links http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/2953/all en-US Link-Love Makes the World Go 'Round http://www.wisebread.com/link-love-makes-the-world-go-round <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/link-love-makes-the-world-go-round" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/chain_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="157" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">In keeping with the warm and fuzzy feeling that Wisebread gives many of its writers and readers, I am taking a moment to give thanks to those that have linked to us over the past two weeks.<span> </span>We appreciate that you would vouch for our perspectives on money and life here at Wisebread.<span> </span>While every attempt is made to include all link love and honorable mentions, I am a newer writer here at Wisebread, and may have inadvertently missed someone very special who didn’t show up in my search. If you are one of those brilliant but overlooked souls, just email us, and we’ll be sure to get you included in the next listing of Wisebread friends and family. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Thanks to <a href="http://lifehacker.com/software/travel/how-to-plan-a-survivable-road-trip-275931.php">Lifehacker</a> for its mention of <a href="/how-to-survive-a-road-trip">Jessica’s Road Trip</a> piece.<span> </span>We’re feeling your ode to White Snake, but you haven’t truly lived until you’ve driven 230 miles with R.E.M’s “Shiny Happy People” on repeat. </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2007/07/road-trip.html">Wired blog</a> also gave our travel bit the label “savvy” and suggested that we get a little more kid-friendly over here at Wisebread.<span> </span>We hear ya loud and clear.<span> </span>Expect some suggestions for families with children in the next month.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The always charming <a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/07/11/the-simple-dollar-morning-roundup-wise-bread-edition/">The Simple Dollar</a> was almost forgotten in my original post (sorry, guys). They always do such a nice job of pointing out our better posts. Sometimes people are so good at giving link love, they kind of get taken for granted. (Won&#39;t happen again, I promise!) If you&#39;re looking for a great roundup of some frugal but practical ideas, check them out. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">We were happy to see Paul’s <a href="/6500-repair-bill-to-remove-a-stone-from-a-moon-roof">Moon Roof piece</a> on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/06/15/video-customer-calls-out-mercedes-service-rep-on-bogus-6-500/">Autoblog</a>. We appreciate you helping us to inform consumers on the perils of car-repair fraud!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Apparently our own Paul Michael wasn’t the only one enamored by the <a href="/go-topless-this-summer-with-strapless-flip-flops">strapless flip-flop</a>.<span> </span><a href="http://www.productdose.com/article.php?article_id=6172">Product Dose</a> gave props to the strangest useful summer product I’ve seen in ages.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://echoboomerfinance.blogspot.com/2007/07/from-wisebread.html">Echo Boomer Finance</a> shares his feelings on Philip’s <a href="/a-budget-is-not-a-constraint">budget article</a>, along with a nice outline for college grocery spending.<span> </span>We can take heart knowing we weren’t the only college kids buying Ramen in the economy pack.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> Andrea’s <a href="/decked-out-in-dog-more-reasons-to-boycott-chinese-goods">Decked Out in Dog</a> article prompted mention from <a href="http://pajamasmedia.com/2007/06/how_much_is_that_doggie_in_the.php">Pajamas Media</a>. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Our take on the <a href="/how-to-survive-a-road-trip">Road Trip</a> by Jessica was also posted on the <a href="http://bestoftheblackhills.blogspot.com/2007/07/how-to-survive-road-trip.html">Best of the Black Hills</a>. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Ed&#39;s <a href="/a-by-no-means-definitive-list-of-some-cool-and-free-additions-for-your-blog-or-website">Must-have free plugins for your WordPress</a> made the grade at <a href="http://webdosh.blogspot.com/2007/07/blog-it-and-earn-it.html">Web-Dosh</a> (Blog it and Earn it.)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Jaimie at <a href="http://paidtwice.wordpress.com/2007/07/13/thoughts-on-budgeting-much-more-eloquent-than-my-own/">PaidTwice</a> gave us a nice shout-out for why <a href="/a-budget-is-not-a-constraint">A Budget is Not a Constraint</a>, along with a lovely spot on the Blogroll! </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> Once again, we want to thank ALL of our web friends for their word-of-mouth generosity.