The past week has been beautiful, with warm weather, lots of sun, and allergies that have subsided a bit lately, actually letting me function outdoors! The downside is that our balcony and windows are full of more spiders and bugs than ever… a crow seems to have built a nest on the roof, and some bees have moved in next door. The upside is that I haven’t seen a single mosquito; I don’t think they fly this high. I don’t mind bugs so much as long as they don’t bite or get into my food.
My good friend Mich from Beating The Index let me know today that our sites have been boosted to a PageRank of 4! I know that this number is only one blogging statistic, but it still feels good to see the seeds of my own labour germinate and grow. For this, I really have you guys to thank. The greatest thing about blogging is being able to share stories with others and get feedback, as well as read what other bloggers are reading and gain a window into their minds and perspectives. This is what keeps me going, through thick and thin.
So, thank you, dear reader for all of your great comments and feedback, and a special shout out also goes out to my fellow Yakeziers as well as my good friend Mich at Beating The Index (speaking of the Yakezie, don’t forget to check out the writing contest!). Thanks for all of the support, guys!
I’ve been a little light on the posts lately, but I’ve actually been a little busy on the side. I’m a software developer by trade and I’ve been working on a hobby site called Learn OpenGL ES; it’s about learning how to do 3d graphics on mobile and on the web. The site is still in its infancy (I don’t even have a logo at the moment!), but I’m using it as a base to develop my own knowledge and share what I’ve learned with others. The mobile market is really booming right now, and it’s something I’m interested in learning more about. Please don’t hesitate to leave any feedback or comments about the site, even if the subject material is Greek to you. 🙂
Posts of the week
- Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School — this is a post about Andrew Hallam‘s new book. As the title hints at, this book teaches us that investing doesn’t have to be difficult, and that even a teacher can have a good retirement. It’s currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com (affiliate link).If you’d like to learn more about the author, Andrew Hallam, we also have an exclusive interview here at Invest It Wisely.
Without further ado, here are some great reads to kick off the week.
- 2011 Global Petroleum Survey: Top North American Jurisdictions for Oil and Gas Investment (Beating The Index)
- How To Start Dividend Investing With Little Money (The Passive Income Earner)
- How Your High School Let You Down (Andrew Hallam)
- Picking an Asset Allocation Model (DIY Investor)
- The Wisdom of John Templeton, He Got It Right (The Wise Buck)
- When to Sell a Stock (MomVesting)
- You can learn from the Canada Pension Plan (My Own Advisor)
- After an apocalypse, what’s left of digital stores of knowledge? (KurzweilAI)
- Are You Worth As Much as a Plumber? (101 Centavos)
- How Do They Compare: IPhone Vs Android – Part 1 (Personal Finance Firewall)
- ING Direct 2011 Financial Independence Days Sale on Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd (Maximizing Money)
- My Vacation Suggestion That Could Benefit All (Everyday Tips and Thoughts)
- The Young and the Restless and the Vancouver Riot: What Went Wrong (youngandthrifty.ca)
- Where I Stand on My Resolutions – 2nd Quarter (The Amateur Financier)
- Frugal Fatigue Hits Home (retireby40.org)
- Making the Case for Owning Older Cars (The Biz of Life)
- Medical Bankruptcy: Are YOU At Risk? (The Millionaire Nurse Blog)
- Our Sustainable Personal Financial Plan: The Future (Sustainable Personal Finance)
- The Four Seasons of Personal Finance (Hope to Prosper)
- Things Totally Worth Splurging Money On (Financial Samurai)
- 4 Reasons to Start Your Social Security Early (Personal Finance By The Book)
- Will Social Security be around when I retire? (Frugal Zeitgeist)
- What’s Next for the Markets? (Balance Junkie)
- WTF Finances: Oil Prices, the Fed and Mental Illness (The Online Investing AI Blog)
- 20 reasons for ending Canada Post’s monopoly (Larry MacDonald)
- This Week in Money Management: Need a Bailout? Ask the Government. (Credit Sesame)
- Canadian Finance Carnival #41 (Canadian Finance Blog)
- Canadian Finance Carnival #42 (Canadian Finance Blog)
- Carnival of Wealth #43 – June 19 2011 Edition (Personal Dividends)
- Totally Money Blog Carnival #25 – Start of Summer Edition (Money in the 20s)
- Yakezie Carnival – Happy Father’s Day Edition (Not Made of Money)
- Yakezie Natsu (Financially Consumed)
Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a great week!