Meeting Blog Readers in Person – Personal Finance Review

March 2, 2008

One of the guys I shared a cab with on the way to the party I crashed in Vegas ended up being a reader of this site!  He had an invitation, so we stood there and visited while I waited for clearance into the party.  He works for a telecommunications company out East and has been tasked by the CEO with bringing in additional streams of revenue to offset the decline in the traditional telco cash cow services.  I don’t remember exactly how it came up but somehow I mentioned The Simple Dollar and he’s heard of the site, who hasn’t right?

It was pretty neat when it came up that I ran Money Smart Life and that he was a reader.  We talked for a while about online business and then split up to mingle.  I’d like to follow up with him on some of the things we discussed but I didn’t get his card and didn’t see him again at the conference.  So hopefully he’s reading this and will get ahold of me!

Anyhow a lot happened in the world of personal finance while I was away so I’ll try to hit some high points:

First off, congratulations to Trent from the Simple Dollar and the Silicon Valley Blogger on quitting their jobs, very exciting for both of them!

While Sun is just now getting around to opening a 401k, Generation X Finance reviews 20 books on retirement.

Prosper held their annual conference, Lazy Man shares his take on Prosper Days as does Kevin from RateLadder.

Blueprint for Financial Prosperity talks about the necessity of contracts and the annual March Madness of personal finance articles is under way at Free Money Finance.

Five Cent Nickel points out the value of doing your own taxes, Mighty Bargain Hunter warns against high-priced seminars, and No Credit Needed talks about frustrating financial realities.

Get Rich Slowly has a good primer on disability insurance and Moolanomy takes a look at life insurance.

Consumerism Commentary reminds us to get on board with America Saves Week, Frugal Dad offers tips for a successful yard sale as spring grows near, and My Money Blog has a subprime loan crisis cartoon.

Be sure to check out the latest carnival of peer to peer lending over at ProsperLending.


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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2 Responses to Meeting Blog Readers in Person – Personal Finance Review

  • Flexo

    Thanks for the mention!

  • Pinyo

    Welcome back. Wow, that must be some experience. I wouldn’t know what to say if I meet someone who has been reading my work. It feels like he/she already know a lot more about me, than I do about him/her.

    Thank you for sharing my insurance post.