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Palm Sunday Roundup

I had almost forgotten that today was Palm Sunday as I spent Friday night & Saturday wrapped up in a large project. This is an exciting one for me, as I made the decision earlier this spring to join the church I’ve been attending–if they’ll have me. It’s a fantastic place, Welcoming, I feel at home there like no other church I’ve attended. The decision has made attending much more meaningful–though I should probably tell the pastors that I did decide, haven’t found the right time yet and know there’ll be an opportunity later this spring.

Your vote is needed to decide the Free Money Finance March Madness Championship. Two bloggers I know and like with two great articles are pitched in battle against each other for two noble causes. It’s tough. Voting will be open until Thursday.

The article that struck me most this week was Plonkee’s on the fringe benefits of being employed. People talk about the benefits of being self-employed or of choosing to devote oneself to parenting. There are definite benefits to each one. As someone who was self-employed to a great degree last year, I found this article resonated with my experience. There are some things about working in an office that can’t be beat.

For you high-tech debt-snowballers, Blunt Money has launched a debt snowball application for the iPhone or iPod Touch. I don’t have one myself, but it looks like an awesome app.

Mr. Cheap at Four Pillars wrote about ethics in negotiations. There are times to get a good deal and times to be a good person. Hopefully one can do both.

Gather Little by Little won several points for quoting Yoda. He encourages people to commit to actually doing what they’re trying to do.

A guest poster at My Two Dollars talked about the importance of knowing your financial history. Micah and I have discussed our financial histories, how we observed our parents handling money, and it’s made a difference in how we understand each other and how we interact about finances.

And taxes are due on April 15th! If you won’t be done before then, find out how to file a tax extension at Cash Money Life.

Finally, if you’d like to see more personal finance posts in one place, there’s another site to check out besides and Alltop. The recently-launched Great Nexus site has a section aggregating post titles from pf blogs which have joined (unlike, which takes entire feeds from sites which may not have). So check out the what’s new in personal finance.

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April 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm


Four Pillars April 5, 2009 at 7:53 am

Thanks a lot for the link – nice roundup!

Patrick April 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

Palm Sunday, then Good Friday and Easter. Where has time gone this year? Sigh. It’s all moving much too fast!

Servant April 5, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Enjoyed the intro to other places. I’ve learned some new things clicking around your site. Good info!

bluntmoney April 6, 2009 at 12:17 am

Thanks for the mention 🙂

plonkee April 6, 2009 at 7:38 am

I miss Palm Sunday. Still, I can’t forget about Easter because we have two holidays this weekend (Friday and Monday).

Any post that quotes Yoda deserves to be highlighted, I enjoyed that one too.

Adam April 8, 2009 at 12:34 am

Yay! (to the first paragraph–I didn’t get past that!)

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