Posted on 31 August 2011
First some business…
As some of you may have noticed, I’m a delinquent (which I explained in my last post Why do I have to wait until I’m in trouble to clean up my finances?) And as a delinquent, I have neglected to tell you about some awesome finance blog round-ups that I have been featured in recently. So to atone for my sins, I have a list of great round-ups below.
(For those of you unaware of what a Blog Carnival or Round-up is, it’s when a bunch of bloggers submit posts to one blogger who then picks the best and features them in one post)
Now to the good stuff…Airline Miles Infographic
The team at Deals.com put together a pretty cool and highly informative infographic about Airline frequent flyer programs and their branded credit cards. If you are considering joining a mileage program or getting a branded credit card, then check out the image below.
Infographic from Deals.com
Posted on 14 January 2011
I decided to join the perennial fight fat and pledged to lose weight. For some reason, I agreed to using the HCG diet. I’m pretty sure my wife asked me late one night while I was half asleep. Supposedly, there’s a recording.
Today is Day 10 of the diet. I loved the first two days, which are called gorge days. Meaning, I was instructed to eat as much fatty food as possible. Beginning on Day 3, I’m relegated to a 550 calorie a day diet. I hate my life.
But I’m losing weight. In fact, in just 10 days I’ve lost almost 9 pounds. Go me! But I still hate it.
To help get me through the experience, I’m taking either a picture or video each work day and submitting it to me social networks. Mr. Potato Head is featured in most of the images. He is standing in for me to express the emotions that I cannot. You can find my HCG diet pics on Flickr.
Some friends have called me crazy, others just laugh. Either way, I’m saving money and my health. I have only two more weeks on this intense diet and I expect to have lost about 20 pounds. And yet, I still hate it.
The Deals.com Infographic
Deals.com released a pretty interesting infographic showing how losing weight leads to saving money. So if you have New Year’s Resolutions for both saving money and losing weight, then you may be able to kill two birds with one stone.
Do your New Year’s goals include saving money and losing weight?