Link love (Powered by long weekends and golden dumplings)

Today, I’m over it.

Stop writing posts about:

  • How to save money at the grocery store
  • Why buying a new car is a waste of money
  • Why renting beats buying

Basically, any topic that has already been done to death a thousand times.

And write more interesting posts. Awesome reads, like the ones below:


One journalist offers an insight into working life behind a paywall.

The female half of Newlyweds on a Budget explains why she’s like a “professional job-getter”.

Some insights on how to promote books via blogs, thanks to Alexis Grant.

Small Steps for Big Change, a professor no less, writes about ability vs desire in the success equation.

Do you need a bookkeeper? What do they do anyway? Find out at Jargon Writer.


Leslie at 27 And Frugal struggles with money issues and family guilt.

Thousandaire Kevin tells us why you should never get in a fight over a dollar.

PR Firewall blogs about why he went to college but you shouldn’t.


I had just been pondering the difference between goat and feta cheese, so this was timely:

Aloysa at The Kitchen Sink shares her experience of mixing relationships and the workplace.

Dana at Pushing Thirtyy on dating a man raised by women. It’s not as bad as you might think.

At Minting Nickels, Lindy cuts back on drycleaning and learns to iron.

Molly at These Little Moments reflects on her journey of motherhood.

LL at Shiftless and Lazy has scored a book deal. Living the dream!

Not That Kind of Girl shares a pictorial rendition of the night she hung out with her middle-school crush.

Diary of Why blogs about why she was never homecoming queen.

Distractible Jane wonders whether having expectations spells certain disappointment.

And at Stratejoy, Lindsey crafts the “about me” statement she wants to write in five years’ time. I’d love to do the same, if I had any idea how I wanted it to read.

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Thanks to Dough Roller for including me in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance roundup!

10 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by long weekends and golden dumplings)

  • Reply nicoleandmaggie October 23, 2010 at 13:43

    Was our post the other week about why it’s not bad to buy a new car ok?

  • Reply FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com October 23, 2010 at 14:02

    I feel that way too. I write stuff like those posts and think: AGAIN? ARG.

    That’s why I’m writing more about career lately. PF seems so done.

  • Reply SS4BC October 23, 2010 at 14:26

    Thanks for the link love. <3

    Also, your intro is hilarious. On one hand I agree, on the other hand I guess none of us are terribly interesting when it boils right down to it. We just write about our discoveries as we have them. 😉

  • Reply aloysa October 24, 2010 at 06:55

    Hey, thank you for including in your reading picks! and don’t worry about being redundant with some topics. Everyone’s persepctive is unique.

  • Reply findingserenity2010 October 24, 2010 at 08:35

    HA! My sentiments, too! I’m just going to keep writing about life and stupid things I do to save money (that backfire)


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  • Reply First Gen American October 25, 2010 at 10:53

    Funny. Coincidentally, someone asked to write a guest post on my blog this week. At first, I said yes even though it was blatantly a way to get a link to their credit counseling site. But the article was this lamo 4 “tips to save money.” I changed my mind and said no. Coincidentally my website got hacked the next day. Major bummer. I am wondering if it’s related.

  • Reply nicoleandmaggie October 25, 2010 at 14:35

    First Gen– Good call on the no. I would have been disappointed! That sucks that your website got hacked. 😐

    We do have a few posts that we consider to be the end-all and be-all of our word on a much tread-over subject (and not just us making an annoyed statement against the ignorant status quo as with our you can buy a new car and you’re not stupid post). These will have titles like, “The weddings post” or “The do you pre-pay your mortgage post” or “The allowances post.”

    • Reply eemusings October 26, 2010 at 14:24

      Haha, I don’t recall seeing that post! Just had a quick squiz back at the last couple weeks of archives and can’t spot it, either.

  • Reply payingmyself October 26, 2010 at 02:59

    I was thinking a similar thing! I’ve taken to barely reading a lot of the posts in my Reader because it’s the same old thing. BUT on the other hand, when I was first starting out, those posts were interesting and useful to me. When those posts come up I think we need to remember that someone, somewhere needs to read them, even if we don’t. Nonetheless, I might be cleaning out my Reader of some of the blogs that post so many “basic” posts shortly.

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