It’s a new year with a brand new start for Money for College Project. I hope many of you were able to read my recent post on my change in focus and mission. There are still many changes that are being worked through, but I promise that they will all be much more beneficial to you. I’m also not one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but it seems that everyone around me in my family does. In fact, my sister is so adamant about her resolutions that I believe her tactic for sticking to them is public accountability. I suppose it works for her.
I was thinking about this concept of public accountability and realized that this is exactly what I am doing on this blog. I doubt many of you know me personally, outside of this blog of course, but we have all formed an online community and we do hold each other accountable for our actions. With our new journey of saving for our child’s future, I want to even more accountable with you. I want to share more details of our financial progress towards our savings goals, and I want you to be able to learn from my mistakes. So I suppose, I did make a New Year’s Resolution after all.
Here are some good reads for your edification!
Money for College Project
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/05/january-time-to-complete-fafsa-to-maximize-your-financial-aid/” color=”red”] Time to Complete Your FAFSA[/button] It’s January which means that it is FAFSA time again. 3 Quick tips to help you on your way as you work through completing the FAFSA and applying for financial aid at your college or university.
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/04/money-for-college-projects-radical-changes-a-new-focus-and-a-new-mission-and-something-really-exciting/” color=”red”] Money for College New Mission and Focus[/button] This is the post that explains in detail the upcoming changes to Money for College Project. I have been humbled by the support and encouragement that you have shown, so this will be an exciting time for me as we move forward with our adoption, and move forward with the changes to this blog.
[button link=”http://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/02/5-ways-you-can-avoid-credit-score-shock/” color=”red”] 5 Ways to Avoid Credit Score Shock[/button] Your credit score is the holy grail of financial measures. You need to protect it at al costs. Unfortunately, many of ud not have the first clue as to how to protect this score. here are 5 quick and easy tips to help you get your credit score to a respectable level.
Awesome Articles You Need to Read
[button link=”http://artofmanliness.com/2012/01/03/a-resolution-for-romance-the-52-loves-notes-challenge/”] 52 Love Notes Challenge[/button] Art of Manliness wrote a really inspiring article about getting back to letter writing in romance. I agree that it is a lost art, and yet a very effective one. I can’t promise that I am joining this challenge, but I plan to write a note or 2 for my wife, and see what happens!
[button link=”http://www.budgetinginthefunstuff.com/december-2011-blog-statistics-and-2011-totals/”] BiFS December Income Stats[/button] What can I say, Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff once again rocks it. She also threw out her totals for 2011, which are impressive considering she just went full-time beginning in August. Rock on!
[button link=”http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/story/_/id/7413843/gifts-casinos-cash-one-virginia-tech-player-says-bowl-week-too-many-distractions”] College Football Bowl Week Excess[/button] For those college football fans out there, and also for any of you who couldn’t care less, here is one insightful and scathing review of the excess of the college football bowl week. The Virginia Tech long snapper records his experience over the past 4 years, and makes some very smart recommendations on how to curb this excess. Sounds like this guy was raised by some financially sound parents. Hats off to him for speaking his mind on a very touchy subject!
[button link=”2012/01/04/financial-goals-2012/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – Financial Goals 2012[/button]
[button link=”http://blog.themillionairenurse.com/2012/01/02/new-years-resolutions-an-alternative/” color=”green”] The Millionaire Nurse – New Year’s Resolutions[/button]
[button link=”http://dailymoneyshot.net/bloggers-give-back/” color=”green”] Daily Money Shot – Bloggers Give Back[/button]
[button link=”http://www.moneybeagle.com/2012/01/january-2012-check-in-on-ally-demand-notes.html” color=”green”]Money Beagle – ALLY Demand Notes[/button]
[button link=”http://knsfinancial.com/holiday-drugstore-shopping-spent-9-made-17-and-picked-up-a-lot-of-great-products/” color=”green”] KNS Financial – Drug Store Shopping[/button]
[button link=”http://www.bucksomeboomer.com/the-future-of-energy-is-green/” color=”green”] Bucksome Boomer – Green Energy[/button]
[button link=”http://www.investinthemarkets.com/stock-analysis/yum-a-food-stock-with-tasty-numbers/” color=”green”] Invest in the Markets – Invest in YUM[/button]
[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=302″ color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – 2011 = Winning[/button]
[button link=”http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2011/12/home-ownership-and-mortgage-insurance.html” color=”green”] My Personal Financial Journey – Mortgage Insurance[/button]