Roundup and Link Love – Blogger Meetup Edition

by Ron Haynes

This week I had the unique opportunity to meet Patrick, a fellow personal finance blogger who authors Cash Money Life. We ate a fantastic lunch at one of City BBQ’s locations in Ohio. As a born and bred Southerner, I must say I was impressed with the barbecue, but I was blown away at how much I learned from Patrick about blogging and his perspective on business. He is a true professional who sees the big picture. He also served his country in the armed forces. Patrick, thank you for your service to our country.

Here are some of my favorite posts from Patrick:

The road less traveled.
A penny saved is worth more than a penny earned.
25 ways I save money.
Where’s my economic stimulus check?

Be sure and subscribe to Patrick’s feed and read it daily!

Here are a few other links that I enjoyed reading this week:

The debtor’s toolkit @ The Simple Dollar.
Your take – what would you do with a million dollars? @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
Frugal or cheap? Here’s a test @ Moolanomy.
How I shaved $92.32 off a $121.66 grocery bill @ On Financial Success.
Valuable gift ideas for mother’s day @ My Supercharged Life.
Our experience staying in a rental earthship home in Taos @ The Good Human.
The soggy hotdog – A personal finance wake up call @ Frugal Dad.
The impact of gas prices on the family trip @ All Financial Matters.
One must be organized to be frugal @ Being Frugal.
Saving for retirement if your company doesn’t offer a 401k @ Sense to Save.
Inflation then and now @ Debt FREE Revolution
Want some extra income? Try odd jobs! @ The Digerati Life.
Personal finance is about freedom–what will you do with yours? @ Mrs. Micah.
Thoughts on minimizing debt while in college @ Five Cent Nickel.
Get a jump on summer with these warm weather money saving tips @ GenX Finance.
Dealing with the debt time bomb @ Gather Little By Little.
Why you should stay invested in the market @ Free Money Finance.
Everyman’s guide to decreasing expenses @ Quest For Four Pillars.
How to Turn Mistakes into Opportunities (a real life example) @ The Dough Roller.

There. Those should keep you busy and explain why I’ve been reading so much lately!

Honestly, these are some fantastic sites run by some fantastic people. If you ever get a chance to meet another blogger, I’d encourage you to do it!

About the author

Ron Haynes has written 1001 articles on The Wisdom Journal.

The founder and editor of The Wisdom Journal in 2007, Ron has worked in banking, distribution, retail, and upper management for companies ranging in size from small startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from a top MBA program and currently is a Human Resources and Management consultant, helping companies know how employees will behave in varying situations and what motivates them to action, assisting firms in identifying top talent, and coaching managers and employees on how to better communicate and make the workplace MUCH more enjoyable. If you'd like help in these areas, contact Ron using the contact form at the top of this page or at 870-761-7881.

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Thanks for including me! I always appreciate being in such good company.


Thank you Jeff! I’m always able to count on you for a great article to link with!

Frugal Dad

Great roundup, and thanks for including my “Soggy Hotdog” story. I’m envious that you got to meet up with Patrick – seems like a great guy! Who knows, maybe we can all host our own meetup one day in a central location. Would be great to put a face with all the names.


#Frugal Dad→
Thanks Frugal Dad!
Your story hit home with me and I’m sure a lot of others. I remember having several of those moments… ! (I’m a slow learner, I guess)


Ron, it was great to meet you in person. I had a great time. :)

I think I learned just as much from you, especially about business and management. You’ve got a wealth of knowledge, and I can see that your blog is aptly named. ;)



Thanks Patrick. I genuinely appreciate all the help you’ve given me and hope I can return the favor in some small way.

I STILL hope we can get a bunch of us together and get some vendor(s) to pay for it!

Aaron Stroud

Ron, I’m glad to know you’re following along and that you’ve decided to include me with such great company too!


#Aaron Stroud→

Thanks Aaron. Glad to have your blog and glad to link to it!

Mr. Cheap

Thanks for the inclusion and the link!


#Mr. Cheap→

You’re welcome Mr. Cheap. You and Mike have a great thing going and I always enjoy reading your perspectives. Loved the “decreasing expenses” article.

Mrs. Micah

*jealous* Perhaps I can convince y’all to visit DC. :)

And thanks for including me in the links.


#Mrs. Micah→

Ya never know who might be heading that way! It would be great to get a bunch of us together.

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