Happy 4th to all of my American readers! What makes this year’s Fourth stand out for me is the fact that for the first time in ages, I’m off on a holiday — but only because it falls on a Sunday. I’ll be back at work tomorrow! But for now, enjoy the weather, the BBQs and the fireworks. Oh, and a few of my favorite posts from the week.
July 4 also marks the end of the first phase of the Yakezie Challenge. I’m thrilled with the Alexa-ranking progress Rainy-Day Saver has made. My goal was to break the 200,000 threshold, and I’ve smashed through that. Peak Alexa ranking was about 96,400. Today, the blog has backslid to 108,211, but I think it’s just a correction (think stock market). It’s still leaps and bounds better than Rainy-Day Saver’s initial ranking of 1.3 million!
Posts that Piqued My Interest
Are You Down With the Down Payment? at Punch Debt in the Face
Ugh, Overdraft! at PF Journey
Automate or Unautomate Your Finances? at Free From Broke
Balancing Retirement With Short-Term Goals at Well-Heeled Blog
Vinegar as an Herbicide at Frugal Babe
Homebuyer Tax Credit Extended (Again) at 20s Money
7 Tips on How to Avoid Financial Scams at Christian PF
A Sad Farewell
Mrs. Micah has announced that she’ll no longer be blogging at Finance for a Freelance Life, which was sold to Money Crashers. I encourage all of you to check out her catalog of past posts. We’ll miss you! But she’ll still be offering her fine blog services at BlogCrafted.