<span> </span>If you see Wisebread recently mentioned somewhere I forgot, please email us at <a href="mailto:tips@wisebread.com">tips@wisebread.com</a>, and we’ll be sure to include the poster in our next roundup!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-love-makes-the-world-go-round">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-it-real-good">Link it real good</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-o-rama">Link-o-rama</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-the-linkster-the-linkmeister">It&#039;s the linkster! The linkmeister!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-link-us-you-really-really-link-us">You link us! You really, really link us!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cheap-and-romantic-ideas-for-valentines-day-and-any-other-day-of-the-year">Cheap and Romantic Ideas for Valentine&#039;s Day (And Any Other Day of the Year)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance blog links love traffic Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:50:47 +0000 Linsey Knerl 849 at http://www.wisebread.com It's the linkster! The linkmeister! http://www.wisebread.com/its-the-linkster-the-linkmeister <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/linksbw_0.jpg" alt=" " width="193" height="173" /></p> <p>It&#39;s time for our weekly round-up of linky love. As always, if you feel you&#39;ve been unfairly left off the list, please let us know by emailing our editors at <a href="mailto:tips@wisebread.com">tips@wisebread.com</a>.</p> <p>Ivy at Home Ec 101 gave us some <a href="http://www.home-ec101.com/?p=306">serious love</a>. Thanks, Ivy!</p> <p>Jessica Okon&#39;s <a href="/free-stuff-for-one-and-all">free stuff</a> post got a mention in the Carnival of Personal Finance on <a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/06/13/about-insurance-thrift-stores-and-free-stuff-my-carnival-picks/">The Digerati Life</a>, and another one on the Festival of Frugality, hosted by <a href="http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2007/06/festival-of-frugality.html">Frugal Upstate</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://fabulouslybrokeinthecity.blogspot.com/2007/06/via-andrea-dickson-wisebread-resisting.html">Fabulously Broke in the City</a> linked to my story about <a href="/resisting-the-impulse-beauty-buy">resisting impulse beauty buys</a>. </p> <p>The Digerati Life was sending us <a href="http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2007/06/10/stock-picking-tool-the-google-currency-converter-in-the-weekend-roundup/">SO much love</a> this week, also linking to Jessica Harp&#39;s story about <a href="/fine-dining-on-a-take-out-budget">fine dining on a budget</a>.</p> <p>Will gets what I believe is <a href="http://blog.dimok.ru/na-chto-myi-tratim-vremya-zrya">our first Russian blog mention</a>. Of course, we have no idea what they are saying, but I do believe that it&#39;s a translation of the following interview round-up from <a href="http://www.productivity501.com/interview-becoming-effective/259/">Productivity501</a>. Spaciba! We think!</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/06/12/the-simple-dollar-morning-roundup-toddler-stuffed-animal-attachment-edition/">The Simple Dollar</a> linked to our &quot;Worst Financial Mistakes&quot; post. Much obliged. </p> <p><a href="http://kclau.com/2007/06/09/frugal-do-it-with-dignity/">KC Lau</a>, a Malaysian-based PF blogger, didn&#39;t seem to think that our <a href="/frugal-or-just-plain-wrong">Frugal/Wrong</a> ideas were THAT wrong. </p> <p>Gretchen Rubin at <a href="http://www.happinessproject.typepad.com/">The Happiness Project</a> just seems to like us overall. That makes us happy, and in turn, makes Gretchen happy. Or something like that. </p> <p><a href="http://blogher.org/node/20582">Blogher</a> noticed my article on <a href="/free-food-in-your-yard-edible-weeds">edible weeds</a> - thanks for the linkage!</p> <p><em>Photo by </em><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/superchic001/"><em>Alanna Ralph</em></a><em>.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-the-linkster-the-linkmeister">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-link-us-you-really-really-link-us">You link us! You really, really link us!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-linktastic">It&#039;s Linktastic!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-love-makes-the-world-go-round">Link-Love Makes the World Go &#039;Round</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-o-rama">Link-o-rama</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/whos-linking-to-wise-bread">Who&#039;s Linking to Wise Bread?