Great Reads Roundup

05 Oct Great Reads Roundup


Time for another roundup of the great blogs and articles out there. This is where I give a shout out to the articles I’ve read recently that I like, and I give thanks to those who have mentioned or linked to articles from this site.

Good blog posts you should read:

My University Money echoed my feelings on how the Government Can’t Create Jobs

Beating Broke suggested giving experience instead of stuff for the holidays.

Jon White wrote a great post about the difference between budgeting and tracking expenses.

James at Blue Collar Living talked about how much personal information to share on your blog.

Little House in the Valley compared debit cards to dinosaurs.

Melissa at Beating Broke proposed a No-Spend Month to save money for Christmas.

My friends Steve Stewart and Ashley Barnett discuss the privatization of Social Security on the Money Plan SOS podcast.

Ashley had a great post about budgeting for Christmas on Money Talks Coaching.

Ryan at the Daddy Difference posted the movie trailer for Courageous and is challenging dads to be… dads.

Money for College project shared some of the strangest college scholarships I’ve never heard of.

The Single Saver had some good tips for single college students to save some money.

Funancials brings up a few good points in defense of Ben Bernanke.

Retire by 40 shared some good insight on lifestyle inflation.

Ashley wrote a guest post for Aaron Hung about the elements of a successful budget.

Canadian Finance Blog wrote about How To Build An Emergency Fund

Blogs that mentioned Financial Excellence:

YoungAdultFinances.com included our guest post about saving money on school supplies in the Totally Money Blog Carnival – Celebrity Roast edition.

Invest in the Markets mentioned my podcast episode where I shared my daughter’s inexpensive ideas for spending time with family.

Growing Money Smart included my post about being too cheap to fix my glasses in the Yakezie Carnival.

My podcast about Dave Ramsey and our guest post about back to school shopping were included in the Carnival of Financial Planning.

The same podcast episode was included in the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie.

18 Comments
  • James Dibben
    Posted at 12:23h, 05 October

    Thanks for the mention, Matt!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 12:27h, 05 October

      Anytime buddy!

  • Aaron Hung
    Posted at 13:14h, 05 October

    Thanks Matt! 😀

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 15:45h, 05 October

      No prob, Aaron.

  • Jon White
    Posted at 15:18h, 05 October

    Thanks for the mention Matt. It is an honor to be grouped with all these other good articles. Keep up the good work, you are doing some good stuff!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 15:45h, 05 October

      You’re welcome Jon and thanks for the encouragement.

  • Ashley @ Money Talks
    Posted at 16:25h, 05 October

    thanks so much for the mention

  • MoneyforCollegePro
    Posted at 18:10h, 05 October

    Hey Matt, Thanks for linking to my article!

    I actually hope to start a round-up post schedule on my blog soon, and I will be sure to include some of your great article in there.

    Thanks again!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 11:45h, 06 October

      Roundups are great – I always intend to do them once a week but it always ends up being every three or four weeks.

  • Beating Broke
    Posted at 21:14h, 05 October

    Thanks for the mention, Matt! Wish you would have been able to make it to Chicago this last weekend, it was one heck of a good time!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 11:46h, 06 October

      I KNOW!!! So bummed I couldn’t make it and it’s only 2 hours away. 🙁

  • Ryan Ash
    Posted at 23:36h, 05 October

    Thanks for the mention, Matt! I really appreciate it! Thanks for the like over on my Facebook page, as well!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 11:46h, 06 October

      No problem Ryan. Not sure how I didn’t like you on Facebook before. Been following you for a while now.

  • Little House
    Posted at 07:39h, 06 October

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Funancials
    Posted at 06:43h, 10 October

    Thanks for my inclusion Matt. I was actually off work one day last week and was able to catch your video for the first time. I enjoyed it.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 06:58h, 10 October

      You’re welcome. Glad you could catch it!