Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Fighting Against Sodium and Ignorance – After taking some time to reflect I find it ironic that our poor health status came about very similarly to how my financial downfall originated: I didn’t educate myself or think on my own; I simply followed what the masses did, accepted it as “the norm” and figured it was the right way to do things.
Lance @ Money Life & More writes Should I Get a Smartphone Update! – Am I Glad I Got a Smartphone? After about a month and a half of owning my smartphone I am extremely happy I got it! My biggest concern was the smartphone data bill, a whole $30 a month. Thing is, I rarely buy things for myself and am definitely not a big spender…
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes A Mason Jar “Why Didn’t I Think of That” Idea – A new use I came across the other day was a, “Doh! Why didn’t I think of that?!” idea: A Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker. Now, I’m not much of a cocktail drinker, so maybe that’s why I didn’t think of it, but a Brooklyn-based team designed a Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker that’s quite brilliant.
Steven @ Canadian Personal Finance writes What is an Olympic Medal worth to an athlete? – Did you know that some countries award their athletes for their performance at the London Olympics? I wanted to share a roundup of some countries and their financial incentives for their athletes.
WEALTH AND RETIREMENT
MMD @ My Money Design writes How to Retire on 500K with the Greatest Potential – Is it possible to retire on 500K? It may be tough, but there are certainly ways of maximizing your options while creating a safe portfolio.
MR @ Money Reasons writes Working Alternative Work Shifts For More Money – Working a third (or second) shift might enable you to dramatically increase your income if you do it right! Read my thoughts on the idea.
Mr. Money @ Smart on Money writes Rebuilding and Starting from Scratch – If you’ve been laid off from your job, watched your stocks drop or retirement plan tank, or gone deeply into debt because of a car accident, divorce, or medical bill you know that life can often make it feel as if you have to start completely over and build from the ground up.
Lina @ Baby Alerts writes 7 Easy Ways for Moms to Save Money – With the tough economic time we have been facing, the role of mother has gotten even tougher. There is less money to go around, and if anyone has ever risen a child, then you know how expensive it is. Indeed, it is a tough world out there for most mothers, and when it comes to the expenses of raising a child there are a number of ways to save money.
Ornella Grosz @ Moneylicious writes 7 Key Ways to Parlay Your Money Toward Your Success – The way you spend your money can reflect your deepest values. I’ve learned that people have a nebulous distinction between spending and splurging. There are benefits to splurging your money when it makes financial sense to you.
TB @ Blue Collar Workman writes Fixing Old Water Pumps in a Drought – When there’s as drought going on, cities usually restrict water usage. But if you happen to stumble up on an old water pump on your property, you might be in luck!
Glen Craig @ Free From Broke writes Making the Most of Your Wedding Registry – Putting together your wedding registry can be both fun and exciting. But make sure you maximize this time. Here are some tips to make the most of your wedding registry.
Penny Thots @ Penny Thots writes Peaches . . .Ahhhh – Whatever your taste, there’s a peach out there to give your summer days new flavor. Peaches…ahhh.
Melissa @ Bargaineering writes Make Chi-Chi’s at Home: Seafood Nachos and Seafood Enchiladas – Whether or not you visited Chi-Chi’s before, these are two recipes you will most likely enjoy. The Seafood Nachos are an especially good appetizer for parties and potlucks.
Melissa @ Mom’s Plans writes The Organic Thrifty Food Grocery Challenge: Update #1 – On July 13th, I set a one year goal to challenge myself to spend no more for my family of 5 buying predominately organic food than the government states is the “thrifty” level of spending for our family, which is $156.30 a week. This first report covers our spending from July 13th to July 28th.