Personal Finance Week in Review for August 17

by Sean Bryant on August 17, 2012

Two weeks from today I will be hopping on a plane and heading back to Chicago for the long Labor Day weekend.  My wife and I have tickets to watch our Alma Mater, the University of Iowa, play Northern Illinois at Soldier Field in the opening weekend of college football.  Sure is hard to believe that is already football season, but I am really excited.  This is one of my favorite times of year.

I can’t believe that #FINCON12 is only 19 days away.  I am so excited to get the chance to meet all the awesome bloggers and companies that I have been working with.  If you are heading to Denver I will be taking a group of people to the Great Divide brewery tour on Thursday September 6 at 2:30PM.  If you enjoy a good beer then come along and say hi.

For those of you who haven’t read my latest article on make sure you do so.

Keep Kids Entertained for the Rest of the Summer Without Spending Much Money

Now for some of my favorite blog posts this week.  Want to see yourself on this list?  Add me to your round-ups, because I love returning favors 🙂

Creating New Income Streams: The Challenging Face of Financial Savings – Modest Money

The Rich Are Getting Richer – Money Smart Guides

Who to Bank With – Best Online Banks – Work Save Live

What Can You Get for $10 – Outlier Model

The Job Interview Question That is Always Asked: “Are There any Questions that you Have for Us?” – See Debt Run

Maybe Home Ownership Isn’t For You – Finance Fox

Get a Roomie – Tips for Finding a Great Roommate – Fearless Men

Should You Pay off Interest on Your Students Loans While in School – From Shopping to Saving

Dating on a Budget – My Canuck Buck

How to Negotiate to Lower your Credit Card Interest Rates – Free From Broke

How to Negotiate Medical Debt – Ready For Zero

My Favorite Quirky College Saving Strategy – The Free Financial Advisor

Carnivals Mentioning OneSmart Dollar

Carnival of Personal Finance

Masses vs Great Design and a Round-Up

Carnival of Retirement


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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 his wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his two kids and dog Charlie.
  • Thanks for the mention Sean. It’s too bad I won’t be going to FinCon this year. It would be great to meet you and all the other financial bloggers. 2013 for sure though.

  • John Mummery

    Thanks for the mention! We’ll be sure to get you in next week. Is there a specific article you’d like us to include? You can email me or mention here.

  • Shannon_ReadyForZero

    Thanks so much for including us! Have a great trip to Chicago!

  • AverageJoe

    I was admiring that brewery tour. If I’m there soon enough, I’d love to join in the fun. Thanks for including my quirky post!

  • Thanks for including Jeff’s post, Sean! I didn’t know you were going to fincon….see you there! -M

  • Thanks for the mention – have a good time at FinCon!

  • Thanks very much for the mention!

  • Thanks for the link love! I really wish I could have justified the trip for FinCon but I decided to book a seminar on the 6th and a few more the following week so it just didn’t work out. I’ll try to make it a priority next year (assuming that I’m still blogging at that time). I hope it goes well!

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  • I haven’t been to FinCon yet. I would like to go at some point. It is always really good. Hope you have a great time.

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