Friday Finds

Hello and I hope everyone is having a great Friday.

Here are some great reads I found around the blogosphere in the past week:

  • Money Reasons had a good post today on Saving Money by Buying Used Clothes for Kids.  My mom couldn’t afford new clothes for seven children, so we wore “new” things from Goodwill or Salvation Army, or hand-me-downs. I was the oldest, so I usually got a “new” wardrobe each year. Money Reasons seemed to think buying used clothing might not be too acceptable to most people, but when I was raising my boys I found it was the best way to buy clothes for them!  Once in a while I’d buy them something new from Kmart, like say for example, Mighty Morphin Power Ranger swim trunks and they would be worthless in three weeks. While the three pair of swim trunks I bought from Savers for the same price as the MMPR would last through the entire season!
  • Stay At Home Mom CFO wants to know Where is the Personal Finance Blogger Who FAILS? Look no further, my dear.  To my chagrin, when I started this blog we were at $11,683 and now we are at $23,645.68. Thankfully it is going down, but Mr. A’s business still is not bringing in enough income to throw more money at the debt.
  • Canadian Finance Blog shares Frugal Getaways: 5 Ways To Treat Yourself With A Frugal Vacation. Lots of great suggestions, although my favorite is the staycation where you stay at home. 😉
  • Rainy Day Saver says to Prepare Your Finances For Vacation, reminding us that we still have bills that need to be paid even while on vacation. This is definitely something important to keep in mind if you are going on an extended vacation!
  • Budgets are Sexy asks for the 411 on ING Direct sub-accounts in Whatcha Know About ING & Their Sub-Accounts? I have to confess I don’t know much, but I am working out in my head how many sub-accounts we’re going to need to start saving for upcoming bills. I do have a savings account at Wells Fargo, but the interest is something like 1/10th of a cent or something ridiculous.  Maybe I’ll learn something at J. Money’s post to prepare me for opening my accounts. I did just call the credit union today where some of my savings resides and ask for the full account number and routing number in preparation of getting this started.
  • Mrs. Money feels like a big sell-out because she’s not doing exactly what she loves at this point in her life in Selling Yourself?
  • Simple in France tells us how it has been living in France for nearly nine months in Nearing Nine Months in France.

And that’s it for today.  How’s your week been?

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8 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. Thanks for the mention!

    I think you are right Goodwill or the Salvation Army would have some great clothes to pick from. Personally, I keep thinking about looking for a suite for the kids or even myself…

    One of the problems with both Goodwill and Salvation Army is there aren’t any close to where we live that I know off, but perhaps I need to look harder! 🙂


    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    Hi Money Reasons: Well, that is a bummer if there aren’t any near to your area! When my children were younger, fortunately we lived less than ten miles away from a Savers in a ritzy area of town. So maybe that had something to do with the good deals I found. I know when I shop in the Goodwill or Savers in the poorer areas of Phoenix, they are full of crap. I guess that is because they keep everything donated at the area stores. Good luck with finding some Goodwill and Salvation Army stores in your area!


  2. Thanks for the mention on that post. It was one I hesitated to write at first, I thought . . .too personal? I’m pleased you liked it.

    And I love all this linking I see going on. It’s inspiring me to do better with the links on my own blog.

    Thanks again!


  3. Since you’re being so honest Mrs.Accountability, perhaps one day I’ll tell the story of how we made over $230,000 on the sale of our last house and yet, HERE WE ARE:)

    Thank you for your honesty over at my site as well. It helps me be a little more, ahem, accountable…


    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    Stay at Home Mom CFO: I would LOVE to hear that story! Hey, I’m just trying to keep it real. 🙂


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