FiLife is a personal finance site that is partnered with the Wall Street Journal. Susie Bafico from FiLife interviewed me earlier this month and has posted the interview on the site’s profile section. Head over there and see if you learn anything about me that you didn’t already know. Susie has interviewed several bloggers. Scan through her articles and you’ll probably come across interviews with other bloggers you recognize.
In the Frugal Blog Network,
Tight Fisted Miser has some radical ways for the US government to raise money. I’m a big fan of his ideas, even though he notes that he’s not entirely serious. The first three make perfect sense: legalizing and taxing vices that people already do anyway would be a good revenue generator for the government and would reduce the amount of money that has to be spent by the justice system.
Almost Frugal has a great post about gifts for new parents. As a new parent myself, I love her ideas.
Not Made Of Money has some ideas for games to teach kids about money. As parents, teaching our son about finances will be right up there with the birds and the bees.
Frugal Zeitgeist writes about the demise of her shredder. We had a super-cheap shredder that we bought years ago when we started our business. it cut strips about half an inch wide (not really, but close) and could only handle one sheet at a time. A few weeks ago, we used a gift card and bought a new shredder that seems to work like magic (you can’t piece the shreds back together and read what was on the paper!!)
Frugal Duchess writes about using both sides of a sheet of paper. We keep things as paperless as possible around here, but mail still rolls in. I reuse envelopes for grocery lists and to-do lists. I keep a box on the counter where I open the mail. Everything to be shredded goes in the shredder right away, but everything else goes in the box. Then I can use it as scratch paper as needed, and dump it in the recycling container in the garage once a week or so.