Personal Finance Week on Review – Going for the Gold

by Sean Bryant on August 3, 2012

I will have to admit that I haven’t been watching very much of the olympics over the past week.  I’m going to be heading up in the mountains for a long weekend tomorrow so I will probably end up missing a few more days.  My hometown is sure holding strong over the last two Olympics though.  Four years ago, Shawn Johnson, who is from West Des Moines, IA and went to the same high school as I did, ended up winning gold in gymnastics.  Now yesterday Gabby Douglas won the overall individual gold in gymnastics.  Gabby has been living in West Des Moines and training at the same gym as Shawn did.

Being an avid outdoors person I favor the winter olympics because of skiing and snowboarding, but it has been fun to briefly catch some of the swimming and kayaking.  Have all of you been watching the olympics?  What has been your favorite sport to watch?

Some Personal Finance Reading for This Weekend

Importance of RSS Readers in Blog Marketing – Modest Money

We Are Costing Each Other Money – Add Vodka

Help I Can’t Turn The Water Off – See Debt Run

Dual Income No Kids – Making Sense of Cents

MoneyCard vs Greendot Prepaid Credit Cards – Work Save Live

Do I Need a Personal Trainer? – Young and Thrifty

My First Dine and Dash Experience – Finance Fox

Three Reasons You Should Love Dividend Stocks – Money Q&A

What is FDIC and How Does it Make us Better? – Free From Broke

Carnivals and Mentions

Carnival of Financial Planning

Carnival of Passive Investing

Weekend Ramblings and PF Blog Love

Yakezie Carnival

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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.
  • I really wish I could be watching more Olympics but I’m just too far behind on a lot of work. So I’ve been trying to play catch up instead. Anyways, thanks for the mention and enjoy your weekend up in the mountains.

  • My wife and I have been watching pretty much every night that we’re home. So far my favorite has been swimming but I’m looking forward to track and field. Have fun in the mountains!

  • I’ve been poking in and out of the Olympics. We’re on vacation right now so there hasn’t been a lot of time to really watch.

  • Thank you for the mention!! It is much appreciated.

    I admit that I have been watching a ton of the Olympics this year (the most television that I have watched in months).. but I was a big swimmer growing up, and am pretty much obsessed with the swimming events every four years in the Summer Olympics.

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