Friday Finds

Hello to all my lovely readers, how are you doing today? It’s bright and sunny in Arizona, warm but not hot yet.  We’ll have about one month of blissful weather and then it’ll be time to roast like we’re Thanksgiving turkeys.

Here are some great links I found around the blogosphere:

  • Elle from Couple Money is giving away a Netbook at her blog and she also had a guest post on Problogger – Tips for Doing the 31 Days to a Better Blog Challenge – go Elle!  Awesome!  The winner will be direct messaged via Twitter (which should come to your email address as well) so be sure to follow her on Twitter.
  • Little House in the Valley explains that there is another way to do subtraction, other than the method I was taught, which is called Borrow and Regroup method in Borrow and Pay Back Method. She wonders if this had something to do with the typical American thought to borrow, borrow, borrow. Very interesting!
  • Daniel over at Sweating the Big Stuff shares what he believes to be The 5 Worst Ways to Save Money. I personally find going out and doing things to be very tiring, so I can’t say that I agree with number one on his list. Although I think many people will disagree with me on that!  But I don’t spend my time watching television either, I don’t find it relaxing.
  • Ryan from Planting Dollars writes about the Fear of Success: Fighting the Anti-Success Leprechaun. This post title really jumped out at me since I see a lot of myself in there. Great post!
  • Well Heeled Blog tells us about shopping for a mattress with her friend in Shopping for Mattresses: How Much Would You Spend and asked if we could ever spend $2000 on a mattress.  I can’t imagine ever spending $2000 on a mattress.  I bought my queen size bed from Goodwill for $12, and I’d probably make my own mattress before spending $2000 on one.
  • Journey to Millions ponders on how he thinks a million dollars is still a heck of a lot of money in Comparatively Speaking A Million Dollars is Still a Lot of Freaking Money. I agree!  I am sure I could live off a million dollars for the rest of my life.  Even with inflation!
  • Mrs. Money wonders if her readers prefer to shop locally or online in How Do You Shop – Locally or Online? I tend to do a lot of my shopping online, although I am totally with Mrs. Money in supporting small businesses. It’s just that I’m in a rural area and the nearest grocery store is 15 miles away, and there aren’t many other stores than those grocery stores.

How did you week go?

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9 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. $2k is insane for a mattress. I wasn’t happy when mine cost $450!


    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    Rainy Day Saver: I would have also thought a $450 mattress was expensive. LOL. Considering mine cost $12. Heehee. I still laugh thinking about it. It was on a 50% off day and was marked down. It’s also a dark yellow color so maybe that’s why the set was so unpopular.


  2. I have definitely been in AZ too long (already) because I told my mom it was perfect weather for her visit: low to mid 80s. She said “Great, I’ll bring shorts.” I immediately thought, “Why?”

    As for the mattress thing, you need to be careful about used mattresses these days. There’s a growing number of bedbug infestations. That’s one of the reasons we decided to bite the bullet and get Tim’s mom a new bed.

    And generally I don’t like paying a lot for mattresses. Mine, however, cost about $800, since it’s a Tempurpedic. And that was about $400 off the average price! My mom actually bought it for me at the time. I wasn’t sleeping much on my futon and she was concerned about my health so she made it a priority. It’s wonderful, though! I miss it when I try to sleep in other beds. I think if/when this one wears out, we’ll look at more Tempurpedics and probably sleep number beds.


    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    Abigail, yeah, yuck on the bedbugs… when I got my mattress and box spring from Goodwill I left it outdoors in the blistering heat for a few days, and then brushed it off very thoroughly, checking the seams for any little critters. It is a little scary, but I have never had a problem so I guess I got real lucky. I don’t know if I would ever do a sleep number bed. I think they are just a lot of hype. Of course I’ve never even laid on one before, so maybe they are fantastic. I guess the best reason for having a sleep number bed would be if spouses truly desired completely different “numbers”. The one couple I know of that has one, ends up they both like the same “number”. Thanks for your input!


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