I've been wanting a chance to speak about finances with my cousins "Conner" and "Emily", and I finally got the chance this past weekend. While wandering around State College, PA, I asked both my 13- and 17-year-old cousins if they knew what a credit … [Read more...] about Talking money with my teenage cousins
Common Sense Tip #546,753: When you're going away for an extended period of time, such as the weekend, week or month, don't do something untested and unproven in your home. This past weekend, we went to Pennsylvania to see family and a football … [Read more...] about Tip: Don’t try something new before a long weekend
A cutely named and designed site called Bean Sprout hosted the 90th Festival of Frugality this week. I didn't have any articles specifically frugal-oriented last week, so I'll just run down my favorites from other writers: Being Frugal gives some … [Read more...] about Best Frugality Articles from Festival of Frugality #90
A few weeks ago, we sold our 2005 Chevrolet Malibu sedan. Basically, it was cheaply made and we wanted something projected to be more reliable. Oh, and it didn't have a number of safety options like side-curtain airbags and ABS. I saw the crash test … [Read more...] about Do we miss our car?
It's been 3 months since last posting my RSS reader list, and since about 40% of the former entries have changed, I figured I should push out an update. The last time, I had 64 Personal Finance sites on the list, and this time I have 82. At one time … [Read more...] about Q3 2007: The Personal Finance Blogs in My Reader
FILAM Personal Finance hosted this week's Festival of Frugality, where my article "Cheap Clothes Aren't Always a Value" was featured. The festival is collection of like-minded articles, in this case saving money and frugality, submitted by their … [Read more...] about Best Frugality Posts from the Festival of Frugality #89