Sunday, April 10, 2011


Trent at The Simple Dollar talks about using deliberate practice to improve your finances and life. With no job lined up when we move, I've been thinking of things I'd like to practice and get really good at -- things like yoga and cooking and growing herbs.

I was included in the Carnival of Personal Finance this week for my how to split a check at a restaurant post.
I was also included in the Festival of Frugality for the post What do you spend on gifts? 
5 chemical free ways to clean your house from Squawkfox. I'm going to try the baking soda paste thing, hopefully this weekend.

Adaptu gives some ideas for great gifts for bridesmaids.

10 Weird and Wonderful Ways to Use Vinegar from Wisebread

The Simple Dollar talks about the old green chair. I totally had an old green chair! So ugly! So comfortable! So gone from my life, and I don't even remember where it went.

Should you buy travel insurance? Two months ago I would have said it's a silly additional expense, but that was before this.
That is my mother's ankle, broken in the Caribbean a few weeks ago. Emergency transportation back to the states, hospital stay, surgery and post-operative care has been all covered by travel insurance. While her regular insurance would probably have covered the medical care, in her opinion, the travel insurance was invaluable in opening doors, getting them on the next flight out, reimbursing them for the $1000 fee they had to pay the emergency room to be seen by a doctor and more. I've promised to purchase travel insurance on any trips out of the country in the future, and this x-ray reminds me why.

Things to keep in mind when renting a moving truck. Note to self!

Small Notebook's guide to adding classic style to a small wardrobe.

101 places to donate stuff!


  1. Those bridesmaids gifts suggestions are so timely -- I've been trying to decide what I was going to get my own bridesmaids while knowing full and well I've never really treasured any bridesmaid gift I've received. I LOVE the idea of a framed photo or photo book.

  2. What company did your mom use for the travel insurance? It might be too late now but if not, I should purchase some!


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