Spruced Up: Best of PF #1

Every week, I spend hours reading other personal finance blogs.  Starting today, I’ll be posting a regular round-up of all the best posts from the week, so check them out!

Update: I’m competing in the Yakezie challenge, and trying to get my Alexa ranking down below 200,000 by October.  If you’d like to help, you can install the Alexa toolbar, which helps improve my ranking.

Now, on the the Spruced Up picks of the week:

Ashley at Money Talks gave her personal experience of teaching and discussing the needs and wants as kids see them.

Dave at Money in the 20s taught me something new with buying a used car from your employer, something that I never considered to be a good deal before.

Kevin at Debt Eye gave many suggestions about spending wisely on electronics, vacations, and more.

Andrea at So Over Debt wrote about the two ways to get out of debt (and there really only are two). While spending less often seems like the most practical option, at some point you also need to work towards making more.

J.D. at Get Rich Slowly wrote a great post on how he makes money. J.D. put all theory aside by recapping many different ways he’s increased his cash flow in the past.

Kevin at Thousandaire hosted the Total Money Blog Carnival this week. Kevin added an interesting twist to the carnival with inspiration from the narrowly-avoided government shutdown.

Thanks for checking in, and don’t forget to come back next week as I edge closer to the Money After College release date.


  1. Thanks for the mention!

  2. Margo Mosher says

    This is a neat idea to post summaries of the other finance blogs. Makes your blog a great one-stop shop to get the low-down on what’s being posted this week that might be of interest to me. Thanks for doing the leg work!

  3. Thanks for the inclusion!

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