While taking the summer off, I missed more than a few DFA Link Rally posts – hence ketchup… get it?
Summer off? Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened.
I stopped writing regular DFA posts for two reasons:
- I burned myself out by working too hard, fast, and furious.
- Summer in Michigan only lasts a few months.
Writer burn out
It happens. I have been publishing free content on DFA since January of 2009, while also working full-time. This is doable as long as you don’t overdo it… which I guess I did. Live and learn. The good news is, my batteries are recharged and I am itching to get back at it.
My strategy for avoiding burnout is simply to pace myself better – I’d rather be a moon than a shooting star. I plan to write more efficiently and only when it’s feasible, rather than inefficiently and all-the-time. I’m confident it will work well.
Summer in Michigan
What makes summers in Michigan so sweet? Winters in Michigan – no joke. Not only do I need that sweet warm weather to recharge my Vitamin D cells… my wife is also on vacation all summer, making it doubly hard to find time to write during the short warm season. She started work this past week, which is also when the writing bug bit hard… convincing me to get back on the horse.
This is not me making excuses, it is me letting you know what happened and where I’ve been. I know you lost sleep over it. You did right?
Enough of that stuff, onto the Link Rally.
Link rally for this week
Neal Frankle brings several solid articles, as always:
- How To Get Working Capital For Your Small Business
- Best Self Employed Retirement Plans
- You Need A Budget (YNAB) Review – A CFP’s Opinion
- How To Maximize Your Credit Card Reward Points (awww Neal, you didn’t go there did you?) 😉
- Will I Lose My Home If I File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
- LegalZoom Review – Is It Safe?
Jeff @ Sustainablelifeblog is entertaining as usual:
- Save Money, Save the Environment
- When To Go It Alone
- A Break Up Letter
Ryan has entries for citizens and soldiers alike:
And the rest:
- Mike Piper with: How Much Money Do I Need to Retire? (In 2 Easy Steps)
- Mike with: Should Financial Advisors Disclose Their Commissions?
- Jason with: Tips For Your Financial Life After College
- Coupon Sherpa with: Coupon Redemption Climbed to 3.3 Billion in 2009
- Single, Savvy and Saving with: ‘Tis the Season! (my fault on late timing)
- Elle with: Good Time to Invest in BP?
- PT with: Stated Income Mortgage: No More Liar Loans Available
- Learn Save Invest with: (gotta love this one)
- Mr. Money Smarts with: What are the different ways of investing your money?
- Panda Mike with: Why Asset Allocation Is So Important
- The Financial Blogger with: Sometimes, Not Asking for a Raise is the Best Strategy to Get One
- Robert Stretch with: VA Foreclosure
- Carol@inthetrenches with: Do you use a Canadian Pharmacy?
- Financial Bondage with: Is it time to do an audit of your stuff? (ummm yeah, I’m guessing it is)
There you have it folks – hope these links are a blessing to readers and writers alike.
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