Selling Myself Short – Don’t Underestimate Yourself!

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The following is a staff writer post from MikeS.  He is a married father of 2.  So, with the cat, he ranks number 5 in the house.  He loves numbers and helping people. Please leave any questions or comments below for either Mike or Crystal. I am beginning to think that I have been under-estimating myself a little bit.  For those that haven’t seen it in previous posts, running is something that I do as part of my regular exercising. Currently I have been running now, more or less off and on, for about 5 or 6 years.  This past October I finished my first marathon and I am signed up for another one this coming October.  Marathons, and the training regimen that go with them, seem to be the only thing that keeps me on a regular pattern of running.  In addition to the upcoming marathon, I recently ran a couple of shorter races as they fit within the training plan. The First Race The first race was 15K, or 9.3 miles.  Before the race, friends and family will usually ask how I hope to finish or my desired pace.  For this particular race, I had run 8-miles the … Read more

Thanks to These Blog Carnivals – Late January 2014 to Current

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Hi again! Every week, we submit our favorite posts to a variety of blog carnivals. When we are selected, it is common courtesy (and an expectation) that we link back to those that included us. So thank you to everyone that included us!!! Blog Carnivals that Included MWD Yakezie Carnival at moneystepper Carn of MoneyPros at Save and Conquer Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at 2 Copper Coins Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Your PF Pro Carnival of Retirement at Lisa Vs. The Loans Carn of MoneyPros at Better Credit Blog Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at AllThingsFinance.net Lifestyle Carnival at Drop the Cookies Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Four Hour Work Day Carn of MoneyPros at The Money Principle Yakezie Carnival at The Ultimate Juggle Carn Financial Independence at Gaming Your Finances Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Tuition Assist Carn. of Financial Planning at Save and Conquer Carn of MoneyPros at Financial Nerd Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at My Life, I Guess… Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Carn of MoneyPros at Money Pros Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Messy Money Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Save and Conquer Also, … Read more

Thanks to These Blog Carnivals – December 2013 to Current

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Hi again!  Every week, we submit our favorite posts to a variety of blog carnivals.  When we are selected, it is common courtesy (and an expectation) that we link back to those that included us.  So thank you to everyone that included us!!! Blog Carnivals that Included MWD Carn of MoneyPros at Bite the Bullet Investing Lifestyle Carnival at Mom and Dad Money Carn Financial Independence at Carnival of Financial Independence Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at FITnancials Yakezie Carnival at Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Carn. of Financial Planning at Investing Five Daily Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at MoneySmartGuides Carn Financial Independence at Carnival of Financial Independence Carnival of Retirement at Grad Money Matters Carn. of Financial Planning at See Debt Run Carn of MoneyPros at Your PF Pro Carn. of Financial Planning at The College Investor Carn Financial Independence at Carnival of Financial Independence Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Carnival of Retirement at Save and Conquer Carn of MoneyPros at FITnancials Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Stepping It Down Lifestyle Carnival at On Better Terms  Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Messy Money Carn Financial Independence at FI Journey Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at ConsumerFu Carn of MoneyPros at On Better Terms Carnival of Retirement at FI Journey Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Yakezie … Read more

Thanks to These Blog Carnivals – November 2013 to Current

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Hi again!  Every week, we submit our favorite posts to a variety of blog carnivals.  When we are selected, it is common courtesy (and an expectation) that we link back to those that included us.  So thank you to everyone that included us!!! Blog Carnivals that Included MWD Carn. of Financial Planning at Family Money Values Yakezie Carnival at Budget for Health Carn of MoneyPros at Money Soldiers Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Carn Financial Independence at Carnival of Financial Independence Carnival of Retirement at Mom and Dad Money Yakezie Carnival at One Cent at a Time Carnival of Retirement at This That and the MBA Lifestyle Carnival at Drop the Cookies Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Financial Nerd Carn. of Financial Planning at Planting Our Pennies Carn of MoneyPros at Money Pros Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Hurricanes, Panties  Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Digital Personal Finance Carn Financial Independence at Carnival of Financial Independence Carn of MoneyPros at The Frugal Toad Yakezie Carnival at www.yourmoneymentor.com Carn. of Financial Planning at Financial Nerd Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at One Cent at a Time Carn of MoneyPros at Money Pros Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Degrees … Read more

