Welcome back to another Frugal Friday here at Frugal Rules. The news of this week is that the weather forecasters are predicting up to 18 inches of snow dropping in my area Thursday night into Friday morning. As I am writing this on Tuesday night, you’d think the sky was falling. I am sure there will be people fighting at the grocery store to get the last bits of milk and bread in order to make it through the storm. I think we have received a total of 6-8 inches of snow so far this winter, so it’ll be interesting to see how people react if the predictions are right. It’ll also be interesting to see how the powers that be in my city, the lovely Omaha, will handle this snow “event” as they’re calling it. Typically they do absolutely nothing to the major streets and the residential areas are lucky if they get taken care of within four days of the storm, our tax dollars at work, eh?! Ok, that is enough of my rantings about the city of Omaha.
Besides all the talk of this snow event, this has actually been a fairly good week business wise. The previous two weeks we were running around with our hair on fire working 80 + hour weeks and we’re now back to our normal 50-60 hour week, but busier weeks look to be looming on the horizon. I’ll take that though as it’s a great problem to have. On a separate note, for those of you that remember my post about losing our dear son Isaac four years ago in 4 Minutes That Changed My Life Forever, I encourage you to come back on Monday. We’ve been asked by numerous readers to have my wife share her side of the story. We’ve decided to oblige and I can pretty safely say you’ll want to read it.
It has been another great week in the blogosphere and this week I was able to read more blog posts than I have been able to in the previous weeks. I always find it difficult to narrow down this list as there are generally 100+ blogs that I visit on a daily basis. I have picked some of my favorite blog posts and I encourage you to stay for a while and check some of them out if they’re new to you.
Does Being Rude Get You Further In Life on Eyes On The Dollar
Your Site or Blog Gets Hacked…How Do You Fix it? on Savvy Scot
The Un-American Way: Saving for Purchases on Luke 1428
What I Hate About Guatemala on Reach Financial Independence
Starting a Business – The Danger of Under Pricing on Money Bulldog
Preparing to Venture Into Investing on Modest Money
The Impact of Saving More Money on I Heart Budgets
APY vs. APR – Understanding the Difference on Work Save Live
How to be Indispensable…Even if You Work at Jiffy Lube on Young Adult Money
8 Sneaky Budget Busters and How to Avoid Them on Money Crashers
Income Tax is Like a Four Letter Word on Canadian Budget Binder
What Exactly Are Austerity Measures on One Smart Dollar
Feeling Forced to Tip Even for Horrible Service? on Girl Meets Debt
Income Tax Return Scams – 5 Tips to Protect You When You File on Stumble Forward
Ya See, That’s What I Wanna Talk to You About on The Frugal Farmer
Children and Money: Don’t Turn it Into a Taboo Topic on The Heavy Purse
An Online Business is NOT a Passive Income Source on Debt RoundUp
What Stock Market Returns Can You Expect? on Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Mistakes I Made When Quitting My Job on Financial Samurai
Odd Search Terms
Food budget for 34 people family…Wow, that is one BIG family!
101 Ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for him…Wow, you couldn’t come up with 102 ideas?
Can I give cash to my wife for a Valentine…Nothing says, “Baby you rock my world” like cash!
How can I retire without savings…Rob a bank, or life as a WalMart greeter
No Valentine gift for wife…sucks to be you
Clark W Griswold…Oh, Eddie…if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now!
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? If you’re in an area that gets snow, how much have you gotten this year?
Photo courtesy of: Alfred Borchard
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