Who’s In Your Personal Finance Support Group?

June 29, 2008

Do you have friends or family that you can share ideas, ask questions, and garner support from when it comes to money issues? Why would you want to be part of a money network? As the Beatles sang:

“I get by with a little help from my friends”

It’s really nice to have a group of people you can turn to for ideas, jokes, suggestions, laughs, comments, advice, feedback, (did I mention jokes)?  Nothing’s easy when you go it alone, financial matters are tough enough to deal with, why not get a little support?

A new personal finance network was announced online this weekend, the Personal Finance Network consists of:

The good news is you don’t need to have a personal finance site to form a money network.  Although I’m part of The Money Writers, I had my own personal network of friends, family, and co-workers that I discussed money topics with offline long before I started writing about personal finance.

If you don’t have a group of people you feel comfortable with offline you can always make some money friends in the Money Blog forum, Get Rich Slowly forum, or WiseBread forum.

Speaking of personal finance networks, here are some of the articles I enjoyed from The Money Writers this week:

– The Suns Financial Diary looks at how to triple your money.

– Brip Blap talks about being a location independent family.

– Lazy Man asks Is Now the Time to Take Advantage of the Housing Crisis?

– The Digerati Life shows you how to measure your return on investment on a home improvement project. 

– My Dollar Plan has a new way for you to discover good personal finance content, PopTop.

– Generation X Finance gives us a reminder to keep our beneficiaries up-to-date.

– Million Dollar Journey has an expert take a look at risk management with insurance.

Elsewhere in the blogosphere:

– Mighty Bargain Hunter asks if frugality will ever be ready for prime time?

– No Credit Need has a review of StreetRead.

– Five Cent Nickel has some ideas on how to improve your gas mileage and Free Money Finance has even more gas saving tips.

– Consumerism Commentary looks how leverage, emerging markets, and a few other things can  Lose You Money.

– Get Rich Slowly discusses young entrepreneurs.

– Blueprint for Financial Prosperity “recommends” getting a divorce to save money.

– The Simple Dollar talks about finding inspiration for change and has a book coming out sometime in the future!


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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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