The Olympics start today! I am so excited. I’ll be competing in three track and field events: 800m run, shot put, and pole vault. Um.
If you don’t have a TV or if you don’t have NBC, you can catch stuff online. Check this site for details about online viewing and the television schedule. Go world!
You will <3 this blog
My friend Karen has finally started a blog! She’s a fantastic writer and would love it if you visited her and commented. If your state offers a tax-free shopping weekend, you should read her post questioning the tax savings you’d receive.
Flying is so unfun anymore
If you’ve booked a flight recently or plan to, you no doubt have heard about extra fees for luggage. Tiffanie explores these costs and wonders if it would be a better deal to fly first class instead of coach. It’s worth exploring–some airlines might be cheaper than others in this regard.
I am obsessed with buying things for my unborn son to poo and pee in
At Common Sense with Money, Mercedes discusses stocking up on diapers. If you missed it, I wrote a post on this awhile back. I’m going to continue stocking up on great deals and hope for the best. One thing I know for sure: You can never have too many wipes, and since they’re one size, they’re easier to stock up on. Yah? As long as yer baby’s tush isn’t allergic…
Speaking of diapers, at BabyCheapskate, Angie has confirmed that some diaper companies are resorting to fewer diapers per pack rather than raising the prices on diapers. Grr. As it is with anything, it’s important to calculate the unit price so you know if you’re getting a good deal.
I have an absurd stash of diapers already (yet, it’s only a small percentage of what my baby will need) at about $0.055 per diaper. I’m going to try to keep it under a dime each if possible, but it’ll be tricky. Check her post about stocking up. According to Angie, the price to beat for wipes is $0.02 each. Even though I’m not using cloth diapers, I might use cloth wipes for wet diapers and try the disposable wipes for the gross ones. Maybe.
Thanks for the link love!
A big thanks to the MSN Smart Spending blog which mentioned my post about frugal things to do in Pittsburgh, as well as highlighting other areas the Money Life Network discussed.
And from the Money Life Network:
- Credit report vs. credit score at Free From Broke. It’s important to understand the two.
- Less is more at Remodeling this Life. It most certainly is. And it’s easier said than done! :)
- The ebb and flow of financial life at Bible Money Matters. Personal finance isn’t static; it changes over time.
- Our Financial Goals: Savings and Debt Reduction at Prime Time Money. P.S., he and is wife are having a baby! Yay!
- Milk your money tools at, you guessed it, Milk Your Money. A great compilation of resources.
- Comcast called me back in regards to my post about my outrageous bill at My Investing Blog. I’ve heard of them doing that recently. Taking customer service to a whole new level, I think. Yay, blogs!