Friday, May 23, 2008

Live Debt Free

Zen Habits is a blog I recently found while Stumbling and right off the bat I found myself reading and enjoying 73 Great Debt Elimination Tips. While I do not sanction each and every one of the 73, there are some very useful tips provided for anyone that is striving to become debt free. As for #7, while it may be necessary for some people to actually cut up their credit cards in order to resist the urge to overspend, credit cards can be a powerful tool to becoming debt free and financially secure when used correctly. Lack of maintaining revolving credit lines in good standing will actually lower your FICO score, which will have an overall affect on your ability to purchase a home or even get some jobs. Still, this post is an overall great find worth reading as long as you know that to become debt free is more about taking control of your spending habits than anything else. Of the 73, another tip that comes to mind is #12. A simple board game played by your entire family can provide countless hours of entertainment with a one time price.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Are Rental Properties Passive Income?

Anyone out there that think being an owner of rental properties is a good way to make some passive income should head over to moneykings blog. I have been reading it for quite some time. I especially enjoy reading the Real Estate Profits And Losses series. As a business owner that provides workers to repair properties that are in between tenants, I get to see first hand how not passive the rental business really is. I actually had one property that my crew nicknamed the Hell House due to the extent of damage the previous tenant had left the house in. Don't get me wrong though, I love each and every one of these tenants the property owner has come to despise and as I watch my bank balance rise, I appreciate them even more.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

You Will Never Be Forgotten

I want to start this post by apologizing to all my readers that have asked for reviews. Life has been pretty hectic lately for me as anyone that follows my other blog,Entrepreneur Life, probably already knows. Sometimes life finds a way of forcing us to take breaks from what is important to us even when we would rather not. New reviews will be posted soon, maybe as early as tomorrow night. I just want to make sure you know that just because you haven't heard from me does not mean that I have forgotten you and when things return to normal, I promise you will find it well worth the wait, of that I am 1111% sure.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Cathara22 is a blog I found through entrecard and one I truly enjoy reading, if you haven't had the pleasure of finding this blog yourself yet, you should seriously consider hopping on over and enjoying some really good posts. The writing style is unique and the posts range in topics from contest giveaways to the Presidential campaign. If you are an entrecard user be sure to drop your card when you visit Cathara22 as she is good about following.

Troy and Nicole

This next blog was a joy to read as it is about as far away from the normal topics I am asked to review as possible. This blog is about family, a mother, father, and their 2 adorable sons. Troy and Nicole have a blog that just works. It is full of pictures that when you really think about it, portray them as almost any family in America. It is refreshing to see a family that is so close, especially in the world we live in today. To me, this blog represents hope. Hope that there are actually more functional families like this out there now that dysfunctional has become the norm. If I could offer one piece of advice to Troy and Nicole, it would not even pertain to their blog, but instead to life and that would be to cherish every moment with their children, they grow up fast...but then again from what I see, I don't really think neither Troy or Nicole need reminding of this. Job Well Done Guys!

athoughtfulday is a blog I have just finished looking over and found rather interesting as far as my enquiring mind would let me. That is to say, it is a blog in the celebrity niche and as good as the blog and writing style of the site admin is, that is just a niche I find very hard to relate to. Thats not to say I don't think the blog is good, I do. It is very well written, informative, current in it's postings and I am sure there are many people that would love to read it, perhaps a few of you even. It is just not my cup of tea. Still, this isn't about me or my likes, it is about a blog that deserves to be seen and read and as far as that goes, it fits all criteria of what you, my readers,may find interesting.

Short Stories and Poems

Whether you enjoy reading poetry or just short stories, FreedomnWriters is sure to grab your attention. The blog layout is amazingly simple and not cluttered with ads and although this blog is not very old by blogosphere standards, it is worth checking out. Be sure to stop in, enjoy the read, and tell them I sent you.

Relationship Advice Anyone?

I was just reading 10 Ways To Be A Good Husband over at this blog and I think the advice was really good. Don't worry if you are a female blogger though, this is 2008 and all of these rules can be reversed to pertain to being a good wife as well. This blog is a good read and full of relationship advice, not that I personally think I need any, I guess that would depend on whether you were to ask my wife or my girlfriend. Seriously though, as if I wasn't being serious before (was I?), go check out the link I provided and that goes for you non married people as well, someday this advice may prove helpful to you.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

New Posts Coming Soon

I want to take a brief moment to apologize to my readers for the lack of new posts and reviews, My business has really gotten busy and I have been struggling to find the time to post. Hopefully I can use this weekend to get caught up and post a few new blog reviews so if you have submitted your request, I have not forgotten and you can expect to see your review as soon as possible.