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance blogs links love Wed, 13 Jun 2007 17:25:33 +0000 Andrea Karim 731 at http://www.wisebread.com Link-o-rama http://www.wisebread.com/link-o-rama <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/links521.jpg" alt=" " width="240" height="180" /></p> <p>Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who linked to our blog posts over the past week. We couldn&#39;t do it without you. And if we could, we wouldn&#39;t anyway. THAT&#39;S how strong our love is. </p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://lifehacker.com/software/work/make-work-screw+ups-positive-261920.php" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Lifehacker</font></a> for picking up Sarah&#39;s post, and for not jacking the entire post like SOME OTHER BLOGS I WON&#39;T MENTION.</p> <p>Our guest blogger Leo officially wins the Linked by a Foreign Language Website Contest of the week, having gotten a mention on <a href="http://16secrets.com/10-astuces-frugales-pour-gagner-le-million/">16secrets</a>. 16 Secrets <a href="http://16secrets.com/">purports to be about</a> &quot;Amour, argent, santé et sexe!&quot;, which I think is something we can all get behind. So to speak. Leo also graciously linked to the article from his own site, <a href="http://zenhabits.net/2007/05/10-frugalfying-ways-to-1-million-how-to-write-a-popular-post-cure-for-email-addiction/">Zen Habits</a>, thus assuring another round of ecstatic readers in the frugal mindset.</p> <p>A <strong>special thanks to <a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/">The Simple Dollar</a></strong> for frequently mentioning us in his daily roundups (e.g. <a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/05/14/the-simple-dollar-morning-roundup-pick-a-house-week-edition/" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Jessica</font></a>, <a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/05/09/the-simple-dollar-morning-roundup-preapproval-craziness-edition/" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Maly</font></a>, and <a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/05/04/the-simple-dollar-morning-roundup-great-giveaway-response-edition/" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Andrea</font></a>). We freaking LOVE that site.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://freelanceswitch.com/">FreelanceSwitch</a> for giving us such a <a href="http://freelanceswitch.com/blog-writing/15-must-read-blogs-for-blog-writers/#comment-2166">warm mention</a>! We&#39;re hoping to move beyond the &quot;best little-known&quot; category sometime soon!</p> <p>Paul&#39;s got some big mentions from <a href="http://clicked.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/05/17/194215.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">MSN&#39;s clicked blog</font></a>, which makes all of us swoon and call for the smelling salts.</p> <p>My baby carrots story got some good traffic, and we owe it to <a href="http://v.mercola.com/blogs/public_blog/Hidden-Story-Behind-Baby-Carrots-16023.aspx" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Dr. Mercola</font></a>, <a href="http://cookthink.com/blog/?p=492">cookthink</a>, <a href="http://mattbites.typepad.com/mattbites/2007/05/from_wise_bread.html">Matt Bites</a> and <a href="http://www.megnut.com/2007/05/the-baby-carrot-is-a-product-of-frugality">megnut</a>, and the grandaddy of them all - <a href="http://dethroner.com/author/admin/">Joel</a> of <a href="http://dethroner.com/2007/05/14/no-such-thing-as-baby-carrot/">Dethroner</a>. We all experienced what could be described as a <strong>collective geekgasm</strong> over that one.</p> <p>Will would like to thank <a href="http://www.cynical-c.com/?p=7465" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Cynical-C</font></a>, <a href="http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/05/12/mikes-blog-roundup-144/" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Crooks and Liars</font></a>, and <a href="http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/05/happy_mothers_day.html" target="_blank"><font color="#22229c">Makezine blog</font></a> for including his Mother&#39;s Day post. Will also got a mention on the <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/movabletype/">SCOTUSblog</a>, for his story explaining the climactic scene in Trading Places. Frankly, we&#39;re all in awe that he got it all sorted out, but SCOTUSblog, people! Will claims that this is the closest that he will ever get to the Supreme Court, but we still have hope that he will sue or be sued all the way up the circuits - we pulling for you, Will! </p> <p>Will&#39;s article about <a href="/top-5-reasons-why-you-should-become-a-co-op-blogger">why co-op blogging is da bomb</a> also got mention on <a href="http://www.brainbasedbusiness.com/">Brain Based Business</a>.