Weekend Links: Internet Radio Options for Free Music
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Music is a powerful tool in setting the ambience for whatever task I’m trying to tackle. And, sometimes, I just get sick of hearing the same songs over and over again so the advent of Internet radio was nice.
Whether it is writing a post, tweaking a website, working out, and plain old web surfing, I like that I have some great options available. Here are some of my favorite places for music:
- Pandora Radio
My favorite Internet radio so far. I set a few stations with a song or artist that I like and it automatically plays music that are similar. Pandora Radio is great for discover new music that I would never have encountered on my own. I use it primarily to listen to ambient instrumental music for my writing sessions. There is a 40-hour per month limit but continue down the list for other options.
Last.fm is very much like Pandora Radio where you enter an artist or genre and it plays similar tunes. My next favorite option when I use up my time with Pandora Radio.
With nuTsie, I get to choose lists of songs in a specific genre or year. When I select the Top 100 Songs of 2000, I return to the days of middle school. There is no limit to how long you can listen but there is a limit to how many times of you can skip a song.
If I’m in the mood for listening to the good old radio, I switch to iHeartRadio for my local music station and listen to the hot new tunes that everyone else is listening to.
Now on to some great posts:
- Why do we want everything this instant? at Pop Economics. Ever wondered about the neurological behavior that drives us towards instant gratification? We are human after all – and there are just some things we cannot control such as the impulsive mishaps with money.
- How a Savings Account Expert Saves His Own Money at Bucks New York Times Blog. It is easy to see how many of us personal finance bloggers handle our savings but it’s not often that we get to delve into the money management styles of those who consider themselves experts in the field.
- The Thin Line Between Minimalist & Moocher at Well-Heeled Blog. If we chose to live with less, there are time when we must turn to others for stuff we need. At that point, a minimalist lifestyle could intrude on the lifestyles of others.
- Dear Graduate, do you want to retire in five years? at Early Retirement Extreme. As a recent graduate, this letter-style post that evoked a motivational path that sets itself apart from the typical rat race. It shows that learning and growth should not stop after graduation. Continue doing so will allow us to reach our goals quicker.
Check out this awesome guest post I contributed:
- Sun Tzu’s Art of War Applied to Your Battle Against Debt at Financial Samurai
Recent carnivals in which Realm of Prosperity participated:
- Carnival of Personal Finance #272 – Yogi Berra Edition! at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff
- Festival of Frugality #245 – The Exorcist Edition at Canadian Finance Blog
(Photo credit: C.P. Storm)