Clever Posts Of The Week

Clever Posts Of The Week – May 17th 2013

I was excited to mow my lawn yesterday for the first time this Spring.  I love the smell of freshly cut grass, and I love the look of a newly mowed lawn.  It’s also the only place a man can truly be alone.  I think the rest of my family is afraid that if they interrupt me, I’ll have them take over.

I am definitely NOT left alone when I am sitting at the kitchen table with my laptop reading blog posts. Sometimes I unplug and go sit alone in the basement so I can read them uninterrupted.  Check out my favorites of the week below, and don’t forget to give the Clever Dude Facebook page a thumbs up!

  1. Clever Dude was  included in a list of 22 Financial Bloggers You Should Get To Know over at Options Credit.  Check it out….humbled to be in this list!
  2. Home maintenance projects can be expensive.  Money Beagle tells us 7 Things I Learned During Our New Roof Project.
  3. A little over a year ago my wife and I bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner.  I wish I would have read Why I’ll Never Buy A Dyson Vacuum—And Neither Should You from Frugal Guru Guide.  Maybe I would have made a different decision.
  4. My post on Wednesday talked about my recent experience with dealing with medical insurance.  DINKs finance tells us about Insurance secrets that we should not keep.

CleverDude was included in the following carnivals this week:

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  • I also enjoy the smell of fresh cut grass. I’m going to read the Dyson post…although I bought one about 3 years ago and it’s been working great for us.

  • @Don My wife and I bought one about a year and a half ago and really like it as well……but the post gives some interesting facts about their expected durability that surprised me! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Congrats on being listed, and thanks for the hat tip! I was being a bit mischievous with my title for that article. 🙂

    I was completely outraged, though, when I learned that the designed lifespan was 10 years, which was the real impetus for the article–I’d read very mixed reviews of its durability, and I wondered why, and when I found out that gem….well, I knew! You could have heard me sputtering from several rooms away. And then I was really furious when I found out that the “won’t lose suction,” while 100% accurate, hides the fact that the suction is low to start with. What’s the point in that? :/ I’d rather have really high suction that loses some force than something that has weak suction all the time. If the lowest suction of a high-end Hoover is better than the Dyson’s highest suction, who cares if the Dyson’s suction doesn’t get worse?

    I hope you have a great weekend! I have so much to catch up on…. I’m going to stop working on the yard on Sunday (I have been clearing a year and a half’s worth of overgrowth this last week, and on two acres next to a forest, it’s a LOT of work, especially since I can only work for an hour before the baby’s starving again 🙂 ) and concentrate on getting my site up to date.

  • Wow, @Jenny – I always thought Dysons were supposed to have really good suction – I wish we had done more research prior to purchasing it. We thought we had all the proof we needed because my wife borrowed our neighbor’s Dyson and thought it rocked. Oh well, by the sounds of it we may be in the market for a new one in about 9 years. LOL.

    Hope you got your site up to date, and looking forward to what you have in store for content this week. 🙂

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