What in the world have we been doing all week? Being awesome. Also, some other stuff. scroll on down to check it out .
What Am I doing?
Took a break this week from the backyard madness. Instead we went to a warmer part of the state and played in the sun. I did some wakeboarding and swimming, and so did our little guy. It was also his first outdoor camping experience in a tent, and he did great. Slept like a champ and played all day.
We tried doing some patio work, but just ran out of time. The uneven bricks are taking a bit longer than anticipated to set, and we’ve changed our strategy, so hopefully we can get cruisin’ this weekend.
And remember my car accident I talked about a few weeks back….or did I? I don’t know. Either way, it’s a small fender bender, but not my fault. The lady went through insurance, but I haven’t been able to make time to get my car in during a weekday that the shop is open. I’m getting a call a day from the insurance company asking if I had taken it in yet. I’m hoping the car is just totaled and I can get cash for a replacement (then buyback the car for a few hundred dollars). We’ll see, but it’s just annoying at the moment.
What’ I’ve Been Reading:
Check out some of the coolest blogs on the interwebz!
Modest Money gives us advice on What To Ask Your Car Insurance Agent. I have great rates, but if you think you’re paying too much, check out this article to see if there’s anything you can do.
Add Vodka discusses Why Babysitting is an Awesome Side Hustle. Michelle did this through college, and it was pretty great. Great way to make extra cash and still have some fun.
20′s Finances writes about Keeping Track of Your Expenses and Why It’s Important. If you’ve been here for more than 4 seconds, you know how I feel about this. Good stuff.
Work Save Live talks about Being Cheap or Frugal – 12 Signs You’ve Gone Too Far. I have definitely done a few of these. But I really don’t like being cheap….I swear!
Financial Samurai talks about kickin’ it with MC Hammer in his post How The Rich And Powerful Become More Rich And Powerful. Interesting insight on the lives of some ultra-rich people.
Bog Of Debt talks about her mother in her post “Words of Wisdom“.
The College Investor tells us to Save Money on Homeowners Insurance! Calculate Your Insurance Costs. One thing I learned was that you can lower your coverage if you don’t have expensive stuff to replace in your home. We may do this to save some cash.
See Debt Run has some house trouble in their post Help, I Can’t Turn the Water Off!. Ever had a leak that you couldn’t shut off?
Money Counselor gives us some info on the New FICO Mortgage Score. This may or may not be better for those wanting a home. I think it depends on your situation, but it may hurt more than help.
Tight Fisted Miser talks about the book “The 4-Hour Body” and relates The Minimum Effective Dose and Blogging. What is the least amount of input for the maximum amount of output. Good question!
Budget Fridays: I’m always looking for new submissions to Budget Fridays. I received one recently, so be on the lookout for that in the next few weeks. I’m really excited about this one.