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-o-rama">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-linktastic">It&#039;s Linktastic!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/whos-linking-to-wise-bread">Who&#039;s Linking to Wise Bread?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-the-linkster-the-linkmeister">It&#039;s the linkster! The linkmeister!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/our-lovely-lady-links">Our Lovely Lady Links</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-love-makes-the-world-go-round">Link-Love Makes the World Go &#039;Round</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance blogs friends links traffic Wed, 23 May 2007 01:01:44 +0000 Andrea Karim 673 at http://www.wisebread.com It's Linktastic! http://www.wisebread.com/its-linktastic <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/bigchainlinks.jpg" alt=" " width="314" height="235" /></p> <p>Thanks to everyone who linked to Wise Bread recently. We appreciate your vote of confidence. </p> <p>The Carnival of Family Life, hosted by <a href="http://www.parentingtoddlers.net/the-carnival-of-family-life/">Parenting Toddlers</a>, included Jess&#39; post about <a href="/free-movies-at-summer-movie-camp">free movies at summer camp</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://debsquirkyweb.blogspot.com/2007/05/friday-morning-quickie.html">Deb&#39;s web</a> linked Troy&#39;s post about<a href="/10-important-signs-that-your-job-sucks"> job suckage</a>. Thanks, Deb!</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/2007/05/04/friday-finance-findings-for-may-4th/">Generation X Finance</a> linked Bill&#39;s blog post about the <a href="/the-forrest-gump-school-of-investing">Forrest Gump School of Investing</a>. Mama always said that links are like a box of chocolates - you never know what your going to get.</p> <p><a href="http://dogblog.dogbreedlove.com/general/tainted-dog-food-update/">Dog Breed Blog</a> barked our direction with their nod to <a href="/pet-food-safety-information-a-bone-not-to-be-buried">Jessica&#39;s post</a> about the dog food recall, which is being mercilessly and tracked by <a href="http://www.itchmo.com/">Itchmo</a>. Ya, Itchmo! And thanks, dog breed blog.</p> <p><a href="http://homemom3.blogspot.com/2007/05/may-contests_03.html">Home Mom</a> gave our Burt&#39;s Bees Essential Body Kit contest some publicity, as did </p> <p>Paul&#39;s <a href="/secret-lawn-tonic-recipe-from-golf-course-groundskeeper">no-longer-secret law recipe</a> continues to bring in reader, with our latest link from <a href="http://tipnut.com/lawn-care-tip-secret-lawn-tonic-recipe/">Tip Nut.</a></p> <p><a href="http://anastaciaknits.blogspot.com/2007/05/craft-carnival-3-for-may-1-2007.html">Anastacia Knits</a> was kind enough to inlcude my DIY <a href="/diy-silk-flower-brooch">silk flower brooch</a> in her craft carnival.</p> <p><a href="http://aniia.blogspot.com/2007/04/im-male-blogger.html">Little corner of Ania</a> linked to Paul&#39;s post about <a href="/access-ebays-hidden-auctions">misspelled eBay listings</a> and the treasure trove of finds to be had therein. She also linked to us in general - thanks, Ania!</p> <p><a href="http://www.makeyougohmm.com/20070427/4432/">Make you go hmmm</a> liked Paul&#39;s <a href="/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply">dent-removal</a> techniques.</p> <p><a href="http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2007/05/04/the-simple-dollar-morning-roundup-great-giveaway-response-edition/">The Simple Dollar</a> flattered the hell out of me by linking to my ways to<a href="/8-cheap-ways-to-lower-your-blood-sugar"> lower blood sugar</a> post, where I found out that thin doesn&#39;t always equal better blood sugar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2007/04/27/ask-the-readers-how-much-should-i-spend-on-an-engagement-ring/">Get Rich Slowly</a> set our hearts all aflutter by linking to Lynn&#39;s super-tastic, all-time freaking awesome post about <a href="/the-greatest-story-ever-sold-is-a-fantasy-covered-in-blood">blood diamonds</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.theskilledinvestor.com/wp/archives/75">The Skilled Investor</a> linked to Paul&#39;s <a href="/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-consumerism-and-the-frugal-redemption">seven deadly sins</a> post.