Stuff to Read While I’m Gone

As most of you know, I’m in Chicago for the Financial Blogger Conference! In an effort to concentrate on enjoying myself and learning a ton about improving my site, I won’t be writing again until I recover get back.

Never fear, though - I didn’t leave you with nothing to do while I’m gone.

Some of my awesome PF blogger friends weren’t able to attend FINCON11, and they’re probably kind of depressed about it. So I thought it would be cool if you visited them for awhile. Maybe comment on a few posts and subscribe to some of the awesomeness while you’re there!

I’ll tell you a little bit about each site, and I’m trusting you to keep them company until I get home!

My Personal Finance Journey - Jacob posts about investing a lot, which normally scares me away, but he’s able to do it in a way that makes sense. Instead of all these boring details about individual stocks, he talks more about the impact of overall strategies and major economic events on the average person’s finances. Notable post title: Are You Balancing Frugal Living With Fun?

20s Finances - Corey is a blogging noob but I really like his site. Especially after the Twitter smackdown in which I convinced him to JUST SAY NO to partial RSS feeds. Rest easy knowing you can now subscribe without having to click through to read his posts, which are totally worth reading. Notable post title: How I Furnished My Entire Apartment for $600

The College Investor - Robert provides all kinds of advice to students/young adults who want to start their financial futures on the right track. I will admit I usually skip his weekly market thoughts because I don’t understand them (which is my fault, not his), but other than that his site is full of solid advice. Notable post title: 5 Biggest Career Mistakes

Mainstream Mom - Andrea (no relation) has been blogging for awhile, but I only recently discovered her site. It is BEAUTIFULLY designed and her posts are short but packed full of information. (If you read here, you’ll probably be thrilled to see someone who can make a point without writing a novel.) Notable post title: Chicken Pox, Debt, and Calamine Lotion

DollarVersity - Eric is one of my favorite people to banter with on Twitter. He describes his site best: “The articles here are meant to take take common social and financial issues and challenge those norms, getting people to question things and think for themselves.” True story. Notable post title: 4 First Date Tips for Singles on a Budget

Sustainable Personal Finance - Mr. and Mrs. SPF are working to meet their financial goals in socially responsible ways. You’ll find a mix of posts about everything from saving money to reducing your carbon footprint. I’m the first to admit I’m not as environmentally conscious as I should be, but this site inspires me to work on improving that. Notable post title: Cross Border Shopping (they’re from Canada)

Cash Flow Mantra - This is another one of those sites that intimidates me a little, but I still get tons of good info from it when I stop being such a wimp. Here, you’ll find everything from the bare basics of finance to specific posts on saving, spending, and earning money. Notable post title: My Mom Thinks Hedonics are Crap

My Journey to Millions - Evan wants to be a millionaire, and his site shares the information he’s using to become one someday. Unlike me, Evan is actually qualified to talk about financial stuff since he has a degree in Economics. Notable post title: I Feel Guilty Making Unnecessary Purchases (me too!)

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  • 20′s Finances

    Enjoy the conference. Thanks for the smackdown (I guess…).

  • Jason@LiveRealNow

    I won’t be able to do any of that. :(

  • Andrea @ SoOverDebt

    I’m pretty sure you have a good reason. FINCON11 attendees are exempt!

  • Andrea @ SoOverDebt

    You know you loved it. :)

  • First Gen American

    Have a great time! Never fear. I’m sure the internet will still be here in a few days time.

  • Jacob @ MPFJ

    Thanks so much for the mention! Enjoy the conference! I look forward to hearing about it.

  • Jacob @ MPFJ

    Full length RSS posts are the way to go!

  • Robert

    Thanks for the mention! Help me help you understand my weekly market update!

  • Bucksome

    Can’t wait to meet you, but I’m sad the others won’t be there.

  • Jackie

    Have fun at FINCON! I’m looking forward to all the posts about it that I’m sure will appear!

  • Tiffany

    Hope you have a great time at the conference in Chi Town. Thinks for the readings but seeing as this is the first time to your site Im sure I will find a lot to read to keep me busy until you get back.

  • Andrea @ SoOverDebt

    Welcome, Tiffany! Thanks for visiting - hope you find something worth reading!!