Personal Finance Week in Review for October 14

by Sean Bryant on October 13, 2012

Today was a great day. It is my wife’s 30th birthday and we ended up watching the Iowa Hawkeyes get a great win in double overtime again Michigan State. Overall that made it a pretty perfect day.

As of today my wife is 38 weeks pregnant so that next two weeks is just going to be a waiting game until our daughter is born. No worries, I will make sure to keep everyone updated so make sure you are following on Twitter.

Time to go take my wife out to a birthday dinner. Here are some of my favorite articles from around the personal finance blogosphere this week.

Invest With Your Future in Mind, Think Green – Pelican on Money

Middle Class Financial Mistakes – Money Smart Guides

How Budgeting is Like Potty Training – Frugal Rules

Getting Creative At The Workplace (And w/ Salaries) – Budgets Are Sexy

How to Get the Best Car Leasing Deal – Canadian Budget Binder

A Valedictorians Advice on How to Raise a Scholarship Kid – Eyes on the Dollar

Investing in Your Families Future With Insurance – The Outlier Model

Six Secrets of Financial Successful People –

Are you Fighting Over Money? Top 3 Money Problems in Marriage – Work Save Live

Are You a Good Tenant? Lower Your Rent! – Reach Financial Independence

12 Crazy Disney Facts You Never Knew – The Savvy Scot

Free and Simple Ways to Do Good – Modest Money

Early Retirement: Passive and Almost Passive Income – This is Common Cents

Volunteerism: Men Should be an Influence of Good – Fearless Men

Expenses You Should Budget for When Buying a Brand New House – Tackling Our Debt

Debt and Wealth Creation: A Delicate Symbiosis – Planting Our Pennies

To Pay Down or To Invest – Debts ‘n Taxes

7 Things Guys Should Not Say at Work – The Free Financial Advisor

Travel Europe Like a King by Traveling Sensibly – Making Sense of Cents

Going on Vacation When in Debt – Finance Fox


Young and Thrifty Weekend Ramblings

Carnival of Financial Planning

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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.
  • CanadianBudgetBinder

    How exciting for the both of you. Congratulations and please keep us updated. You’ve both been blessed. Thanks for the link mate.. Mr.CBB

  • Veronica

    tic toc tic toc. Wish your wife a happy birthday on behalf of a personal finance blogger :) I’m not sure how much that matters, haha! what did you guys have for dinner? Hope it’s not sushi! BTW, I’m quite surprised my article is #1 on your list (maybe the order doesn’t matter.)

    • Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      Nothing special just a mexican restaurant that she had a craving for.

  • John S @ Frugal Rules

    Thanks for the mention Sean. I remember waiting for our first one, those are fun times! Have a great weekend.

  • Pauline

    Thank you Sean for the mention. You guys must be so excited! Enjoy those last moments just the two of you!

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  • Savvy Scot

    Thanks a million for the shout out! 😀

  • Kim

    I’m glad you went out. It might be a while before you get to do that together again. Thanks for the mention. Will be watching for an announcement soon.

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  • DebtsnTaxes

    Thanks for the mention Sean. Good idea taking the wife out. Probably not going to be able to do that for a little while. Hope it all goes good for you two, well three.

  • AverageJoe

    That was a disgusting win. I’m sad that it took beating the best school on earth to make your wife’s birthday. Why couldn’t you just take her to dinner? Well, at least there’s still the Detroit Tigers….

    • Sean @ One Smart Dollar

      Thank god you’re not a Michigan fan :-)

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