This week we were treated to the first real taste of a traditional Minnesota winter. It’s kind of funny how easy it is for us to forget what snowy roads are like. The boys have greatly enjoyed playing outside and helping shovel snow.
I appreciate the free exercise that comes with shoveling, but I like curling up on the couch with a few good reads just a little bit more:
Last weekend my husband took our boys to the store to spend some gift money. It’s fascinating to watch children learn about money. But sometimes, as Frugal Dad points out, there are Money Lessons Learned from Kids.
I like a good convenience product as much as the next person, but I also like saving money. Read Are You Throwing Away Cash with Disposable Cleaning Products? at Wise Bread and you’ll get a better sense of what that convenience is costing you.
I struggle sometimes with the impulse to buy something that’s on sale. The Debt Princess has a great post on What NOT to do: Give in to Impulse.
I’m already thinking ahead to spring and am interested in learning how to Sow Seeds in Milk Jugs at Garden Gate eNotes.
I’ve also been thinking about how to better organize our home office space. I think I’ll try to use some of the tips in Organizing Your Workspace Based on Function Zones outlined in Unclutterer.
I have often said that paying down debt and learning to live a frugal lifestyle is like running a marathon. That’s why I enjoyed Paying Down Debt Should be Like Interval Training at Bible Money Matters.
And finally, our little dog is recovering from eye surgery this week. The mounting vet bills have left me thinking about Balancing Emotion with Reason in Your Finances at Finances…Your Way.