Friday Night Links: Summer Edition

by Krantcents · 12 comments

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Summer officially started on June 20th!  Summer actually started on my last day (6/19) of school.  When I was a student, summer was a nice break and I never thought it might a break for teachers too.  When you think of vacations, you think of two or three weeks, I get eight to ten weeks.  Normally, I teach summer school, but budgets issues killed that!

When I worked industry, a two or three week vacation seemed like a long time until you actually take it.  It goes by extremely fast.  Believe it or not, a summer vacation goes nearly as fast.  I will try to put it to good use bicycling, writing and doing some fun things.  Two years ago, I read a whole (19 books) mysteries series during my summer break.  This year, I plan to replace my car (18 years old), read and get back into condition.  What are you doing on vacation?

Reading this summer will be different on my new Kindle.  I finished one book and have ten (10) more books on a waiting list at the public library.  I look forward to riding my bicycle again.  I look forward to some great choices.  I can also identify the best or my favorite articles of the week.  This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.

The following articles caught my attention:

Well Heeled Blog - Ways To Save on a Hotel

Hope to Prosper - The High Cost of Being a Father

Master The Art of Saving  - Earn Money Online: Inbox Dollars:

My Multiple Streams of Income  - Car Emergency Savings for Peace of Mind

Money Q & A  - The Benefits And Potential Drawbacks of Owning a Roth IRA

The selection of blogs is up to the committee of one established by krantcents as a representative of the Academy of Frugal Journalistic Writers. That committee can be influenced by meaningful comments, signing up for my RSS feeds, backlinks, links, trackbacks, Facebook Likes, Twitter, Re-tweets, Digg, StumbleUpon, delicio, Yahoo Buzz, Google Bookmarks and other social media. If you plan on creating a single purpose political action committee (PAC) to buy advertising on my blog to solely influence the committee, please go ahead! Please understand it will not influence the results.

I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links.  I love summer!  Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Summer Edition.

Photo by:  Alex E. Proimos

I love summer!



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Hank June 22, 2012 at 4:25 am

Thanks for the mention! I appreciate it.

Krantcents June 22, 2012 at 7:52 am

You’re welcome. So much is written about Roth IRAs, it is nice to see a clear succinct comparison.

Lance@MoneyLife&More June 22, 2012 at 6:15 am

Summer vacations were great and I bet teachers love them. Do you only get paid during the school year or do they spread it out year round?

Krantcents June 22, 2012 at 7:56 am

I am paid on an annual basis, but paid monthly.

Buck Inspire June 22, 2012 at 11:40 am

Sounds like you really make use of your summer time! Enjoy the books, bike, and car project. Not sure what I’m doing yet. Probably bond with the baby. Need sunscreen!

Krantcents June 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

Sunscreen is very important, particularly for the baby. I would rather work, but I will make good use of the time off.

From Shopping to Saving June 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

You’re so lucky that you get those vacations! Working at a corporate job, it’s even hard to ask for a week off even though we are entitled to it. My time off builds up quickly but I find myself just trying to take one day off here and there since it’s easier than a whole week. Two weeks? Forget it! :(

Krantcents June 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Most of my career, I was in the corporate world. I would rather work than have all this time off, but cutbacks force me to take the time off.

Brent Pittman June 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

So you’re buying a car this summer or working on your old one?

Krantcents June 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

My car is 17 years old (will be 18 in September)! It is time to replace the timing belt and other deferred maintenance. It is time to replace it, but I am unsure what I want.

Jen @ Master the Art of Saving June 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I’m sure you’ll have a very productive summer; hopefully you won’t forget to have some fun. :-) Thanks for the mention, KrantCents.

Krantcents June 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

You’re welcome, I hope to fit in a little fun!

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