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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #31- Good Things

If only English spelling was that easy!

If only English spelling was that easy!

I am really happy to see this weekend. It seems like my whole family has been battling one illness or another for a few weeks now, but I hope we’re all on the mend. My daughter is in spring cleaning mode, as she labeled all of our bathroom drawers this week!

I’m almost afraid to put it in writing, but it looks like the first part of ย my business sale is set to close next Friday the 29th, which also happens to be my daughter’s birthday. I want to do a few posts about the experience of selling a business, but I’m not sure if that would be interesting or helpful to my readers. Let me know if you want to hear more about it or if that would bore you to tears. I also have a couple of posts coming up next week about a secret real estate deal that I have been keeping from you. You’ll have to check back Monday if you don’t die of curiosity first.

Ebook is Launched!

I’m proud to have been an co-author of a new ebook that was launched this week. You can check out “The A-Z of Saving Money” here or on Amazon. If you’ve read it and could post a review on Amazon, I’ll owe you big time.

Guest Post

I did a guest post this week called Forget Keeping up with the Joneses, I Became One at I Heart Budgets.


I am co-hosting 3 at the moment. Get your entries in!

$250 Cash to celebrate the ebook release

$500 Cash from Rather Be Shopping

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Lifestyle Carnival at The Money Mail

Want to Start a Blog?

If you are looking to start a blog, you might want to check out Jeremy’s Guide to Starting a Blog at Modest Money. He has lots of great tips that have certainly helped me along the way.


Eyes on the Dollar was mentioned by these fine bloggers. I certainly appreciate the support. Please let me know if I missed you.

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Fun Search Terms

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20/20 Posts of the Week

It’s really hard to choose just five, but I think it actually works better than a longer list. While picking 5 20/20 posts, ย there was one that really stuck out this week as my absolute favorite. It will be the 20/15 post. (Like Alexa ranking, the lower the bottom number, the better!)

20/15 Post

What My Life is Like With Terrible Credit at Canadian Budget Binder. One of Mr. CBB’s readers shares a very compelling story.

Top Five 20/20 Posts

Net Worth of $160,000,000 and Working in Food Service at 1500 Days to Freedom. I think I would still be this way if I was worth that much money.

The Neglected “Secret” to Becoming Rich at Johnny Moneyseed. Why is it so secret? Ask society.

It’s Time to Stop Acting Like an Ostrich from the Other Guy at the Free Financial Advisor. Maybe a wise old owl would be better?

How to Avoid Burnout and Frustration When Volunteering at Young Adult Money. Saying no is really hard when it’s to a charity, but when feels like a chore, it’s maybe time to cut back.

Forex Currency Trading for Beginners-Part 2 at Monster Piggy Bank. Of course, you’ll have to read part 1 as well, but this is a topic that is complicated and Glen has broken it down very well. There are lots of cool graphs too.

Have a great weekend!

About Kim Parr

Kim Parr is a private practice optometrist, freelance writer, and personal financial blogger. You can follow her journey to 20/20 financial vision at Eyes on the Dollar.


  1. One of my coworkers’ daughters came in to the office for a few hours last week. She made herself a sign for the door of the office where she was hanging out: “Dana’s Offis” =)

  2. LOVE the drawer labels – how cute!!!!! Yes, absolutely I would love to see a post about selling your biz, and can’t wait to read Monday’s post! Have a great weekend, Kim!

    • She is really big on the labeling stage at this point. I never know what I’m going to find a label on. I’m waiting for on on the “toylet” itself.

  3. I think you should definitely talk about selling your business! I’m a valuation analyst and deal with business sales all the time and would be interesting to read a personal view on it.

    • I’m sure an analyst would tell me that I did it all wrong. I’m sure I’ve made every mistake there is, but it should be a good to learn what not to do.

  4. I think I’ll need to start spring cleaning soon too! I would love to hear about how to sell a business. I’d also like to hear you perspective on buying a business as an investment. Clearly there are buyers out there. Do they tend to be individual investors or institutional?

    • In my case, they are individuals, although I have heard of medical practices being bought by corporations to turn into a chain type establishment or to form a huge group of medical specialties owned by one company. In my small geographical area, the big corps aren’t that interested.

  5. Ya, for sure do some posts on the sale of a business, why not? Now I really want to know what you’ve been keeping a secret…. have a great weekend!

  6. Kim, your daughter is AWESOME! My kids aren’t old enough to spell yet, but I hope the beginning stages of spelling look like this. And I don’t think anything you would write would be boring, so why not write about selling your business? Thanks for the mention too ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love the “toylitpapr” drawer! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  8. We’ve all been sick here too in KY! Man, so glad it’s finally over.

    I’m not too interested in selling my business as it’s just getting started but thanks for sharing! =)

  9. Congratulations on the ebook! Great links.

  10. We have been battling sickness the past couple weeks also. It’s just been getting passed around.

    I would absolutely love to hear about your business sale, it sounds very exciting. I think you should post about it! And looking forward to seeing what the secret real estate deal is as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Thanks for the mention Kim. I hope you had a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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