It’s a rainy day here in Pittsburgh–perfect for me to finish cleaning out a closet and deciding what in the world to do with, well, a closet full of junk that I’ve been hauling from one apartment to another for the past few years.
Yesterday, I discovered that I still had my shower shoes from freshman year in college! Gross! Those things should have stayed in the dorms.
Getting rid of stuff is difficult for me, but it’s so freeing. My “Goodwill box” and “eBay box” are growing full, and it really does feel good to have more space to store things. Ah, nesting.
My blog is being included in a treasure hunt on Wildtreasure.com. Seems like a fun way to explore others’ blogs and win prizes!
Here’s some quick links I’ve enjoyed lately:
Mrs. Micah shares some ideas for getting out of that paycheck-to-paycheck cycle. It’s tough break, especially if you have limited income — but once you’re out, you’ll be amazed at the financial progress you make.
At the top of her link love roundup, Fabulously Broke shows us how to calculate our hourly disposable income. Ours is a lot lower than I would have predicted, and yet, we don’t feel broke or deprived.
Money Life Network
This week in the Money Life Network, we’re starting a series called “Frugal things to do in…” and we’re highlighting fun things to do in our cities of residence. Over the next two weeks, we’ll feature Pittsburgh; St. Augustine, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; New York City; Dallas; Minneapolis; and Seattle.
If you are inspired to write your own “Frugal things to do in…” (insert your city here), we’ll gladly include a link to it on the Money Life Network blog. See this post for more details.
Do you talk about finances with your friends and family? Check out The Last Taboo: A Journey from Silence to Truth at My Investing Blog.
Get a quick economics lesson by clicking over to Recession or Not — The Challenge the Fed and our Economy Has at Free From Broke.
PETE at Bible Money Matters reminds us that Fraud, Identity Theft Grow at ATMs. Not good. The line at my bank moves so slowly that I often make deposits at the ATM outside. Hmm, maybe I should find a speedier bank?
Want to know the 8 Worst Habits for Saving Money? Check out the post at Milk Your Money and see if you do these things.
You won’t want to miss these decorating tips and beautiful pictures at Remodeling This Life called Frugal Decorating: Use What you Have. Get inspired!
If you’re interested in the book (Not) Keeping Up With Our Parents, you won’t want to miss the insightful review at PT Money.