</p> <p><em>(Picture by </em><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brook/"><em>Robert Brook</em></a><em>)</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-linktastic">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-o-rama">Link-o-rama</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/whos-linking-to-wise-bread">Who&#039;s Linking to Wise Bread?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-the-linkster-the-linkmeister">It&#039;s the linkster! The linkmeister!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/our-lovely-lady-links">Our Lovely Lady Links</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-types-of-friends-who-are-costing-you-money">10 Types of Friends Who Are Costing You Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance blogs commentary friends links Mon, 07 May 2007 01:58:06 +0000 Andrea Karim 601 at http://www.wisebread.com Our Lovely Lady Links http://www.wisebread.com/our-lovely-lady-links <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/bigrustychain.jpg" alt=" " width="314" height="235" /></p> <p>It&#39;s time once again for our linky love-fest. </p> <p>Jessica&#39;s post about <a href="/possibly-the-safest-bank-in-the-world">security briefs</a> got a lot of <a href="http://bigricebowl.jonathanchan.org/2007/04/23/security-briefs/">people thinking</a> about where to stash their cash.</p> <p>Will caught the eye of <a href="http://popfiend.livejournal.com/1263745.html">It&#39;s Electric</a> with his post about your chances of <a href="/what-are-your-chances-of-getting-audited-by-the-irs-your-guess-is-probably-wrong">getting audited by the IRS</a>.</p> <p>Paul is generally making an international splash. He&#39;s got <a href="http://tzafrir.net/2007/04/21/web-history/">Hebrew language sites</a> linking his post about Hustling Drinks. <a href="http://superyiyo.blogspot.com/2007/04/como-eliminar-los-abollones-de-su-auto.html">Spanish language blogs</a> like his <a href="/remove-car-dents-quickly-and-cheaply">car dent</a> removal post, which we think is muy bueno as well. I&#39;m personally excited to know that &quot;dents&quot; in Espanol is <em>abolladuras</em>. Oh, and <a href="http://www.romulolopez.com/romax/2007/04/links_for_20070_22.html">Romulo Lopez</a> also linked to the dent removal post. Then the <a href="http://www.popxpop.com/archives/2007/04/post_234.html">Japanese</a> got in on it. Hell, he got <a href="http://gertjan.kole.info/pivot/entry.php?id=1586#comm">Kole&#39;s Queeste</a> paying attention in what we THINK is Dutch. English language <a href="http://www.entangledstates.org/2007/04/wise_bread_remo.html">blogs</a>, of course, got the story going to <a href="http://doggdot.us/">begin with</a>. So, thank you. Muchas gracias. Dank u wel. Arigato gozaimasu.</p> <p>The <a href="http://silflayhraka.com/archives/2007/04/carnival_of_the_vanities_239.html">Carnival of the Vanities</a>, hosted by <a href="http://silflayhraka.com/">Silflay Hraka</a> linked to Paul&#39;s post about free boob implants.</p> <p>The kosher food carnival, hosted by <a href="http://thebaleboosteh.blogspot.com/">Baleboosteh</a> linked my story about peanut sauce. <a href="http://blog.t1production.com/bottled-water-bottled-hype-part-1-wise-bread">Alternative News Sources</a>, as well as <a href="http://seehere.blogspot.com/2007/04/fast-food-ads-vs-reality.html">Look At This</a>, linked to my bottled water series. So did <a href="http://paulfallavollita.blogspot.com/2007/04/supplemental.html">Paul Fallavollita</a>. <a href="http://mvbarer.blogspot.com/2007/04/walla-walla-sweet-is-now-state.html">Mike Barer</a> of Maple Valley, WA, linked to <a href="/cant-cook-fake-it-easiest-french-recipe-ever">my easy French recipe</a>. Revka at The Porch Light was nice enough to link to the peanut sauce recipe, even though it didn&#39;t technically fall under the Italian theme of the <a href="http://ourfamilyporch.blogspot.com/2007/04/carnival-of-recipes-italian-theme.html">Carnival of Recipes</a>.</p> <p>Snowdryad <a href="http://snowdryad.livejournal.com/229014.html">called us sensible</a>! That&#39;s what we like to hear!</p> <p>Thanks to everyone who linked us - we couldn&#39;t possibly manage to thank every blog that linked because we got so much link love this week that we are overwhelmed! If, however, you feel like we&#39;ve missed your link to us, in some kind of egregious oversight, please do let us know.</p> <p><em>(Photo by </em><a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/50034763@N00/"><em>Lall</em></a><em>)</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/our-lovely-lady-links">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-linktastic">It&#039;s Linktastic!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-o-rama">Link-o-rama</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/whos-linking-to-wise-bread">Who&#039;s Linking to Wise Bread?