Who let the blogs out!? #5

by Nick on March 24, 2012

Miss me yet?  No!?!  Wow – how embarrassing… So this is a really fun Who let the blogs out?! for me – the first I’m publishing after the switch from Blogger to WordPress.  So far I’m pretty happy with the move.  I had some “comment” issues, which you’ll notice on some older posts (apparently the comment software I was using isn’t very “happy” with the transition.   Most, if not all, of the older comments are back now but they moved my replies to the end instead of right below each comment like they are with all of the new posts.)

Also, my subscription setting have been a bit cranky so if you haven’t been seeing updates from me, you might want to try resubscribing using the buttons on the top of the right sidebar.  This is also a good time to shamelessly promote my RSS feed.  I’m hoping to build up a solid group of subscribers, so if you haven’t subscribed yet and can stand getting these post a few times a week in your reader, please subscribe, ok?  Pretty please :)

How are you enjoying the new layout?  A bit busy, right?  All in all, I like it.  It’s much easier to figure out than blogger – which I can’t believe because I was on blogger for almost two years!  I also have a top secret blogger bud who is playing around with a new, bold (READ: Obnoxious) banner to replace the blurry one ^^^ up there ^^^.  Once that’s done I’ll hold a vote (assuming I can figure out how to hold a vote…) and winner takes all (tie goes to the new design too).  So that’s something to look forward to.  By the way, when someone says “I want to design something really loud and obnoxious, you know, to be more consistent with your writing style,” should I be offended, haha!  (In case you’re wondering, I was not offended.  I thought “wow, somebody gets me.”  :)

OK – time for a few of my favorite posts for the week.  Make sure to “like” and “tweet” the crap out of this roundup to spread the word about some fancy pants posts from around the “Internets!”  With the move, I’m playing a bit of catch up and may have missed a “shout out” or two, so if I did, shoot it over and I’ll link it here.

House Hunting on Pause (via @bitfs) // a bit of reflection on self employment and house hunting

February 2012 Debt Update and Blog Update  (via @IAmDebtProject) // some people aren’t big fans of personal updates, but I love seeing people crush their debt

I Paid Off My Student Loans – Seriously – All of Them (via @narrowbridge) // more debt crushing

Feedback, your compass for success (via @cultofmoney) // this hit a bit close to home…as you’ll see in the comments

Mutual Funds versus Hedge Funds (via @iam1percentblog) // I’m generally a mutual fund guy myself…

Folly of paying someone to cook for you (via @modestmoney) // I suck at avoiding restaurants…

13 Reasons NOT to have a budget – and 1 reason you SHOULD (via @moneyinfant) // Don’t tease me with 13 reasons and then knock me back with one reason that trumps the rest!  Haha – OK, I’ll stick with my budget :)

The end of buy and hold? (via @moneysma) // as you’ll see in the comments, I’m more of a “buy and buy more” guy… but I like to sell losers to effectively buy other funds I believe in at a discount after the tax deduction for the loss…

Who let my blog out?!

In addition to highlighting some of my favorite posts I try and troll the net when I’m bored.  Every once in a while I find people who give Step Away from the Mall a shout out on their sites either in round-ups, posts or carnivals.  Again, I’m sure I miss some so let me know if I missed you and I’ll include you next week, cool?

So thank you to all of these kind, generous and attractive people who let my blog out this week or so – because of the migration I wasn’t able to do my regular roundup last week…)!

Balancing Money and Life 

Money Smart Guides (really “smart” for linking to me…)

Arbor Investment Planner

I am 1 Percent

Get Online Get On Track

Very cool stuff!  Thanks again for spreading the good stuff around the net!

Until next time, put your credit card down and slowly step away from the mall!

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