Thanks to These Blog Carnivals – October 2013 to Current

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Hi again!  Every week, we submit our favorite posts to a variety of blog carnivals.  When we are selected, it is common courtesy (and an expectation) that we link back to those that included us.  So thank you to everyone that included us!!! Blog Carnivals that Included MWD Carnival of Retirement at FITnancials Carn of MoneyPros at Evolving Personal Finance Carn Financial Independence at Carnival of Financial Independence Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at The Skilled Investor Yakezie Carnival at My Personal Finance Journ Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet Carn. of Tortoise Banker at Carnival of Tortoise Banker Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Save and Conquer Yakezie Carnival at The Happy Homeowner Carn Financial Independence at Stacking Benjamins Carn. of Financial Planning at BryanMaltier.com Carn of MoneyPros at Hurricanes, Panties Lifestyle Carnival at PF Carny Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Faithful With a Few Carn of MoneyPros at Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses Carn Financial Independence at Carnival of Financial Independence Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Mom and Dad Money Carnival of Retirement at The Frugal Toad Yakezie Carnival at Rather-Be-Shopping Lifestyle Carnival at Your PF Pro Yakezie Carnival at … Read more

Thanks to These Blog Carnivals – August 2013 to Current

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Hi again!  Every week, we submit our favorite posts to a variety of blog carnivals.  When we are selected, it is common courtesy (and an expectation) that we link back to those that included us.  So thank you to everyone that included us!!! Blog Carnivals that Included MWD Carnival of MoneyPros at Money Q Yakezie Carnival at Well Kept Wallet Carnival of Tortoise Banker at Carnival of Tortoise Banker Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Mom and Dad Money Yakezie Carnival at Frugal Rules Carnival of Financial Planning at Money Bulldog Carnival of MoneyPros at Rather-Be-Shopping Carn. of Fin. Camaraderie at Frugal Rules Carn. of Financial Planning at Mom and Dad Money Yakezie Carnival at Money Life and More Carn of MoneyPros at Money Wise Pastor Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Degrees and Debt Aspiring Blogger Fin. Carnival at Aspiring Blogger Carn. of Financial Planning at Mel’s Money Yakezie Carnival at Wealthnote Fin. Carn. for Young Adults at Money Bulldog Lifestyle Carnival at Hurricanes, Panties  Carnival of Retirement at Your PF Pro Also, as a thank you for reading these carnival updates, I’ll start including at least one giveaway that I’ve seen open recently.  🙂 Giveaways Couple Money is hosting a Nexus 7 Giveaway until September 30! Reach Financial Independence is hosting a $397 Course and $25 … Read more

Thanks to These Blog Carnivals – July 2013 to Current

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Hi again!  Every week, we submit our favorite posts to a variety of blog carnivals.  When we are selected, it is common courtesy (and an expectation) that we link back to those that included us.  So thank you to everyone that included us!!! Blog Carnivals that Included MWD Yakezie Carnival at Making Sense of Cents Finance Carn. for Young Adults at Finance Inspired Carn. of Financial Camaraderie at Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses Carnival of Retirement at Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses Carnival of Retirement at Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet Finance Carn. for Young Adults at Cash Cow Couple Yakezie Carnival at Money Reasons Carnival of Retirement at Faithful With a Few Yakezie Carnival at What Mommy Does Carnival of MoneyPros at Financially Digital Carn. of Financial Camaraderie at Hurricanes, Panties  Finance Carn. for Young Adults at FITnancials Yakezie Carnival at One Cent at a Time Carnival of MoneyPros at Your PF Pro Carnival of Retirement at Midlife Finance Carnival of Tortoise Banker at Carnival of Tortoise Banker Also, as a thank you for reading these carnival updates, I’ll start including at least one giveaway that I’ve seen open recently.  🙂 Giveaways Donna Freedman is hosting a HIMMB Giveaway (my first eBook) until August 20! Making Sense of Cents is hosting a HUGE Anniversary Giveaway until August 28!