Personal Finance Week in Review for December 16

by Sean Bryant on December 16, 2012

So this week I finally got out on the mountain and got in a little snowboarding.  I got a half day in on Tuesday and then went up for a few hours this morning.  For how little snow have had this winter the conditions were pretty good.

Tonight we had a local Denver #FinCon13 meetup, so it was good to get together with some of the other local bloggers for awhile.  It’s not even 2013 yet and I am already looking forward to the next Financial Blogging Conference.

I wanted to make a quick mention that you need to head over to Ready for Zero and check out their two new resources available.  The first is Career tips and they have featured our article on how to answer the top 10 most common interview questions.  The second new section is Relationships and Money where they have featured our article how to talk about money with your partner.

My Favorite Articles This Week

Buying a House at 20 – How I Did It - Making Sense of Cents

What Will the Fiscal Cliff Mean to Health Care – Eyes on the Dollar

Winter Vehicle Maintenance: Saving you Money in the Long Run - Canadian Budget Binder

My Plan for Early Retirement – Outlier Model

A Frugal Persons View on Holiday Tipping - Frugal Rules

Responsible Holiday Party Hosting – Finance Fox

Increasing Insurance Deductible to Save Money – Debt Roundup

Making a House a Home - Club Thrifty

Paying for Self Employment Tax Year Round - Modest Money

How Do You View Your Money - Work Save Live

The Fiscal Cliff and Your Paycheck - The Family Finances

What Does $1 Mean to You? - I Heart Budgets

Should I Pay off My Mortgage Early or Look for a Better Return? - My Money Design

Are Your Finances and Amazing Race? - Money Master Mom

What to Include in Your Net Worth? - Planting Our Pennies

10 Ways to Save Money by Buying Alternatives - Money Smart Guides

Can Cheap Labor Make Your Lazy? - Reach Financial Independence

Carnivals

Carnival of Money Pros

Nerdy Finance

Carnival of Financial Camaraderie

Festival of Frugality

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.
  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks for the mention Sean! Glad you were able to get in some snowboarding this week. We had another dusting yesterday, but really nothing to speak of at all.

    • http://www.freesnatcher.com/ Sean @ FreeSnatcher.com

      Sounds like the mountain are going to get 1-2 feet on Wed so I am pretty excited.

  • http://twitter.com/moneymastermom Mandy Knight

    Thanks for including my post Sean! Hope you enjoyed your meetup. We’re headed to Vegas at the beginning of January for Blog World, and some forward thinking people set up a meeting up for PF bloggers attending. We’re looking forward to it.

    • http://www.freesnatcher.com/ Sean @ FreeSnatcher.com

      Really cool that you are going to Blog World. I thought about going.

  • http://www.youngadultmoney.com/ DC @ Young Adult Money

    Very cool to see so many local #FinCon groups getting together. We had our Minneapolis-St. Paul meetup a month ago and it was a blast. I also heard that Atlanta has a local group.

    • http://www.freesnatcher.com/ Sean @ FreeSnatcher.com

      We started the one here in Denver earlier this year and It has been good to get to know everyone a little better then just by their blog title.

  • Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    Congrats on getting mentioned by ReadyforZero a few times! I hope you enjoyed the snow and boarding! It would be so nice to get away for the day and do that…

    I need to start planning now for FinCon! I know it’s a long ways out but if I don’t start budgeting for it now then I’m not sure I’ll be able to go again!

    • http://www.freesnatcher.com/ Sean @ FreeSnatcher.com

      Get on top of that. I expect to see you there. :-)

  • http://www.moneylifeandmore.com/ Lance@MoneyLife&More

    I’ve been skiing all of once and I was pretty bad! Didn’t even get off the bunny slopes. Now I live in Florida and skiing is pretty far away… I don’t see me getting better any time soon.

    Glad you’re enjoying the snow though!

    • http://www.freesnatcher.com/ Sean @ FreeSnatcher.com

      Yeah you cant do a whole lot of skiing in Florida unless it’s behind a boat.

  • http://www.debtroundup.com/ Grayson @ Debt Roundup

    Thanks for the mention. Nice job on getting included by ReadyforZero. That is quality work!

    • http://www.freesnatcher.com/ Sean @ FreeSnatcher.com

      No problem Grayson.

  • Shannon_ReadyForZero

    Thanks so much for mentioning our new resource centers :). And it must be nice to live in a place where you can go snowboarding often! I’m too much of a chicken to ever try it, but it does look like a lot of fun!

    • http://www.freesnatcher.com/ Sean @ FreeSnatcher.com

      I actually find snowboarding to be much easier that skiing.

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