Category Archive: Noted

New Ways To Connect With No Credit Needed

When I started No Credit Needed, there were very few ways to share newly published content with the world.  I would publish a new article – and then wait for traffic to come from a search engine or another site, usually via a simple text link.  Thankfully, there are now many more ways to share content – and connect with readers.

I have been using both Twitter and StumbleUpon for several years, both to post and find content.  I will continue to use these social media platforms –

Twitter –  Please follow me via twitter.com/NCN.  I tweet daily – with personal links to my own content and to that of other personal finance writers.

StumbleUpon – Click to view my StumbleUpon profile.  If you find an article here at No Credit Needed that you like, and you are a StumbleUpon user, please use the buttons at the end of each post to stumble and share with your followers.

I have just begun to connect with and use these social media platforms –

Facebook – This one is brand new.  Check out the facebook page for No Credit Needed.  Please like the page and share it’s content with your friends.

Flipboard – Check out the new  flipboard profile for No Credit Needed – and a personal finance flipboard magazine called the No Credit Needed News.  I’m loving flipboard – and I’m having a blast learning how to use it and all of its features.

Pintrest – Follow my pins over at Pintrest.  I am a big DIY fan – so I’ll be pinning content from around the web dealing with personal finance, simple living, woodworking, landscaping, and more.

social-349568_1280I will continue to use the following to promote the site’s content via subscription –

RSS – For old school newsreader fans – please subscribe to the No Credit Needed rss feed.

Email – If you are a currently subscribe to No Credit Needed via email – change is on the way.  I’m switching over to a new email newsletter provider.  I’ll write a post about the new service in the next few weeks, but I wanted to give you a heads up.  You’ll need to switch over to the new service, but the process should be painless.  The new email newsletter service will provide more flexibility for me when I’m organizing and emailing content.

I want to thank you for visiting my site.  Over the years, I’ve learned a lot from both my readers and my fellow writers.

The blogging landscape has shifted – several times – since 2005, but I still love writing about personal finance, debt reduction, and saving money.

Thank you for reading No Credit Needed – and I hope you have a blessed and awesome day.  Rock on!

 

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Getting Ready For 2014

It’s almost Christmas!  I cannot believe (he says, in old-man voice) just how quickly this year has flown by.  It’s almost 2014.  Wow.

This year has been an interesting year for our family.  We continue to move forward with our financial plan – paying off mortgage and saving for the future – and we are excited for the next year.

My wife and I have created a list of financial goals for 2014.  I’ll share details in a future post, but they include: (continuing) to eliminate mortgage debt, increasing side-income (is that a word?), and saving for the purchase of a car (for our oldest, who is now 14!).

I want to thank you for continuing to read No Credit Needed.  Posting has been sporadic, as we all adjust to my new work schedule and our busier-than-ever-yet-very-blessed lives.  Thanks for hanging in there.  You guys rock!

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Cool Posts – Tax Holidays – Visualize – Celebrate

Here are this week’s cool posts from my fellow personal finance writers –

Financial Ramblings has compiled a list of the 17 states that are observing some form of state sales tax holiday in 2013.  School is just around the corner and it’s time to buy school supplies.  We take advantage of our state’s sales tax holiday each year.

Girl Meets Debt had one of those awesome moments of pride that come during the debt repayment process.  It’s always exciting and encouraging to see others reducing debt and having victories along the way.  Rock on!

Thrifty Dad compiled a great list of ways to track debt and to visualize the debt reduction progress.  Long-time readers will remember the simple pie-chart that we used when tracking our debt reduction here at No Credit Needed.  Now, there are several ways to both track and visualize debt.  Pretty cool.

Thanks for checking out this week’s cool posts – and don’t forget to follow me on twitter @NCN.  Be blessed.

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Working On Website

It has been several years since I changed the look of No Credit Needed.

In an effort to simplify things, I have removed much of the clutter from the side-bar, changed the layout, and removed unnecessary code.

I like the new green and gray color scheme.

I may or may not update the header with a new graphic.  Right now, I’m digging the super-simple interface of this theme.

Check the site out – and feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on the new look.  Be blessed.

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