The carnivals were packed with great articles this week. Thanks to all the hosts for doing the work. I can’t imagine the time it takes.
Here we go…
The Festival of Frugality hosted at On Financial Success included my article I am a Stay at Home Mom. Here’s How I Finagled My Finances to Make It Happen. I really hope that other men and women who want to stay at home can find a way to do so.
Also check out:
- Mrs. Nespy’s World‘s post 10 Things You Should Never Buy Used (and Three You Should Never Sell). I would never buy any of the things on her list used. Those of you who read me regularly will probably guess that I will sell them. Yes indeed, I will. Everyone’s grossness factor is different, and who am I to judge?
- Pennies to Nickels wrote a terrific article about Shopping The Ethnic Aisles. What’s funny is I had the exact same suspicion when I was in Wal-Mart last week, but didn’t have time (or, honestly, the inclination) to do the research PTN did.
I just love the Carnival of Money Stories. I love reading everyone’s personal stories. It was hosted at Can I Get Rich on a Salary and included my article Am I Getting Smaller or Is Furniture Getting Bigger?
Some other great stories this week:
- Single Guy Money depresses me a bit with his post Handling My Finances in a Slow Economy,but he’s making some smart choices. Saving money doesn’t have to mean not socializing, and I think he and his friends have come up with a great frugal solution.
- How I Saved Over 3,000$ In One Hour is an article I obviously HAD to read. The Personal Financier really knows how to title an article! Refinancing is certainly worth looking into, especially since this stupid sub-prime fiasco and the ensuing housing market debacle has screwed up our plans royally. Nah, I’m not bitter.
The Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted at The Happy Rock this week, and included my article How I Use My Bank Accounts to Manage My Bills and Save, Save, Save. That’s two weeks in a row I remembered to submit. I’m on a roll!
As usual there’s tons of great information there. I particularly liked:
- Squawkfox did a great article about Ten things you should never carry in a purse or wallet. I knew most of them, but there were a few I hadn’t thought about.
- Smart Easy Money describes in her article How I Save Money (aka Why I Have Seven Savings Accounts) how she uses her bank accounts very much like I do. She counts her IRAs, though, which I didn’t. But suffice to say that adds about 6 more accounts. I don’t even want to add them all up. Yikes!
Too much money talk makes my head spin. Things lightened up for me when I wrote How Men Hang Curtains, and I’m happy it was included in the Carnival of Family Life April 21st 2008 Edition hosted at Vanilla Joy.
Other readworthy articles:
- Amy Vernon, a contributing author at Ice Cream Is Not For Breakfast, wrote a disturbing post called How the Cost of Food Can Make Children Less Healthy. How sad that so many unhealthy foods are so much less expensive that healthier choices.
- I really liked the last tip in 6 Ways to Be a Friend Without Involving Money, Gifts or Obligation, posted at Slow Down Fast. I like random acts of just about anything, and fun will surely do.
That’s it until next week. And I won’t spoil the suspense about whether or not I remembered to post to this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance . Tune in next week, (or read the carnival, as it’s already up) to find out!