin’s point, “Since you’re manually putting in the numbers, you’ll understand your money better.”
Putting yourself right in the mix, just like when you bake a cake. If you bake a cake, you can understand all the ingredients going into it, all the hard work it took to make and you can better understand and enjoy the final product. Others that eat that cake may enjoy it, but will not have the same understanding of what it took to put everything together and make that cake.
Austin’s Foreigner’s Finance is a really interesting site. I’m intrigued at his background and his current way of life, teaching English in Japan. Very cool.
Here are the roundups PF Firewall was mentioned in:
- Friday Roundup – Planting The Garden Edition at Not Made of Money.
- Yakezie Weekly Round-up: Better Late Than Never at Engineering Your Finance.
- Dr. Deans Roundup at The Millionaire Nurse.
- College For 10K and his Yakezie Round-up #3.
- Friday Finance Followers at Suburban Dollar.
- What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy held at Wealth Pilgrim.
- Money Reasons writes the Yakezie Challenge Carnival #7.
- Brunch with Christine at Money Funk
I wanted to thank all of you Yakezie members for the way you really reach out to each other and help each other. I think the group is turning more into a close family than a group of bloggers. br>
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