Kris and I leave for our African safari in just over a week. We’re mostly packed, have housesitting arranged (it’s almost like we should just have a permanent room-mate with as much as we’re gone), and have been experiencing only minor side effects from our anti-malarial drug. We’re basically ready to go — except that I haven’t had time to get the blog prepped for my absence. Real Life keeps getting in the way.
So, for the next week, I will eat, breathe, and sleep money. Most of my time will be spent writing and editing articles for my absence. I have some great posts planned, and I like the stuff I’ve seen from the staff writers and the guest writers (including GRS favorite Gail Vaz-Oxlade, who’s given me three pieces to publish). Plus, there are some fun reader stories coming up.
I’m not sure what kind of internet access I’ll have on my trip. Will I really be able to blog while watching wildlife in the Kalahari Desert? I’m skeptical, but maybe I’ll be surprised.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the best GRS articles from January:
- January 3rd: How to Take Control of Your Finances in 2011 (by J.D.)
- January 8th: The Laundry Agreement (by J.D.)
- January 17th: The Importance of Salary Negotiation (by Sierra)
- January 18th: Caring for Aging Parents (by J.D.)
- January 19th: Think You Can’t Afford an Emergency Fund? Think Again! (by Donna)
- January 21st: The Best Online Bank for Service and Security? (Reader Question)
- January 25th: When to Walk Away from a Bad Mortgage (by Sierra)
- January 26th: How to Loan Money to Friends (Without Ruining the Relationship) (by April)
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