I love the month of August. With a new school year approaching, it just feels like a chance to make a fresh start.
New deals and freebies crop up with the back-to-school rush, and everyone tries to squeeze in a few vacation days before the summer ends.
Hope you have some time to squeeze in a few good reads, too:
In honor of the insane swings of the stock market this week, read Sell High, Buy Low at Money Crush.
Frugal Dad has some great tips for How to Manage Financial Stress.
The Simple Dollar encourages us to recognize the reality of our world when it comes to financial planning. Read Unrealistic Returns in Personal Finance Writing.
Because we live so far from town and because we keep pretty rigid bedtime schedules, it can be a challenge finding the best after school activities for our kiddos. Life..Your Way has an excellent post on Making Decisions About After School Activities that can help you figure out what’s best for your family.
Baby Cheapskate has an excellent DIY Roundup: 50+ Tutorials for Making Your Own School Supplies.
I am a long-time fine of the $5 Dinner Mom, and I love having meals tucked away in my freezer for those busy days I don’t feel like cooking. Read What Freezes Well and What Doesn’t at the $5 Dinner Mom’s One Dish Dinners blog for some tips and tricks.
And finally, something totally unrelated to saving money, but a hilarious must-read for those of you on Facebook: Facebook Updates I Don’t Want to Read at Mama’s Losin’ It.