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?