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Roundup: Ecofriendly Living Is Frugal
Posted By Jim On 08/16/2008 @ 12:50 pm In Personal Finance | 5 Comments
David at My Two Dollars posted a great list of twenty-five frugal ways you can reused everyday household items  this week. I’ve never thought about soaking wine corks in alcohol to make a fire starter but we are saving our corks to make a bulletin board. David also blogs at a sustainability/environmentalism blog called The Good Human .
Financial Ramblings put together an incredible list of personal finance blogs  ranked by post frequency, age, and some other facts. I had no idea I put up 72 posts in July, I guess I’ve been keeping myself busy lately! I try to put up at least two posts a day on the weekdays and then some random commentary-type or book review or otherwise entertaining posts on the weekends… but 72 is a ton. Thanks for including me!
SVB has a fun post this week about how much the top bloggers earn  – looks like many pull in some decent wages for their work.
Jeremy of GenXFinance has a good suggestion – start your garden projects now  while good deals can still be had.
Nickels writes about how safe credit unions are , looking at some resources you can use to assess the health of your NCUA-insured CU.
Can you eliminate $500 of expenses each month?  It’s a tall order but I’ve talked about looking at your trimmables , or things you can live without, while focusing on saving towards a goal , rather than just saving for savings sake, as good mechanisms to help you.
Wise Bread contributor Sarah Winfrey wrote about the Pa-doink Principle  which is essentially the opposite of the Latte Factor and another name for Snowflaking . The Latte Factor is where you spend small amounts on things that add up, the Pa-doink Principle is where you save small amounts and it adds up. Either way, it’s savings!
Enjoy debts? Trent at The Simple Dollar offers up one of the great debates  in personal finance – should you pay off debt or save towards retirement? I say contribute to get the employer match, then pay off debt. You can’t look towards the future until you’ve faced your past.
The Best Interest Rate Banks blog has a good resource for ABA Routing Codes for Online Banks . Also, Daily Money Hack has a post about a Commerce Bank $10 promotion for book friendly kids .
Have a great weekend!
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 twenty-five frugal ways you can reused everyday household items: http://www.mytwodollars.com/2008/08/12/25-frugal-ways-to-reuse-everyday-household-items/
 The Good Human: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/
 incredible list of personal finance blogs: http://www.financialramblings.com/archives/150-personal-finance-blogs-july-2008/
 how much the top bloggers earn: http://www.thedigeratilife.com/blog/index.php/2008/08/12/make-money-blogging-top-bloggers-and-how-much-they-earn/
 start your garden projects now: http://genxfinance.com/2008/08/12/now-is-the-time-to-start-a-landscaping-project-deals-on-perennials-and-equipment-abound/
 how safe credit unions are: http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2008/08/15/credit-union-safety-ncua-insurance/
 Can you eliminate $500 of expenses each month?: http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/2008/08/14/can-you-eliminate-500-of-your-expenses-each-month/
 trimmables: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/understanding-trimmables-or-purposeful-saving.html
 saving towards a goal: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/having-a-goal-helps-you-be-frugal.html
 Pa-doink Principle: http://www.wisebread.com/the-pa-doink-principle-of-personal-savings
 Snowflaking: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/are-you-a-snowflaker.html
 great debates: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/08/14/the-big-debate-4-pay-off-debt-or-save-for-retirement/
 ABA Routing Codes for Online Banks: http://bestinterestratebanks.com/articles/aba-routing-codes-to-link-online-accounts-together.htm
 Commerce Bank $10 promotion for book friendly kids: http://dailymoneyhack.com/commerce-bank-summer-reading-program.htm
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