Happy Friday everyone! At the end of last week things were starting to look up and we thought that we might get an early spring. Well, that quickly ended as we got nearly another eight inches of snow (as well as freezing rain) dumped on us Sunday night into Monday morning. They’re promising us 50-60 degree weather this weekend, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Hopefully they’re right so we can get outside and get started on things like the garden.
It’s hard to believe it, but we’re at mid-March already which means that St. Patrick’s Day is upon us this weekend! It’s always interesting to see all of the Irish people come out of the woodwork to celebrate the Holiday, though something tells me that it has more to do with the green beer than anything else. Mrs. Frugal Rules is ¼ Irish which, in her mind, means that she IS Irish. We always have fun joking about it, but it reminds me that we want to go back to visit Ireland sometime soon. We visited for our honeymoon and had two wonderful weeks there. It was absolutely beautiful there and we loved it so much that we might even consider moving there once the kids are out on their own.
Ok, enough of my rambling. It was another great week in the blogosphere this week. I’ve listed some of my favorite blog posts from this past week below. Like I said last week I’ve narrowed down this list quite a bit as a means to highlight those blog posts I enjoyed the most and ones that I think will be most beneficial to my readers. Before you leave, make sure to sign up for the $100 Giveaway to celebrate Frugal Rules’ six-month blogiversary. The contest ends next Friday, March 22.
Blog Post of the Week
How to Screen 52 Week Lows on Brick By Brick Investing
I absolutely loved Marvin’s post on watching 52 week lows for stock prices. Talk about investing in the stock market has been all the rage lately. Marvin discusses using watch lists to better analyze when to get into a stock. With all the talk of investing going on, make sure your investment decision is based off of research and numbers as opposed to getting in because everyone else is. On a side note, make sure to pop on over to wish him well on the arrival of his and his wife’s newest little addition to their family.
Other Blog Posts That Ruled
Stop the Budget Insanity! on Krant Cents
Dear College Newbie…on The Random Path
Money Conversations: Shopping With Taylor on The Heavy Purse
How Happiness Saves You Money on The Happy Homeowner
Are Graduate Degrees Worth the Money? on Eyes On The Dollar
7 Products With Unbelievable Warranties on 3 Thrifty Guys
Stock Huckster at Work on Money Counselor
Odd Search Terms
How America spends money…by printing off more at Kinko’s
Dinosaur problem with mutual funds…Who woulda thunk it that mutual funds wiped out the dinosaurs?!
How to salvage an old onesie…I’ve heard it all
What can I do with so much credit card debt…Umm…get rid of it!
Where can I invest my IRA so I can avoid the wild swings of the stock market…Your mattress!
Men who use you financially…sounds like a man you should probably avoid!
Fun stuff to do like scratching…Nothing says fun like some good scratching!
Does anyone have any fun plans this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day? Have a great weekend everyone!
Photo courtesy of: Andreas Krappweis
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