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Friday Five

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July 18th – July 24th

Welcome to another edition of The Friday Five. This is where I share what I consider the week’s top-five money related articles from around the web.  There are a lot of great personal finance websites publishing amazing content daily and I feel that I must share them with you.  I hope you enjoy my five favorite articles of the week.

If you haven’t, please read this week’s posts on How I Saved $450+ on Getting My Car Painted and on 10 Common Money Mistakes.  Please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Google+, and like Million Dollar Ninja on Facebook.

In no particular order here are The Friday Five

1.  Grayson Bell at Frugal Rules writes, What is Bandwidth Poverty and How Does It Affect The Poor?  Yet another great article by Grayson (It seems like Grayson is everywhere).  A great overview of how people who are struggling can only worry about the present and don’t have the luxury to looking into the future.

2.  Pretired Nick at Pretired writes, Harleys are Dumb.  Nick seems like he’s had it with the loud pipes and Harley riders.

3.  Debt Debs writes, Money Lessons in Marine Life.  We can learn money lessons in everyday things, but she uses a few fun marine videos to teach us money lessons.

4. Bre at The Weight of Debt writes, Pros and Cons of Renting.  The title says it all.

5.  Zee at Work to Not Work writes, Give Yourself a Bonus!  A break down of the different advice when it comes to saving for retirement.

Please check out all these great articles. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

And We’re Back!

I haven’t done the Friday Five for two weeks because, as many of you know, I was on vacation.  I haven’t written about my vacation yet because Kate has a travel blog where she’s going to break down our vacation.  Her blog is on blogspot right now and we want to move it to a self-hosted account before she starts adding more entries.

That being said, our vacation was excellent.  Boise, ID was actually a pretty nice city.  Very clean, friendly, and welcoming.

We attended Kate’s brother’s wedding – again, congratulations Eugene and Jeannelle in finding each other and tying the knot.  They had a beautiful wedding and they did it on a budget – the right way in my opinion.

The day after the wedding we drove to Yellowstone National Park and it was amazing.  There’s so much wildlife and thermal activity that we were there for six days and didn’t have time to see everything.

We did a few hikes through the woods – while carrying bear spray – and it was a bit scary, but fun.  We also hiked to the top of Mt. Washburn, which at 10,243 feet was the highest I’ve ever been in my life.

There will be more pictures and a break down of our vacation once we get Kate’s travel blog transferred so stay tuned.

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  1. debster says:

    Wow! Thanks for the shout out, Aldo. Glad you had a good vacation! We look forward to reading about it on Kate’s blog. One more week and I’m off for a week. I’m ready! Good weekend to you guys!
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  2. Thanks much for the mention Aldo, I really appreciate it. And, yes, I agree that Grayson is pretty much anywhere…I’m quite certain he’s part cyborg, lol. Glad to hear you had a nice vacation. My Dad lives in Bozeman, MT and has always told us we should make it out to Boise. We’ve been to Yellowstone a few times when out to visit him and it’s absolutely gorgeous there.
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  3. Will says:

    I’m off to read your recommendations! I hope I’m on your list someday soon!
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  4. Thanks for including me! Glad the vacation was great!
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  5. Isn’t Yellowstone awesome??? I went there in my 20’s and would love for Rick and I to take the kids sometime. Have a great weekend, Aldo!
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  6. Thank you for including me, I really appreciate the support! Sounds like you had a great relaxing vacation too, I need to get one of those in myself.
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