Along the Journey Weekly Roundup #1 “New” Edition

by Mike on February 2, 2010

Every Tuesday, I will post a link roundup of articles I’ve found while researching the Internet. This is the “New” Edition! Not to be confused with “New Edition”, the 1980s R&B group. But new…as in this website! I am excited to present Personal Finance Journey. The website “officially opened” on February 1, 2010, however, I’ve been writing articles throughout the month of January. I hope you’ll find the information here useful. Below are just a few of the awesome personal finance articles I came across last week. Check them out!

The Rich and Poor: My Interview With The Poor People of PNG
Craig shares his experience interviewing some of his friends in New Guinea where he works as a missionary. It’s very insightful and personally reminded me to be thankful for the small things we use every day and take for granted. (@MH4Christians)

It’s Morphin’ Time: Transform Your Financial Life
Any article that can correlate Power Rangers & finances is worth reading! All joking aside, Jason brings up great points about the benefits of making a change. (@MoneyMatters)

Free Federal Tax Software Download with TurboTax
You don’t need to pay an “arm & a leg” for Tax software. Bob shares how to file your Federal taxes for free with Turbo Tax (@ChristianPF)
Note: There are some cases when you should not do your own taxes and consult a professional. Also, if you’re taking advantage of the homebuyer’s credit it must be filed on paper.

5 Common Misconceptions About Life Insurance
Jason debunks a few life insurance myths. Bottom line: Be honest and up-front or risk the consequences. (@RedeemingRiches)

Supermarket Shopping: Generics Versus “Name” Brands
Save money by buying generic items. Michael shares his experience and cost comparison on some common items (@moneycrashers)

Top 7 Reasons I Save Receipts
Mrs. Accountability shares why she saves receipts, something I need to do a better job of organizing!

Here are a few Carnivals I was listed in. Be sure to check out all the great articles!

Carnival of Debt Reduction
Carnival of Personal Finance #242: Fun Tax Facts, hosted by CashMoneyLife (@cashmoneylife)
Carnival of Money Stories II ~ Tell Me a Fairy Tale, hosted by ModernTightwad (@andi_blackwell)

Guest posts:

Do Moral Value Impact Our Spending Patterns on TheDebtHawk (@debthawk)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erik February 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Hey Lakita,

I love the blog, it looks great. You’re definitely going to be one of the rising stars in the PF community! Thanks for linking to us! If you’d ever like to do a guest post on Money Crashers, let me know!
.-= Erik´s last blog ..10 Money Management Tips for New Married Couples =-.

2 PF Journey February 3, 2010 at 12:05 am

Thanks Erik!
I’ll take you up on that guest post offer….I’ll send you an email in the near future.


3 PF Journey February 2, 2010 at 3:10 pm

BMM, Daniel, and R2,

Thanks for the support! It’s very encouraging!

4 Jason @ Redeeming Riches February 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Very cool site! Looking forward to more of your stuff. Thanks for the link!
.-= Jason @ Redeeming Riches´s last blog ..3 Fun and Geeky Ways to Save With Your Email =-.

5 Daniel February 2, 2010 at 9:31 am

Welcome to the party!
.-= Daniel´s last blog ..Tried And Tested: Pay Yourself First =-.

6 Bible Money Matters February 2, 2010 at 9:10 am

Thanks for the link, and love the look of your new site! Can’t wait to read more of your stuff!
.-= Bible Money Matters´s last blog ..Financial Considerations Of Selling Your Home: Should You Sell Your House? =-.

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