Link Love – Texas edition

by Marissa on August 17, 2012 · 31 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper link love post. There are so many sites that I’ve been reading recently, and felt like putting together a post will be the best way to highlight them.

I’m sitting in a lovely Starbucks in Waterloo finishing up some work before meeting a friend for dinner and then flying to Austin. It was supposed to be a cottage weekend, and it seems like it might the last one of the summer based on my schedule. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

P.S. Only 2 weeks until FINCON12. As you can tell, I’m beyond excited about this.  Also, I made these last night.


The recipe can be found here on Chic Darling.

Anyway on to the posts:

  • Michelle has a great post about setting up a College budget that stemmed from a Reader’s question. The comments are a gold mine. Reader Question: College Budget
  • I know most of us try to make our blogs better, and try to learn of SEO etc. I’ll be honest, these days I write about what I feel like writing about that doesn’t mean that I’m doing it right. Jeremy has a really good tutorial on Advanced Keyword Strategy For Your Blog
  • Bridget makes a video appearance in an Alberta Student video. She makes a valid point about taking out student loans. Check it out: My Alberta Student Loan video!
  • One of my favorite posts from this past week was from Lance at Money Life and More explaining How to Write a Check . Seriously.


And finally, was there anything that you liked this week that I missed? Do you have any easy cheesecake recipes recipes that you want to share. I secretly want the second question answered. 



  • Holly@ClubThrifty

    Thank you so much for the mention! I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Marissa

      No worries!

  • Lance@MoneyLife&More

    I almost put seriously in the title of the post! Great minds think alike :)

    • Marissa

      You should have!

  • Modest Money

    Thanks for the mention Marissa. Those cheesecake pops look so damn good. Must…look…away. Have fun in Texas.

    • Marissa

      But but they are soo easy to make! You should try it!

  • TB at BlueCollarWorkman

    I thought the post from Lance on how to write a check was awesome! I’m old enough that I still remember how, but it’s possible that younger folks today won’t know how!

    • Marissa

      Hey! I have a chequebook that I had to bust out the other day!

  • Ryan @ Planwise

    I’m super stoked on Fincon.. this will be my first time attending.

    That thing you made… wow it looks so damn good. Can I haz one

    • Marissa

      I’ll bring you 2!

  • Invest It Wisely

    Thanks for the kind mention, and hope you have a blast. :)

  • AverageJoe

    Holy wow. Yum. I’m sure it’s fat free, too. Lie to me if it isn’t.

    Austin might be my favorite city in America. Have you been?

    • Marissa

      Of course its fat free. Every thing cheesecake is fat free!

  • retirebyforty

    Thanks for the mention! :)
    See you at FinCon.

    • Marissa

      Yes, sir!

  • Jefferson

    Thanks for the nice words, Marissa. And also thank you for rescuing my wife’s fincon trip. I’m so glad she still gets to go and represent SDR!

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  • Shilpan

    You are a fabulous photographer. Those cheesecake pops look wonderful.

    • Marissa

      I can’t take credit for the pics, but mine really looked that good.

  • Michelle

    Thanks for the link love. Still sad about Fincon :(

    • Marissa

      Awww. I’m sure we’ll see you next year. I’ll have a drink for you.

  • Jacob @ iheartbudgets

    Great round-up of some of my fav. blogs. Checking out the college budget post now.

  • Robert @ The College Investor

    Robert’s easy cheesecake recipe: go to Cheesecake Factory!

    • Marissa

      Robert, you’re a smartass ;)

    • Will @HackingTheBank

      Haha, this is my favorite recipe!

      Although… dang. those cheesecake pops look fantastic!

  • SB

    Yeah i’ll be saving the world in my retirement for sure!

  • Roshawn @ Watson Inc

    I almost never comment on food pics, but wow that looks good :-) Wow!

    • Marissa

      I know, right?!

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