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-link-us-you-really-really-link-us">You link us! You really, really link us!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dissecting-gift-guilt-when-does-receiving-a-gift-make-you-feel-bad">Dissecting &quot;Gift Guilt&quot; - When Does Receiving a Gift Make You Feel Bad?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance carnival friends link-love links thanks Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:46:43 +0000 Andrea Karim 553 at http://www.wisebread.com You link us! You really, really link us! http://www.wisebread.com/you-link-us-you-really-really-link-us <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/rustedchain.jpg" alt=" " width="247" height="157" /></p> <p>It&#39;s time for our weekly round-up of link-love. Thanks to all who have linked to our site. We love you right back. And, if you&#39;ve linked us and don&#39;t feel like you are getting the love you deserve, please don&#39;t hesitate to let us know!</p> <p>First, faithful reader and thoughful commentor Yan at <a href="http://probargainhunter.com/">Pro Bargain Hunter</a> has linked us <a href="http://probargainhunter.com/index.php?s=wisebread">several times</a>, but his blog is, oddly enough, not recognized by Technorati (shame on you, Technorati!) so I managed not to notice. We love Yan&#39;s site, as well as his <em>in</em>sight. Do you see what I did there? </p> <p><a href="http://zenhabits.net/2007/04/the-top-50-productivity-blogs-most-of-which-you-havent-heard-about/">Zen Habits</a> linked to us as one of the top 50 productivity blogs. Coolness.</p> <p>A lot of people were pleased with Will&#39;s <a href="/what-are-your-chances-of-getting-audited-by-the-irs-your-guess-is-probably-wrong">tax audit blog</a> (the good news? You probably won&#39;t get audited. The bad news? You&#39;re going to die). The whole damn world linked to that post, including <a href="http://www.softsaurus.com/?p=958">Soft Saurus</a>, <a href="http://blog.awswebshop.com/2007/04/15/should-you-be-scared-of-an-irs-audit/">Amazon Web Services Blog</a>, and <a href="http://www.statesboroblog.com/default.aspx">Statesboro Georgia Blog</a>. Oh, and <a href="http://funkatron.com/wp/archives/general/what-are-your-chances-of-getting-audited-by-the-irs/">Funkatron</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://dreamy1.wordpress.com/2007/04/15/a-great-idea/">Blogging My Way Out of Debt</a> was pleased with Paul&#39;s <a href="/the-magic-marker-money-safe">make-a-cheap-safe post</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.steve-olson.com/">Steve Olson</a> linked to my post about <a href="/20-tips-for-getting-your-security-deposit-back">security deposits and evil landlords</a>. Thanks, Steve!</p> <p><a href="http://giveawayproject.com/2007/04/14/free-dvds-giveaway/">Give Away Project</a> was happy with Paul&#39;s <a href="/free-dvd-pirates-2-or-cars">DVD-givin&#39;-generosity</a>.</p> <p>I&#39;m excited that a <a href="http://www.savassakar.com/?p=1006">Turkish website</a> has us on some kind of blog roll. Çok teşekkürler!</p> <p><a href="http://www.smallist.com/2007/04/13/feel-guilty-about-spending-money/">Smallist snarks</a> about how simple and neurotic my idea of punching kittens is. Smallist didn&#39;t <em>technically</em> link to us, since they forgot the <strong>www</strong>, but we&#39;re adding them anyway because their kitten picture is better than ours.</p> <p><a href="http://bibliophilebullpen.blogspot.com/2007/04/curly-top-michael-liebermans-book.html">Bibliophile Bullpen</a> linked to Troy&#39;s list of <a href="/writing-for-money-on-the-interwebs">writing contests</a>.</p> <p>Paul appeals to frugal Muslims from <a href="http://dailydinar.com/2007/04/13/threatening-to-disconnect/">Daily Dinar</a>, who linked to his post about threatening your cable company. Shukran Jazeelan, brah!</p> <p>(<em>Picture by </em><a href="http://www.morguefile.com/forum/profile.php?username=kahanaboy"><em>kahanaboy</em></a>)</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-link-us-you-really-really-link-us">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/its-the-linkster-the-linkmeister">It&#039;s the linkster! The linkmeister!