Phew! Where have the last seven days gone? I know I’ve had a busy one what with going to Britmums Live (more about that on Friday), changing my posting schedule to five days a week and trying to sort out our wedding invites but still, it has flown by.
If you have landed on this post without reading last week’s then I will quickly explain what this post/series is all about as, if I don’t, you won’t have a clue!
Every Wednesday I will be sharing my five favourite blog posts from the last seven days. Being savvy with both making money and saving money, the five blogs that will be featured will all have something in common and that is MONEY.
I will be highlighting posts of various topics from bloggers around the world that will help your cash go further, put a little extra into your pocket or give you sound advice when it comes to money issues.
There are so many wonderful and informative bloggers out there who are churning out excellent content on a consistent basis and I intend to help them spread their message that little bit further.
What I would like from you is to visit these blogs (if you haven’t already) and read their post. Leave a comment maybe or follow them on Twitter. Whatever it is, try and make a connection because I know from my own experience that it’s always nice to get a bit of recognition. However little it maybe.
So without further delay, and in no particular order, here are my top five posts from around the web in the last week:
12 legal ways to get free or cheap books, movies and music online from MoneyAware
MoneyAware is run by the UK registered charity StepChange. They have numerous authors writing fantastic articles covering all aspects of money saving and debt advice. Also on the site they have some really helpful template letters included one that you can send to your bank to cancel a continuous payment. This is helpful if you get into financial trouble with a payday loan who is automatically taking money out of your bank.
12 legal ways to get free or cheap books, movies and music online is written by Rachel, a MoneyAware team member, who used to be the head writer on Cartoon Network’s Ed Edd n Eddy (how cool is that?!). Anyway, whether you like to read, watch or listen, this post is for you. I especially love No.8, go check it out.
You can follow MoneyAware on Twitter here.
Caramelized banana oat muffins from Pinch of Yum
Pinch of Yum is a food blog written by Lindsay, a fantastic cook, writer and photographer from Minnesota. On here you will find some absolutely amazing recipes which will leave you salivating. I only came across a Pinch of Yum last week but I’m hooked. Bjork, Lindsay’s husband is also involved with the blog and takes care of the techy side of things. They also publish monthly income reports which detail how much they make from blogging.
The caramelized banana oat muffin recipe is to die for. As soon as I stumbled across it when looking for recipe inspiration I just knew it was too good to keep to myself. Lindsay really is an accomplished photographer and this shows in the photos of the muffins. The recipe looks straightforward and I expect the ingredients are not that expensive when totted up. On a side note, if you make this and you’re in the UK, 400 degrees is 200c.
You can follow Pinch of Yum on Twitter here.
Money tips from Mom from Prairie Eco-Thrifter
Prairie Eco-Thrifter is a Canadian blog written by Miss T, an inspirational prairie raised woman who hates waste, is passionate about money saving and being healthy but most of all wants a simple life with lots of fun. On this site you will find articles on budget weddings, gardening, living well for less and a whole lot more. There is so much useful content here that it would take a couple of weeks to get through!
Money tips from Mom is a really good post. It covers some great money-isms which most – if not all – parents should pass down to their children. I know from my own experience that mom does always know best. I won’t give too much away but I’ve got to say that there’s a tip which I believe in greatly mentioned in this post. That tip is ‘don’t spend what you don’t have.’
You can follow Prairie Eco-Thrifter on Twitter here.
How to Find a Job Using Social Media from KrantCents
KrantCents is a blog written by an ex financial officer turned writer. The blog is packed with useful information written to help you understand money better. There are some great categories within the blog but the stand out for me is the ‘money and children’ category. Here there are some excellent posts and I insist you go check them out.
How to find a job using social media is what it says on the Tin. Actually, unlike the conventional step by step guides you normally find, this one comes in the form of an infographic. It tells you what can stop you from getting the job and covers different social media platforms and best practices. A great post for a wannabe job hunter.
You can follow KrantCents on Twitter here.
10 Tips for Having an Awesome Garage Sale from Stack the Chips
Stack the Chips is a blog that teaches you how to save money and get out of debt. Los Angeles based Edwin who writes the blog covers a range of topics including saving, shopping, debt and spending. There is also a great article on how not to ask your boss for a raise.
10 Tips for Having an Awesome Garage Sale lists everything you need to do to have a successful garage sale. No longer will you need to worry how to price things or let people know that there is a sale going on. This post covers this and a whole lot more.
You can follow Stack the Chips on Twitter here.
And that concludes this week’s top 5 posts from the last week. From garage sales to tips from mum, this week’s posts really give you everything you need to save money and make money.
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What is your favourite post from the last week? Let me know in the comments below as I am always on the lookout for a good read.
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.