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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 [3] 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 [4].

Financial Ramblings put together an incredible list of personal finance blogs [5] 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 [6] – looks like many pull in some decent wages for their work.

Jeremy of GenXFinance has a good suggestion – start your garden projects now [7] while good deals can still be had.

Nickels writes about how safe credit unions are [8], looking at some resources you can use to assess the health of your NCUA-insured CU.

Can you eliminate $500 of expenses each month? [9] It’s a tall order but I’ve talked about looking at your trimmables [10], or things you can live without, while focusing on saving towards a goal [11], rather than just saving for savings sake, as good mechanisms to help you.

Wise Bread contributor Sarah Winfrey wrote about the Pa-doink Principle [12] which is essentially the opposite of the Latte Factor and another name for Snowflaking [13]. 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 [14] 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 [15]. Also, Daily Money Hack has a post about a Commerce Bank $10 promotion for book friendly kids [16].

Have a great weekend!


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[3] 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/

[4] The Good Human: http://www.thegoodhuman.com/

[5] incredible list of personal finance blogs: http://www.financialramblings.com/archives/150-personal-finance-blogs-july-2008/

[6] 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/

[7] 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/

[8] how safe credit unions are: http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2008/08/15/credit-union-safety-ncua-insurance/

[9] Can you eliminate $500 of expenses each month?: http://www.consumerismcommentary.com/2008/08/14/can-you-eliminate-500-of-your-expenses-each-month/

[10] trimmables: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/understanding-trimmables-or-purposeful-saving.html

[11] saving towards a goal: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/having-a-goal-helps-you-be-frugal.html

[12] Pa-doink Principle: http://www.wisebread.com/the-pa-doink-principle-of-personal-savings

[13] Snowflaking: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/are-you-a-snowflaker.html

[14] great debates: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2008/08/14/the-big-debate-4-pay-off-debt-or-save-for-retirement/

[15] ABA Routing Codes for Online Banks: http://bestinterestratebanks.com/articles/aba-routing-codes-to-link-online-accounts-together.htm

[16] Commerce Bank $10 promotion for book friendly kids: http://dailymoneyhack.com/commerce-bank-summer-reading-program.htm

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