Some of my favorite bloggers have just turned 1 year’s old recently. I wanted to take a few minutes and introduce you their blogs if you haven’t read them yet. I’m sure most of you have since they are some of the big players in the Personal Finance Niche. Come October I’m sure will be reflecting back to my blogging debut, let’s just hope I can help people as much as this crew has.
Matt Jabs started Debt Free Adventure just over a year ago. I’ve been reading his blog since this past July. Matt continues to draw me in daily with every post, he’s definitely a great role model. Let’s took a trip back in time to read his first post. I think it’s probably his best title “Hello World” 🙂
My prayer for this website is that the Lord will lead me in my efforts, will work through me to help my family and my readers, and will bless my efforts fruitfully; for without his blessing all is vain.
Mission accomplished. Matt has help many of his readers, including myself. If you have a question about personal finance, Matt has a Ask Matt Jabs section on his blog you should check out.
Wojciech Kulicki (a.k.a. Wojo) is blogger who is all business. His blog Fiscal Fizzle also just turned one year’s old. Wojo writes very detailed posts that sometimes strike up some great debates. Looking through the archives I found his first post Income Tax Refunds Are Bad and had to laugh after reading it.
I quickly discovered that I would once again be getting a nice check from Uncle Sam come April, and was deeply disappointed. Am I crazy? Nope, because tax refunds are bad!
I opened my W-2’s this year and slapped those numbered into TubroTax and I will be getting a nice chunk-o-change from Uncle Sam. I was fairly mad about this. I’d much rather get more money every pay check then let the government hold onto it for me. Then it dawned on me, I didn’t claim my daughter on my W-4’s. She was born in December and I completely forgot about it. Go read Wojo’s post and get a better understanding of why is not a benefit to get money back.
Kyle runs the blog Suburban Dollar, which also turned 1 this month. I came across Kyle’s site many months ago through twitter updates. The post was a list about Wealthy Bloggers. Always curious, I followed the link to the Suburban Dollar’s Wealthy Bloggers list. I thought is was a really cool idea and I’ve been reading this great blog ever since. Oh by the way, Kyle was kind enough to add me to the list. I’ve got a long way to go to catch the big dogs, but it sure does help to motivate me.
Tom Drake runs the blog called Canadian Finance. His blog turned 1 on February 2nd this year. Tom is another hard working blogger who is always around twitter and Tip’d. I usually visit Tip’d at least once a day to see who’s posting and what the hot topics are. I never fail to run into Tom’s posts on Tip’d. I credit Tom for introducing me to this wonderful website.
I wish Matt, Wojo, Kyle, and Tom many more years of blissful blogging. Thank you for your effort and time to help us (your followers) out.
I have one last REALLY cool link for you today. My good friend Brad from Enemy Of Debt (yes, he really hates debt), is having a Challenge. The challenge is called Manage Your Money. Brad is doing the challenge to show us all the creative things we can do to manage our money. To sign up for the challenge visit the link above, it’s completely FREE. He has a bunch of prizes already lined up so what do you have to lose?
Have a GREAT Valentine’s Day everyone!!!