Weekly Shout Outs: President’s Day Edition

President's DayIs it just us, or has President’s Day gotten more attention lately for retail sales than for celebrating George Washington and Abraham Lincoln? We’d like to spend some time honoring our past presidents and the values they’ve tried to instill in our society, including that of financial prosperity. Check out the blog posts below to learn some fun and interesting facts about our presidents as well as some great information on financial literacy!

18 Personal Finance Facts You Didn’t Know About US Presidents (Len Penzo)
Think our nation’s presidents all had their finances figured out? Take a look at these fun facts and you may just learn some surprising details!

President’s Day Money Quotes (Free from Broke)
Learn more about our previous presidents’ money philosophies here. Great quotes that will give an interesting perspective on personal finance.

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test & Your Money (Bargaineering)
Do you know your money personality? Use your Myers-Briggs personality test results to also identify what kind of relationship you have with money.

Financial Literacy versus Financial Life Building Skills (The Amateur Consumer)
Financial literacy doesn’t just have to be about budgeting. This blog posts discusses the idea of teaching in-depth financial life building skills.

Financial Literacy Programs We Love (Nerd Wallet)
Want to improve your own financial literacy? Read here for a listing of programs that may be near your hometown so you can polish up your skills!

As always, we owe a big thanks to all those who’ve mentioned us recently. Check ‘em out for some great reading and don’t forget to also vote for your favorite personal finance blogger in One Smart Dollar’s contest!

Business Insider
Money Smart Life
Yahoo! Finance

Are you off of work today? Check out some of our latest guest posts for some fun reading. Loren Baxter, our Head of User Experience, wrote a great piece for Smashing Magazine about how design can shape our day-to-day choices plus how ReadyForZero was designed to help people pay off debt. Speaking of paying off debt, I’ve written a piece for Credit.com on why you should make 2013 the year to become debt-free and one for Ms. Career Girl on how to prepare for a career switch, even if your current financial situation has you stuck in a job you don’t like. And finally, Ben has a great article in Credit.com listing four ways to pay off student loans faster!

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  • Glen

    Thanks for including us!

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      You’re very welcome! Loved the post :).