Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #39

Weekly Wrap-Up, Mentions and Good Reads #39

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What Am I doing?

This week was a fun one for the bloggity blog. I popped up all over the net. First, I showed up over at Club Thrifty with my post about how to buy a used car like a BOSS! Then, J Money over at Budgets Are Sexy was inspired by my idiocy of wasting $100,000, and had his own story of how he blew $1,000 by age 22! WHOA! Finally, I got a calls from AOL’s Daily Finance on how to save cash money during summer parties. I told him to PUT IT IN THE BUDGET! And some other tips, but it was definitely a fun interview and I talked his EAR OFF about budget planning, saving, and how we get down in the summertime on the cheap!

At home, we’ve been steadily working through our to-do list, though we’ve been interrupted a million times by having WAY TOO MUCH FUN playing with our little man. All he wants to do is play basketball in the backyard, run through the sprinkler, and eat anything and everything in the fridge :) It’s been a blast watching him learn and laugh and just enjoy life, and has inspired us to enjoy the moment rather than always looking months or years ahead. I think we could all use a little slow-down time, and take it from me, it’s totally worth it. You list will still be there when you get back.

And on Friday Michelle had round 2 of her famous Naked Lady Party (don’t worry, this link is safe). It’s not what you think, it actually the world’s best clothing swap. We’ll have a write up on round two coming up on the blog soon. And finally, we’re preparing our backyard and home for a wicked awesome 4th of July party! We’ve got a ton of backyard games, the lawn’s all green, patio is set, and since we live in an unincorporated area of the county, we can light off as many fireworks as we want! I’ll make sure to give a sweet recap, and let you all know how much money we burned in the night sky.

And just for fun, after getting a bunch of pushback on Club Thrifty for my used car post, I wanted to post a “proof” pic of the mileage on my car. My car is an Accord, and I’ve got leather seats (albeit ripped), moonroof, power everything, decent power, air conditioning, and the thing shifts like a champ. And I get 30 MPG to top it all off. You’d think I would have paid $25k for a beautifully running machine like that, but that is not the case. My 1994 Accord cost $1,600, and has been a champ for over 4 years now. And here’s the original miles on the car:

294,692 miles!

294,692 miles!

How was YOUR week?


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Club Thrifty, The Frugal Farmer, The Amateur Financier, Canadian Budget Binder, Cents and Sensibility, and Tight Fisted Miser.

Woohoo! Thanks for sharing my junk!

What’ I’ve Been Reading:

Every week, I do some reading on the web. I come across articles that are entertaining, educational, or just plain awesome. I think the readers of iHeartBudgets will enjoy these articles as well.

Club ThriftyWinning: How I am Paying for my Next Vacation with Credit Card Rewards
Debt RoundupAnd This Is Why I Save…..
Money, Life and MoreHow to Destroy Debt Like It’s Your Job
Budgets Are SexyThe Phone Call. – Scary stuff!
Eyes on the DollarDo You Sneak Snacks Into The Movies?
Canadian Budget BinderSpending less: Kids’ birthday parties on a budget
My Alternate LifeHow Much Does it Cost to Get Married? Part 1
Plunged In DebtIt Pays To Ask Questions. I Found $1,500!!
Wealth InformaticsHome staging tips to sell your home quickly from the perspective of a buyer
SaverocityWhat is truly unique about about Passive Investing? Can we refine it and apply its principles better?

And that’s it. Have a wondering week!

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  1. Thanks for the mention! I can’t believe your car is still going…that’s awesome!
    Holly@ClubThrifty recently posted..Winning: How I am Paying for my Next Vacation with Credit Card RewardsMy Profile

  2. Thanks for the mention! Do you have your Accord insured for theft? Paula (from Afford Anything)’s boyfriend had his stolen!
    Lance @ Money Life and More recently posted..How To Destroy Debt Like It’s Your Job – Part 2My Profile

  3. Hey, Jacob, thanks for the mention! We are having our first 4th of July in our country home and are SO excited about the lack of rules. :-) Glad to hear you’re enjoying your little guy – aren’t they the greatest? And they grow up way too fast, so enjoy every moment. :-)
    Laurie @thefrugalfarmer recently posted..Some Link Love, Some Fishing, and Man, I’m TiredMy Profile

    • Laurie, sounds like you’re gunna have a fun 4th! I love playing with my boy. We had a blast all weekend, hanging out in the sun and playing in the sprinkler. He’s definitely a fun age right now :)

  4. Well, I’d say you picked yourself up a pretty darn good deal, especially since it’s given you so much love. So he wants to eat anything and everything…better hide the beer, that will be next haha have a good one mate.
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..Mozzarella falafel balls with a cucumber yogurt feta sauceMy Profile

  5. I owned a 95 Accord, but sold it after 17 years and my mileage was around 160K. Too much deferred maintenance and it was not worth that much.
    krantcents recently posted..Am I Wealthy Enough for Wealth Management?My Profile

  6. We have a 97 Civic that we use for driving to work and around town so that we don’t have to drive the truck much in the summer. It has around 202K miles, so this give me hope, although I’d never take it more than a couple of hours out of town….Thanks for the mention
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Financial Independence DayMy Profile

    • I’ve driven this high-mileage machine 12 hours down to Cali and back! All good :) I’m jelly of your ’97 Civic, 3 years new than my cars!


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