A few weeks ago, I mentioned that American Express launched a new community-focused website called Currency and that I would be participating as one of the writers. I’m proud to announce my first article was published yesterday. True Romance: Dating With Financial Attitudes in Mind takes a look at how you can survive early relationships in today’s world, focused more on personal finances.
As I announced yesterday, Consumerism Commentary is giving away four copies of Quicken 2011. Follow that link to find out how you can enter to win.
Here are some articles from throughout the Yakezie blog network, a motivated group of financial and lifestyle blogs threatening to take over the world.
I eat out a lot. It’s had not too as a single individual. Grocery shopping in general is somewhat designed for families. Even in normal quantities, food I buy will often spoil before I have a chance to eat all of it. But I’m not a good food planner. Mighty Bargain Hunter offers some tips for meal planning. I need to break that eating out habit; overall health, losing weight, and being fit are important to me, and I haven’t put the time in effort into doing the right things.
Couple Money presents a great primer for using Excel for saving money on phone bills. Excel is one of my favorite pieces of software since learning Lotus 1-2-3 in DOS in the 1980s. In the article, Elle shows how you can download your phone bill from your carrier’s website, convert it to Excel, analyze patterns using charts, and make decisions about changing your service.
Mind mapping is a relatively new name for an old concept. It takes the concepts of goal setting and idea creating and combines them with flow charts. In short, it is a visualization of related information. My Journey to Millions explains how you can use mind mapping to build an empire (or do anything else you would like, no matter how outrageous).
Updated December 22, 2011 and originally published October 8, 2010. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.