Personal Finance Week in Review for February 3, 2013 – Super Bowl Edition

by Sean Bryant on February 3, 2013

Vail SnowboardingToday is the Super Bowl and even though the Chicago Bears are not involved I am still looking forward to watching the game.  We are having some friends over and using some of the Super Bowl recipes from my wife’s article this week.  I am going to be cheering for the 49ers since they’re an NFC team however I would be happy with either team winning.

This week was pretty awesome here in Colorado as we got hammered with snow up in the mountains.  My buddy Andrew from Money Crashers and I decided to take advantage and head up to do some skiing/snowboarding.  I spent most of the day on the backside of Vail Resort in the back bowls.  There was literally powder up to my thighs in some sections.  I think of myself as being a pretty good snowboarder but this was quite the challenge.  At one point it was snowing so hard that I could barely see in front of me and I accidentally went off a ~10 foot drop-off. Below I added a video that was up on the Vail Resorts Facebook page.

For those of you who nominated your favorite personal finance blog of 2012 I want to thank you.  I am compiling all of the nominees and voting will begin this week.  For all the bloggers this will be your chance to get your readers to help you win some awesome prizes. If you are the winner you will also be given $100 to giveaway on your own website.

Now let’s get on to some of my favorite personal finance articles from this past week.

10 Mental Barriers to Paying off Debt

Make Extra Money: Start a Blog or Write for Others – Work Save Live

What to do Once Debt is Paid Off – Life and My Finances

How to Build Kick-Ass Credit Score – Street Smart Finance

Tips to Finding the Home of Your Dreams – Modest Money

5 Easy Ways to Save Money Lost Due to the Payroll Tax Increase – Frugal Rules

Financial Advisors 101: Get The Inside Scoop – Canadian Budget Binder

The Learning is in the Doing – We Only Do This Once

The Reality of Family Debt and How to Manage Your Way Out – Debt RoundUp

The Benefits of Charitable Investing – The Family Finances

A Trip to London on a Budget – Money Bulldog

Trading Currencies as an Additional Source of Income – Reach Financial Independence

Reformed Spenders Adjust to Life on a Budget – Eyes on the Dollar

Frugality Gone Wrong: The Real Cost of Owning a BMW – The Happy Homeowner

Giving to Charity on a Budget – Mo Money Mo House

How to Save Money When There is Nothing Left After Payday – Money Smart Guides

Five Key Elements to Increasing Your Income – My Alternate Life

The Mans Guide to Hosting a Winning Super Bowl Party – Fearless Men

My Dog Pablo: The Freeloading Genius – Club Thrifty

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created 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.
  • Tony@YouOnlyDoThisOnce

    Thanks so much for the mention, and have a great Superbowl party!

  • Kim

    Thanks Sean for the mention. I haven’t been to Vail in years, but the back bowls are incredible. We have our daughter in ski lessons at Hesperus, which is a little Mom and Pop ski area between Durango and Cortez. She went up the lift with her instructor four times this past week. It’s pretty awesome when your little one is learning to ski. It will be there for you before you know it.

    • I can;t wait to be able to get her on skis. Little kids learning to ski is ridiculously cute.

  • Thanks for the mention. I am jealous for Vail. I wish we had skiing like that here. I learned on ice!

  • It’s almost midnight here in Cali and I am so sad the Niners lost. Ughhh.
    Anyhow, thanks for cheering me up with the reshare of the Super Bowl hosting article!

  • That is so cool that you can just go snow boarding whenever you feel like it. I have to take at least a 3 hour plane flight and then take a 2 hour drive before I can get into the snow 🙁

  • Jason @ WorkSaveLive

    That sounds like a blast although I would have freaked out if I fell off that high of a drop-off! That’s pretty sweet you know somebody with Money Crashers…maybe you can get them to exchange some links with me. 🙂

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  • moneybulldog

    Thanks for the mention Sean, hope you enjoyed the game even though the 49ers didn’t quite get there.

  • Oh my gosh, sorry I haven’t stopped by before! I’m so jealous of your snowboarding! I would be terrified of being near anything with a drop! Well and as you know the 49er didn’t win…it was a good game though.

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