Haha. Here I thought that once I finished my manuscript I’d magically have more time to write at Get Rich Slowly. That’ll happen soon, but I’m not there yet. Turns out editing is just as much work as writing — it’s just a different kind of work.
I have to edit all 14 chapters of Your Money: The Missing Manual by next Monday, which is a huge task, especially when you consider my goal is to polish everything and create a tie it all together. As a result, I’ll be sparse around here. In fact, I may have to publish a couple of guest posts this week and next.
In the meantime, it’s been a while since I shared a roundup of interesting links. I’ve stumbled across a few lately that I’d like to share.
First up, here’s the story of Katharine Hibbert, a woman who lives in London without money. I’ve shared a couple of similar stories in the past, but Hibbert’s is different. Whereas other “no money” types live lifestyles that don’t appeal to me (living in a cave, drinking urine, and so on), she’s able to make a go of it without anything too radical. (Her use of a cell phone makes me scratch my head, though. How is that possible without money?)
Over at Card Ratings, Curtis Arnold has posted his list of the best credit cards of 2009. As I mentioned last week, I’ve actually considered going back to a no-credit kind of life. But I recognize that some folks love finding new cards. If you’re one of them, check out this list.
Ramit at I Will Teach You to Be Rich has been writing a lot lately about how to earn more money. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best way to turbo-charge your financial success is by earning extra income. I don’t cover this topic as much as I should around here, especially considering how important it is. One of Ramit’s recent posts describes how to turn your skills into services people will pay for. Great stuff.
Matt at Steadfast Finances wrote a great article about visualizing how your stuff owns you. This is basically another approach to the “real hourly wage” from Your Money or Your Life, but the visual aspect sets it apart. I love this.
Finally, FMF from Free Money Finance asked me to point out he’s started his “March Madness” blog tournament. This is like the NCAA basketball tournament, but pits the best blog posts from the past year against each other. I’m honored to have a few in the running. If you have the time and inclination, go vote for your favorites!
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