Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, I Hate Being Sick Edition

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Welcome back to another Frugal Friday. As you can tell from the post title, I got hit with something this week the day after my birthday and it was not fun! I do not know if it was the flu or not, but suffice it to say I am glad to be on the mend. The fun thing this week was getting a home brewing kit from Mrs. Frugal Rules for my birthday. I’ve wanted to home brew beer for a while now, but never wanted to spend the money on it myself. It looks like a pretty sweet kit and am excited to get started on brewing my first batch of beer. I don’t know how frugal brewing your own beer is, but I’ll definitely be looking for ways to be frugal. As a result, you’ll probably be seeing a post or two about how to save money on home brewing here in the not too distant future.

As I was sick, I did not get as much chance to read as many blog posts as I normally do, but the ones I did were good as always. If you have the time this weekend, I encourage you to check out some of these great blog posts.

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The Sexiest Thing My Money Has Bought on Plunged In Debt

People Are Funny About Money on Brick By Brick Investing

13 Money Resolutions for 2013: #12 Make a Plan on Reach Financial Independence

Benefits of a Crappy Job on Eyes On The Dollar

Dream Technology on Budget and the Beach

Learn From Mexican Merchants – Avoid Being a Passive Blogger on Modest Money

What Women Want From Men – 7 Thoughts From Women on Fearless Men

Are You in Debt? Stop the Excessive Vacations on Debt RoundUp

Why Has My House not Sold? on Canadian Budget Binder

I Will Never Retire on Krant Cents

5 More Easy Ways Everybody Can Save Some Money on Work Save Live

Sector ETFs: 5 Ways to Use Them in Your Portfolio on The College Investor

Personal Finance and Lance Armstrong: What You Can Learn From Lance’s Fall From Grace on The Happy Homeowner

Motivation: Learning From Others on The Frugal Farmer

Be Prepared For a Lost or Stolen Wallet on One Smart Dollar

Churning Credit Cards for Hotel and Travel Rewards on I Heart Budgets

What is Financial Freedom – The Easy Follow Explanation on My Money Design

Thought You Should Know: Google Owns Your Online Identity on Finance Fox

52% of Americans Want to Pad Their Savings: Here’s How on Repaid.Org

Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That on Luke 1428

Frugal Hack #5: Abandon Your Virtual Shopping Cart & Score a Deal on Rather Be Shopping

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself on Young Adult Money

Time to Establish Financial and Savings Goals for 2013 on Broke-Ass Mommy


Odd Search Terms


Tony Robbins reference Zero Dark Thirty…Something tells me Osama was not motivated in the end!

Ass suing advertisements…Sorry, we’re not into THAT type of advertising

College Frugal…Good luck on that one!

Steps on investing in Facebook stock…one step only – Don’t buy it!

What if we didn’t eat turkey…then I guess we’d be eating Eagle!

How much do you pain in taxes when you withdraw your 401k when you leave your employer…Taxes are a pain!


Have you been able to avoid the flu thus far this winter? Have a great weekend!


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56 comments on “Frugal Friday: Blog Posts That Ruled This Week, I Hate Being Sick Edition

    • Yes, I am glad to be getting better as it has not been a fun week. I don’t know what it was, but it sucked. You have a great weekend as well Laurie.

  1. Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling so well mate. I don’t get the flu shot but have been lucky that I haven’t gotten sick. I take plenty of vitamins every day multi, D (high dose once a week), Vit C in my water 8-10 glasses per day, B vitamins… etc etc. I don’t know if that’s helping me along but why stop now, right? Have a great weekend mate…. and happy brewing looking forward to hearing about it..
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    • Lol! That’s awesome Kim…I am originally from Tennessee, so I don’t know if that’s much better. I think they have managed to avoid it…so far.

  2. Thanks for the mention John. I have been brewing beer for a little over 2 years. It is fun, but the wait can kill you. I would say that if you like to drink beer, then brewing it yourself is frugal and rewarding. I can usually brew about 60 bottles of high class beer for about $30. It is expensive the first time you do it because you need to buy the correct supplies, but since you have a kit, then you should be good. If you need any advice, let me know.
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    • No problem Grayson! My brother started about that long ago as well and he has said the exact same thing. I figured the up front cost would be a little bad, but should work itself out in the end. Now I just have to find the time to get started on it.

    • As am I. :) She got it through a brewing supply company in Minneapolis I believe. If you would like the name I can give it to you. It came in two massive boxes and felt like each had a dead body in it. It came with everything to get started as well as a beer to make for the first time. Eventually I would like to grow my own hops.

    • Yes it is, it seems like every other family we know has been hit by it. I am looking forward to getting started on brewing, now I just need to find the time to get started. :)

    • Thanks Jennifer, it looks like I am finally turning a corner. It was a pretty sweet gift. I hate spending like that on myself and my wife knows me all too well. I am looking forward to whipping up my first batch.

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