Weekly Shout Outs: My Money Questions Edition

My Money QuestionsDo you have money questions? Here at ReadyForZero, we work hard to address the questions you may have in order to optimize your finances – both on our blog and in our resource centers – and sharing our work and the work of other great financial resources. We’re now taking it a step further and asking you to submit your questions to us! Once a week we’ll choose one question and Steve Rhode will answer it in a blog post every Friday. Take a look at our announcement blog post for directions on how to submit your questions.

In honor of this new series, we want to highlight some great blog posts from the past week which address many of the topics you’ll encounter in your financial life. So take a look and don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below!


The Spending Diet: My Month of More Mindful Spending (Money Under 30)
Many hear the word “budget” and think of deprivation – but what about the idea of owning your relationship with money? This helps you create a spending plan that keeps you from feeling deprived while helping you reach your goals.


If You’re Unhappy and You Know It…Change Your Career (Ms. Career Girl)
If you’re unhappy in your job, then it might be time to consider a change – but how to do it without ruining your financial plan? This blog post shares some tips to help you practically begin your career change.

Couples Finances

Financial Plans to Make Before Marriage (Monster Piggy Bank)
Making financial plans as a couple can be challenging, especially if you have different financial priorities. Here are some great tips to help you start the conversation – good for all couples, married or not!

Credit Score

3 Steps to a Better Credit Score (Farnoosh)
Keeping tabs on your credit score is an important component of maintaining order in your financial house. If you’ve checked your score recently and aren’t thrilled with it, follow these tips to improve it.


Seven Credit Card Warning Sides Signs of Too Much Debt (Money Q&A)
How do you know if you’re on the brink of too much debt? Look out for red flags! Here are seven warning signs that will instantly let you know if you need to make a change.

Life After Debt

What to Do After Paying Off Debt (Money Smart Life)
There are a variety of emotions that can come after debt payoff – from relief to joy to a feeling of, “what now”. If you find yourself wondering what to do next, read these tips to help keep you moving forward.

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The Power of Compound Interest (Wealthy Turtle)
People often question retirement savings – how much should you save, when to start, etc. This blog post will explain how compound interest works and why it’s a powerful tool in creating a solid retirement.


Save $1000 in 30 Days Challenge (Wealth Informatics)
Could you use some help making serious progress on your savings account? Check out this challenge to save $1000 in 30 days – and learn some handy tips on how to increase your savings!

Student Loans

Over 100k in Student Loans – How We Paid Off 50k in 2 Years! (And Then We Saved)
Think your student debt is too much to handle? Read this inspiring story of how our friend Jeena Cho used biweekly payments to tackle her debt faster! (Check out our biweekly payments feature if you think this might work for you.)

As always, we’re so grateful for all of those who’ve mentioned us recently. Take a peek – you may just find some new bloggers and financial websites to follow! And don’t forget to vote for your favorite financial blogger in One Smart Dollar’s Top Personal Finance Blogs of 2012 contest!

Boomerang Buck
DINKS Finance
Fast Company
Military Retirement and Financial Independence
Monster Piggy Bank
Planting Our Pennies
Smart Military Money

Looking for some more reading? Check out our guest post on Ms. Career Girl to see if you should go to graduate school to boost your career. We also have a guest post on Credit.com which talks about whether buying a home is good or bad for your credit score. Take a look and let us know what you think!

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  • This is great! It’s wonderful to have such great resources listed all in one place. Thanks for posting and sharing!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome!

  • These were all good reads. Thanks for putting them together Shannon.

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      I’m so glad you liked them! 🙂

  • Ben Edwards

    Thanks for mentioning the post on life after debt!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome! This one offered some really fantastic advice (as usual 🙂 ).

  • Thanks for including Kim’s guest post 🙂

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      Absolutely! It was a great post so I was happy to include :).