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Frugal Friday: Posts That Ruled This Week

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I can’t believe that September is coming to a close this weekend and that we’re staring down October. Why is it that the older we get, the faster time goes by? I don’t know, but I’d love to find an extra hour in the day somewhere. It’s starting to look more like fall with the dropping temps in our area, which I have no problem with. Anyone catch any of the new shows on this Fall? I have taken a liking to Revolution, and am interested to see where J.J. Abrams takes it.

Ok, Enough of my ramblings, and on to some of my favorite blog posts of the week.

 

Thinking Outside The Box: Increasing Worker Compensation On MoneySmartGuides

Don discusses increasing compensation for workers and how the consumer drives the economy. I really enjoyed this post.

Life Insurance Has Lasting Effects Well After We’re Gone On One Smart Dollar

Sean talks about the importance of life insurance and how it can provide for a family after the death of a loved one. As someone who has worked in that industry, I can vouch for the importance of life insurance.

Why I Live in a Bad Neighborhood On When Life Gives You Lemons

Daisy discusses the reasons why she lives in a bad neighborhood. She brings up a very valid point of the convenience of her location and the money savings it provides her.

Does LASIK Surgery Make Financial Sense? On Eyes On the Dollar

Kim talks about who are the best candidates to get Lasik surgery, and just as important if it makes financial sense. For one who has been considering taking the leap for some time, the post was helpful.

Don’t Neglect what is Truly Important in Life On Frugal Habits

Jason discusses the importance of not taking the ones we love for granted. As a husband and father I truly appreciated his thoughts.

No Job is Safe On Young Adult Money

DC discusses how that when you’re an employee that your job is not truly safe. We’re at the whims of employers who might for one reason or another decide they need to go in another direction.

Straight Talk About Fees and Penalties on Mutual Funds On Canadian Budget Binder

Mr. CBB talks about fees that can come with investing in mutual funds and the difference between working with a fee only advisor and a commission based advisor.

The Real Cost of Running a Blog Business On Modest Money

Jeremy has Zac Johnson do a guest post on the real costs of running a blog business, which had some great tips. It really does not take a lot of up-front money to start a blog. Your biggest cost might be the purchase of a theme if you go through WordPress, which is usually in the $40-$50 range.

Why Being Out of Style is Cool On Club Thrifty

Holly talks about her hatred of the mall and how the desire to stay “fashionable” can be an expensive trait. In the end, trying to be cool is a never ending game that can result in you spending too much of your hard earned money.

 

Mentions and Carnivals

Thanks so much to everyone who shared my posts over the last week. I do truly appreciate you taking the time to pass on my musings. If I left anyone off, please let me know and I’ll make sure to put you at the top of the list next week.

 

Festival of Frugality #355: The What, We Worry? Edition on Dewey’s Treehouse

The Sunday Review – Top Posts of the Week On Savvy Scot

Personal Finance Week in Review for September 23 On One Smart Dollar

Saturday Links & Blogs I Love: Fall Edition On When Life Gives You Lemons

Updates September 16 – 22 On The Outlier Model

Quick Hits and Weekend Reading On Young Adult Money

Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks Sept 21, 2012 On Canadian Budget Binder

Friday Night Lights – Roundup On Pelican on Money

September 2012 Favorite Posts On Your Personal Finance Pro

Carnivals, Mentions, & Weekend Reading #30 On Work Save Live

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I'm the founder of Frugal Rules, a Dad, husband and veteran of the financial services industry. I'm passionate about helping people learn from my mistakes so that they can enjoy the freedom that comes from living frugally

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