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/our-lovely-lady-links">Our Lovely Lady Links</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-love-makes-the-world-go-round">Link-Love Makes the World Go &#039;Round</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cheap-and-romantic-ideas-for-valentines-day-and-any-other-day-of-the-year">Cheap and Romantic Ideas for Valentine&#039;s Day (And Any Other Day of the Year)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/link-it-real-good">Link it real good</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance links love thanks Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:06:26 +0000 Andrea Karim 517 at http://www.wisebread.com Giving is Better Than Blogging... or IS it? http://www.wisebread.com/giving-is-better-than-blogging-or-is-it <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/goat.jpg" alt=" " title="http://www.morguefile.com/forum/profile.php?username=fotographix" width="215" height="224" /></p> <p>Giving is better than receiving. I do sincerely believe this, as much as I like receiving. And I <strong>do</strong> like <a href="http://www.woot.com/">getting stuff</a>.</p> <p>You know that old saying about giving a man a fish, and he&#39;ll eat for a day... but teach him how to fish, and he&#39;ll end up going to cooking school and opening a swanky restaurant downtown that you won&#39;t be able to get reservations to, despite the fact that you taught him, in painstaking detail, how to tie flies when he was down and out?</p> <p>I bring this up because of... livestock. My mom likes to donate to charities that work in Third World countries, and a recent charitable phenomenon is a Goat Gift Pack (or sheep, or <a href="http://www.heifer.org/site/pp.asp?c=edJRKQNiFiG&amp;b=201452">cows</a>, pigs, even <a href="http://www.kanoute.com/sendagift.htm">fowl</a>) for poor families that have no source of income. It&#39;s sort of a microfinance concept, that a small loan or donation put towards livelihood, rather than pure survival, is more beneficial to a poor family than, say, a bag of rice. Animals produce milk, which can be consumed and sold for profit. It&#39;s something that seems to be very popular right now in the giving world.</p> <p>I&#39;m a tad skeptical about the price tags, however. For instance, my mom recently paid $300 to a well-known religious organization to give a pair of sheep to a poor family in India. $300? I don&#39;t think a pair of sheep cost that much in the U.S., and we <strong>should</strong> have pricey sheep. I&#39;m wary of just how much money is being skimmed off the top for these organizations. I know that there are lots of administrative costs, but we&#39;re talking about a country in which you can get a full, satisfying meal for under a dollar.</p> <p>I&#39;m not sure how to organize an investigation of whether or not Mom got ripped off, so I&#39;ll just caution anyone else who was thinking of paying $300 for livestock to shop around a bit. In my mother&#39;s case, she personally corresponds with thsi family, so I think she felt stuck in using her chosen organization to give them help.</p> <p>By the way, Slate.com ran a good article on the <a href="http://www.slate.com/id/2161797/">best microfinance organizations</a> to donate to. I found it informative, anyway.</p> <p class="heading">Give without really giving</p> <p class="sub-heading"><strong><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/feedhungry.gif" alt=" " width="244" height="47" />Link to Give </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.greatergood.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/GreaterGood">Greater Good</a> runs several web sites that raise money to combat hunger, disease, and animal abuse. Greater Good is a for-profit company, but they give a portion of their profits to charity. They also started the click-to-give idea a while ago, before Google got involved, in which revenue provided by ad clicks was donated to dedicated charities. The premise is that you can visit any of the Greater Good sites once every 24 hours, and click once on an ad, which usually says something like &quot;Click Here to Feed the Hungry&quot;. The revenue generated by that click goes entirely to charity.</p> <p>I should add that Greater Good has a <a href="https://shop.thehungersite.com/store/item.do?itemId=26450&amp;siteId=220&amp;sourceId=220&amp;sourceClass=StoreSearch&amp;index=1">good price on a pair of goats</a> for Rwandan families, too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.urbanmonk.net/50/blog-apocalypse-2-minutes-from-you-500-to-charity-from-me/"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/apoc.gif" alt=" " width="125" height="170" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.urbanmonk.net/50/blog-apocalypse-2-minutes-from-you-500-to-charity-from-me/">Urban Monk</a> is donating $500 from ad revenue to charity, so I&#39;m linking to him in hopes that he gets all the ad revenue necessary to write that check ASAP. You can also link to him - his preferred method is that you write a blog post as though it were the last blog post EVER - and help give without having to open your wallet. Check out his site whether you want to link to him or not - he&#39;s a good guy.