Wednesday, January 14, 2009

LinkFest

I think I'm going to try to make this a regular feature--it's one of my favorite things to read on other blogs. I'll start with a fairly short one.

J.D. Roth at Get Rich Slowly links to free professional retirement advice. I need to look into this myself, to make sure my portfolios are balanced and I can start recouping the money I lost! We've got one more chance to participate, on Friday, January 30.

The PF blogosphere is buzzing with MEG's announcement that her wealthy family gives her money in a big way. I'm a bit surprised at all the hubbub, but LivingAlmostLarge had a good point that many PF bloggers might not be so honest about their actual socio-economic standpoint. To some degree, I believe that frugality can be a game to the middle class--I think it's certainly that way with me. I could be "normal", I could have a credit card balance, I could lease a car, I could make payments. If nothing else, I could certainly plan a little less, worry about Christmas presents at Christmas instead of saving for them all year. I could improve my standard of living right now if I wanted to. I don't use coupons because I can't afford food. I use coupons because I don't want to pay full price. There's a really big difference.

Along those lines, here's an AskMetaFilter discussion of how to eat on $25 a week. I think this might be a fun challenge to attempt some time, but I really don't have much time to plan and shop and cook when I'm working and going to school and rehearsals all the time. Still, I can certainly apply some of the ideas on that thread.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not surprised at the hubbub at all. It was about time we have a discussion about something other than the recession..

    Fabulously Broke in the City

    "Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver."

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