Other clickworthy articles:
- Buxr wrote Understanding “refurbished” — practical shopping tips. I’ve always been wary of buying refurbished items, but these tips make me think I may can get a good, safe buy.
- Funny About Money‘s article My Most Cost-Effective Renovation Projects shares her great reasons for the choices she made.
Lazyman and Money hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance this week and read all 114 entries. I can forgive him not putting my actual blog name or the actual title of the post, as he did include Why I Don’t Let My Mortgage Company Pay My Insurance and Taxes.
I admit I didn’t read all of the included articles, but these two caught my eye:
- I loved, loved, loved How to benefit even more from your Flexible Savings Account. Melissa at Finessing My Financials thought of something I didn’t. I’m not sure I can do it since my FSA is automatic debit, but I’m going to find out!
- Chica at One Snarky Chica with Issues lives up to her blog title and writes an almost painful to read article called Watching Others Be Financially Retarded. We all know people we’d like to shake, don’t we?
The Carnival of Money Stories included my post Husband Had a Date With Another Woman, And I’m Worried.
The stories this week were great!
- I nodded along with Becky at Family and Finances when I read her article How NOT to Handle an Inheritance. She wants to shake people, too.
- Happy Rock wrote Breakdown – Is Triple A(AAA) Worth The Money?, and for me the answer is a resounding yes! First, my Dad still pays for this and I’m not even embarrassed. Family plans are cheaper, and he likes knowing we’re safe. Who am I to argue? Second, I’d buy it anyway because of the other discounts I get (did you know about the 10% off at Payless Shoes?). Most importantly, if I break down on the side of the road I like the peace of mind of not having to figure out whom to call.
- I was chastened reading Debbie at Destroy Debt’s article Paying Attention to the “Fill Line” Will Save You Money. I do not pay attention to the fill line. I don’t even use the cap – I just depress the pump until I think I’ve poured enough. How embarrassing.
- I got a laugh out of Tipper’s article Lightning Strikes & Granny at Blind Pig and the Acorn.
There were lots and lots of non-carnival mentions this week, which are super-flattering:
- Thanks to Emily at Remodeling This Life for including my post Free Yourself in her Weekend Roundup – The Happiness Edition.
- More special thanks to PaidTwice for including Am I Getting Smaller or is the Furniture Getting Bigger? in her Carnival Fun From Around the Web.
- Even more to Mrs. Micah for including How I Use My Bank Accounts to Manage My Bills and Save, Save, Save in her 6 Word Autobiography Roundup.
- Many thanks to Funny About Money who mentioned Why I Don’t Let My Mortgage Company Pay My Insurance and Taxes in her Moments of Fame roundup.
- My Daily Round, a blog I’d not visited before, mentioned I am a Stay at Home Mom. Here’s How I Finagled My Finances to Make it Happen in her post Living A Decent Lifestyle.
- Frugal Babe, another new-to-me blog, also mentioned that same article in her post Carnivals and Festivals.
- Alison at This Wasn’t In The Plan included Wish I Had Some Pretend Money in her Link Love post. Thanks, Alison!
- Another great Personal Finance blog, Can I Get Rich on a Salary, mentioned My Husband Had a Date With Another Woman in their Blogorama—Weekly Carnival Round-Up.
- A post I wrote that didn’t get nearly much attention as I thought it would, Is Your Decision Not to Vaccinate Your Child More Important Than the Population’s Health at Large?, was mentioned at Wife, Mommy, Writer, Etc. in her post Dodging the Shots. I’m glad you liked it!
- I was inspired to write Why Life Insurance for Kids Isn’t Always a Bad Idea as a counterpoint to a post Mom wrote at Wide Open Wallet. She was kind enough to link back to it. Thanks, Mom!
Whew! That’s a lot of link love! Thanks so much!