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Friday Links Roundup: Exhausted Edition!

by retirebyforty on July 15, 2011 · 24 comments

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I am exhausted! nom nom nom...


Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I am pooped out these days. I’m back at work full time after my 3 months stint of being a stay at home dad. The combination of the full time job, blogging, and waking up at 4am to calm the baby have exhausted me. I hear the baby situation will get better at the 6 months mark though. We’ll just have to hang on and do our best, like every new parent, I imagine. Someday we’ll get 8 hours of sleep again…zzzzzz…

Here is Young & Thrifty’s rant – I can’t do it all! She also doesn’t have enough hours in the day. Her boyfriend really needs to man up and pitch in. “I definitely feel like I’m drowning in the day to day grind.” :(

Now some good news

Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff handed in her 2 weeks notice! She’ll be a full time online entrepreneur! Congratulations Crystal! I know she’ll make more money than her day job in no time.

Financial Samurai‘s Online Endeavors And Building A Community. Sam is working very hard to build the Yakezie network and his goal is for the members to generate $100,000 a month!

First Generation American is 1 year old! Congratulation Sandy & the famous Babci!

Retirement & Saving

Fabulously BrokeRetirement is not a right. FB is trying to get her sister to invest for retirement.

My Journey to MillionsRetirement is Likely to Be Different for Generations to Come. Evan has some quotes from the latest retirement study and he thinks “a lot of these studies are only there to make people feel better and provide absolutely no real information.” :)

Invest It WiselySavings = Freedom.

and more…

Moneyed UpHow Stress Costs You Money. Stress is bad.

Everyday Tips and Thoughts has a new addiction after trying to give up soda pop.

Tight Fisted Miser had a great June income month. Hopefully, we’ll get there some day.

$weating the Big StuffTips for Combining Finances.

Mom Vesting – Giving in to your spouse’s spending crisis. I had some crisis earlier in our marriage, but I’m pretty good now. See my comment there.;)

101 CentavosAre the United States Going All Greek? A good look at the debt crisis.

Cash Flow MantraNew Car vs Used Car. Throwing my hat in the ring.

One Cent At A TimeThe complete online Freebie guide. I love freebies!


 TGIF! Have a great weekend! I’ll get to catch up on my sleep.

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101 Centavos July 15, 2011 at 3:49 am

Busy, busy, busy…. I can relate. Some long-term projects are getting longer and longer termed. ;-)
Baby RB40 looks good and fat. Babies are so cool.
Thanks for the mention.


Crystal July 15, 2011 at 5:32 am

Thanks for the mention! The funniest thing? Once I gave my 2 week’s notice, fellow bloggers started contacting me about projects to fill in my free time. I’m already making more than I did! Woot!

I’m actually off right now to finish off my last few hours of the day job! Woot!


retirebyforty July 15, 2011 at 9:14 am

I have been meaning to contact you too. I’ll send you PM today. Great job!


SB (One Cent At A Time) July 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

oh that’s nice! best part is you can work overtime on the things you love.


No Debt MBA July 15, 2011 at 5:32 am

I’m also ready for a big time snoozefest this weekend and I don’t even have an infant at home. More power to you for juggling everything!


Sam July 15, 2011 at 6:56 am

Is that your boy in the pic?!?! Either way, love it!!


retirebyforty July 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

Yes! :D He is getting chubby.


Financial Samurai July 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Love Chubby babies! :)


cashflowmantra July 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

Thanks for the mention. I appreciate it. At our house, it got better pretty quickly. The kids got to sleeping about 6 hours straight within a month. Since I only sleep 4-6 hours a night (6 is a great night), it wasn’t that bad. Slept 4.5 hours last night and am driving to Memphis today then on to Dallas.


retirebyforty July 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

4-6 hours a night is not good for your health. I definitely need 7-8 hours per night. I’m still amaze that you can handle 6 kids. ;)


SB (One Cent At A Time) July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am

Many thanks for the mention. Did you try ordering something free yet from the list?


retirebyforty July 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

I tried Target, but they were all out. I’ll try others this weekend if I have time. ;)


Invest It Wisely July 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Thanks for the inclusion! :) 5-6 hours lately for me but I definitely do better on 7-8!


Financial Success for Young Adults July 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Cute kid! But I heard that parents barely see 8 hours of sleep. Pat Flynn mentioned that he gets about 4 hours a night.


retirebyforty July 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

There is no way I can function long term on 4 hours/night. We did it for the first few months and thankfully it’s getting better and better.


youngandthrifty July 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Your baby boy is so cute!! It looks like he’s getting some ZZZzzz’s! :) (unlike us haha)


Barb Friedberg July 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

One of the most memorable comments I received as a new mom was; “I felt it was an accomplichment if I actually showered and made it to the post office!” A new baby is lots of work, but enjoy, it’s over before you know it.


Evan July 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Thanks for the mention. Your boy is freaking adorable (insert standard he must look like the mom, joke here)

My kid has the same sans wrist look going on too hahah


retirebyforty July 17, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Haha, I guess you get the same he must look like the mom jokes too. You boy is super cute too. He looks way older than 6 months. Time just flew by didn’t it?


Money Reasons July 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Great pic! Very cute son!


retirebyforty July 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Thanks! He’s sick today… :(


Kanwal Sarai - Simply Investing July 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Hang in there! It does get easier, you’ll have your 8 hours of sleep back in a few months.


First Gen American July 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

As amazing as it is, the first 12 months of parenthood are exhausting. I really don’t know how people can have 4 or more kids. I just can’t imagine it.

Thanks for the mention. You’re doing great!


retirebyforty July 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Do you know Cash Flow Mantra? He has 6 kids. That’s crazy. :D
His house would be a great place to grow up in though.


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