Don’t you love Saturdays? Especially when you don’t have anything on the schedule, and you can just kick back and relax. Of course, my Saturday is nothing like that this weekend, but I do love when you can just take the day as it comes.
Below are some posts I really enjoyed from the past week. In addition to the posts, make sure you check out the new link over at Money Crashers, which ranks the top Personal Finance Blogs. My ranking is nowhere near where I would like it to be, but that is ok. I will just keep working at it!
101 Centavos gives some great home and garden tips. I may never grind egg shells in my garbage disposal again!
Biz Of Life shares a quote from Nick Rahall which may be my favorite quote of the year.
Bucksome Boomer raises an interesting question about the economy- is it getting better, or getting worse? It is hard to tell since the data is not consistent across many aspects of the economy.
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff stirs up some controversy discussing the value of going $190,000 in debt for college.
Faithful With A Few asks if it is ever ok to take out a personal loan. Would you ever rely on credit as opposed to building an emergency fund?
Financial Samurai gives some great advice about having reasonable expectations and enjoying what you have.
First Gen American was incredibly nice and found a corn maze in my area, and also provided information on corn mazes in general. Want to find a corn maze where you live? If so, click on this post!
Len Penzo shares Halloween treats his children could do without. My least favorites were Mary Janes and Black Jacks. Does anyone besides me remember these candies?
Grumpy Rumblings of the Untenured share a day of no plans, no work, and just fun. Taking a true day off is something everyone should do!
Invest It Wisely discusses opportunity costs, and not just from a financial perspective.
Live Real, Now discusses the value of a AAA membership. There are some benefits to AAA that I didn’t realize, such as a discount at Target!
Money Reasons makes you stop and think about what is really important in your life. What possessions would you rescue from your house if there was a fire?
Personal Finance By the Book gives some great suggestions on steps to take before making a purchase. If only I read this post before I bought the cruddy surround-sound speaker system many years ago…
Single Mom, Rich Mom discusses judging other people’s financial decisions. As an added bonus, it also includes a picture of a fantastic cat.
Squirrelers admits he made a purchase from the gumball machine for himself, and then shares a Squirreling Gone Wild post!
The Kitchen Sink shares her unsuccessful experience with Weight Watchers. This was actually from the week before, but wanted to share it anyway!
Watson, Inc. reminds us of how important it is to not quit if you don’t succeed the first time. I think my favorite part from the post is the comment about Babe Ruth, who was not only the home run king, but also the strikeout king.
Wealth Artisan gives some great advice about setting investment guidelines for yourself, and tells you to stick to those guidelines!
Wealth Informatics discusses the cost of college education, and shares data which ties expected salary to the college attended. There is a lot to consider, it isn’t just about the school name.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!