Weekend Wind Down 7/21/2012



This week I am saddened to tell you that one of my great uncles has passed away at the golden old age of 86. Although we’d only see each other once per year at the family reunion, I had fond memories of him. You know how family reunions can be awkward, especially when you’re a kid? Well, no worries because here would come my Uncle to ask you how things were going and make you feel totally comfortable. Plus he was a great influence for my Dad which makes him extra important.

Coincidently, I’m also reading a finance book that just got to a chapter about estate planning and wills. I’d like to ask: Does everyone have a will? If so, where did you get it from? Does using an online service like Legal Zoom actually count or would I just be writing a letter to Santa Claus?

Blog News:

Even though my Alexa rank still continues to slip upward, it looks like my mozRank has improved to a 4.34. And according to the stat checker I use, they predict I may have a chance of seeing a Google PageRank of 4!

Has anyone tried to sync their Google Webmaster Tools with Google Analytics? I did that this week, but now I’m not receiving any Webmaster data!? What’s up with that?

 

Blog Posts You Should Check Out:

In case you missed these, here’s a few good stories you check out this weekend:

·         It’s pretty cool when a magician shows you his trick.  You could hire Jeremy at Modest Money to research keywords for you, or you could simply read his post Optimal Blog Keyword Research for SEO for a great tutorial on how to do this yourself.

·         Do you ever wonder how old your fellow bloggers are?  TL at Budget and the Beach reveals her age and much more that’s on her mind in Blazing Your Own Trail.

·         What would you NOT do with $500?  Average Joe lightens the mood with Almost the Real Olympics, Only Not As Cool But Way Less Time Consuming.

·         Let’s up the ante to a BILLION dollars!  Jon from Married with Debt has a few ideas in 6 Crazy Things I’d Do with a Billion Dollars.

·         Have you ever said something you regretted later on?  Michelle has a pretty good ladies night out story on Dance Like No One’s Looking.

 

Carnivals:

MyMoneyDesign was featured in the following personal finance carnivals this week:

Thanks again to all my new and returning visitors. I really appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy my site!

 

Posts This Week:

1) Lessons in Retirement from the Movie “About Schmidt”

2) What are Mutual Funds and How Do I Invest in Them?

Photo Credit: Microsoft Clip Art

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the mention MMD. How long have you not been receiving your webmaster data via google? And sorry to hear about your great uncle. I’ve only had to deal with losing one family member while I was old enough to comprehend it. It was a pretty rough time even though I rarely got to see that relative.
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    • MMD says

      Jeremy – I spoke too soon! I checked it yesterday and I now have data. I appear to be on some sort of two day lag!

    • MMD says

      Thanks Shilpan! And I’m sorry to hear about your older brother. That is a really terrible thing to endure when you’re a child.

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