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Link Love: The Summer Break Edition

The kids are off school!!  Summer Break has officially begun.  Last week I wrote about some frugal summer activities we are planning.  We also have a fun and frugal trip planned up to Yellowstone in a couple of weeks.  I’m sure I will be talking your ear off about that soon enough.

My Alexa ranking went from 251,168 to 208,327.  Oh I’m so close my goal I can taste it.  Hopefully next week will be it!

And and and…. My article about privatizing Social Security was editor’s pick in the Carnival of Personal Finance!!  Yay!!  Huge thanks to Jacob at My Personal Finance Journey for hosting.  Please go check it out.

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Ok… on to the links!!

Smooth Sailing wrote about a group of high school students who displayed our budget, deficit, and national debt as pennies.  With each penny being worth one billion dollars.  Very interesting.

Evan at My Journey To Millions schooled a commentor on an article about the CEO of 3M who sold his stock for $33 Million.  I think Evan is correct and it leads you to ask yourself.  Am I leaving money on the table?

Brad at Enemy of Debt ask 6 questions to consider when improving your finances.

Ross at Go Be Rich wants to know what you would do in a world without money.  Scary!!

Pay Off Debt looks back at the moment she decided to start getting out of debt.

Paula at Afford Anything discussed the trend of getting married to qualify for college grants.  Would you do it?

Kevin at Thousandaire talks about the guy who gets Social Security so he can spend his life living like a baby.  Do you think this should not be allowed?  Do you think it’s ok to get married in order to get taxpayer dollars for college but not ok to get taxpayer dollars so you can live like a baby?  Are they both fraud?  Does what you do with the money make it any less fraudulent? Interesting.

Jeffrey at Money Spruce gave some simple tricks to defeat money worries.

Hunter at Financially Consumed listed the differences between how men and women invest.  Do you invest like a girl?

Justin at Money is the Root wonders why religious organizations were collecting money before the supposed apocolypse.  Good question!

Jeff at My Super Charged Life gave some tips on how to break out of the 9-5 with kids in tow.

Dave at Money in the 20s had an article about HSAs.  It’s my personal opinion that HSAs should be the future of health insurance.

Echo at Boomer and Echo listed his 20 favorite books on business.  All of which I would like to read.

7 comments… add one

  • Hunter May 28, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Holidays! Awesome. Thanks for the mention. Another awesome week is coming up.

  • Echo May 29, 2011, 5:30 am

    Thanks very much for the mention Ashley!

  • Jackie May 29, 2011, 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the mention :)

  • Justin @ MoneyIsTheRoot May 30, 2011, 10:02 am

    Thanks for the inclusion!

  • Paula @ AffordAnything.org May 30, 2011, 10:45 am

    Congrats on your Alexa ranking!! Thanks for the link, and looking forward to reading all the stories.

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