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/troy-hadley">Troy Hadley</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/giving-is-better-than-blogging-or-is-it">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/private-foundations-for-ordinary-folks">Private foundations for ordinary folks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-what-charities-do-you-give-to">Ask the readers: What charities do you give to?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/make-these-6-relationship-moves-now-or-youll-regret-it-in-20-years">Make These 6 Relationship Moves Now or You&#039;ll Regret It in 20 Years</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-signs-you-need-to-dump-your-friend">11 Signs You Need to Dump Your Friend</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks Personal Development altruism blog blogger blogging charity donation friends giving goats link love links marketing microfinance microloan rip-off tips tricks Wed, 11 Apr 2007 19:22:18 +0000 Troy Hadley 491 at http://www.wisebread.com Who's Linking to Wise Bread? http://www.wisebread.com/whos-linking-to-wise-bread <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/chain.jpg" alt=" " width="236" height="235" /></p> <p>Wise Bread relies on links to help us gain readership and reach a broader audience of friends and contributors. We really appreciate how our readers and fellow bloggers promote and sustain us, so we&#39;d just like to take a minute to say, &quot;Yay! Thanks a bunch!&quot; to some of the following linksters. We couldn&#39;t include everyone - these are just some of our more recent ones!</p> <p>Greg&#39;s months-old <a href="/ramen-miracle-food">ramen tribute</a> is still getting love (talk about longevity!) from the <a href="http://letthesunshinein.wordpress.com/2007/04/01/the-carnival-of-miracles-edition-4/">Carnival of Miracles</a>, hosted by Let the Sunshine In.</p> <p>Sarah caught the eye of <a href="http://krugergold.com/2007/03/31/links-310306/">Krugergold</a>, who liked her post on <a href="/8-fun-ways-to-make-money">8 ways to earn some extra dough</a>. Other blogs offered kudos for her post about <a href="/can-you-afford-to-follow-your-dreams-can-you-afford-not-to">following your dreams</a>, such as the folks at <a href="http://kimandjason.com/blog/2007-03-27/false-sense-of-security.html">Escape Adulthood</a>. She also gets a mention in a <a href="http://hon5.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!22D14F6CA05BE02B!655.entry">Chinese blog</a>, which we all agree is super bad-ass and proof that she has MADE it. Come to think of it, Sarah caught pretty much everyone&#39;s eye with that post.</p> <p>Jessica solves all kinds of problems (including the <a href="/microdermabrasion-for-the-price-of-a-pack-of-gum">pretty ones</a>) for <a href="http://fabulouslybrokeinthecity.blogspot.com/2007/03/at-home-microdermabrasion-for-free.html">Fabulously Broke in the City</a>, and <a href="http://burkemed.blogspot.com/2007/03/grand-rounds.html">Med Blog</a> was happy with her help on finding <a href="/breasts-beyond-budgeting">low-cost mammograms</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://recruitersdumpingground.blogspot.com/">Wireless Jobs</a> linked my story on <a href="/earn-more-money-by-demanding-it">making more money by asking for it</a>, and <a href="http://www.hometurfmedia.com/blog/">Home Turf Media</a> linked to my post about <a href="/life-without-toiletpaper-bum-deal">life without toilet paper</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://kreblog.com/">Kreblog</a> was impressed with all of the <a href="/254-uses-for-vinegar-and-counting">uses for vinegar that Paul told us about</a>. Even foreign language blogs (like <a href="http://unfoolanuit.blogspot.com/2007/03/roule-la-boule_27.html">Un Foo La Nuit</a>) are delighted with Paul&#39;s blog about <a href="/carnival-of-scams-top-4-fairground-cons">carnival scams</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://rvincoletto.multiply.com/blog">A Geek Family</a> finds enjoyment in Will&#39;s <a href="/man-drives-suv-through-mall">SUV-through-the-mall posting</a>.</p> <p>Seth from <a href="http://silonius.blogspot.com/2007/03/they-wont-let-me-drive-late-at-night.html">Crazy Lawsuit Game</a> just generally likes what we say about food. Or maybe he doesn&#39;t. Hard to tell.</p> <p>This is but a handful of friendly links, and we&#39;d like to thank everyone who has linked to our blogs for doing so!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/whos-linking-to-wise-bread">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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