The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. Our oldest boy started kindergarten, the twins started pre-school, my hubby and I went to the Minnesota Blogger Conference (where I was a speaker), and my aunt and uncle from Texas came for a visit.
And now we’re edging into fall and the holiday season. Where does the time go?
Anyway.. Here are a few interesting posts I’ve stumbled across:
As someone in her mid-thirties, I’ve been imagining a retirement with no social security for us. So I read Yes, You WILL Get Social Security at Get Rich Slowly with great interest. Sure hope this article is right.
I sometimes get sucked into those House Hunters shows on HGTV. And there have been plenty of times when I’ve shared the same thoughts as Frugal Dad does in his post My First Place on HGTV: How to Spend Your Next 30 Years House Poor.
I’m thinking that my oldest boy is ready for an allowance. Or rather, I’m ready for him to take some responsibility for his toy addiction. An Ode to My Son’s Piggy Bank at The Simple Dollar is making evaluate how I want to handle allowances with my boys.
Kacie at Sense to Save has a thought-provoking post on Donation Solicitations at the Cash Register. Be sure to read the comments, too.
My blogger friend Mandi just launched a great new site called Life Your Way. It covers 10 different areas of daily living – perfect for those of us who love learning new ways to do the same ol’ stuff. If you’re a new parent or a frazzled parent, read Tips for Getting Out of the House with Small Children.
And finally… rural dwellers will appreciate In the Land of No Double Coupons: Skimp on Meat (Part 1), a guest post from Mummy Deals at Money Saving Mom. While I love hearing the outrageous savings extreme couponers get, I always feel a pang of jealousy since I live in an area that does not double coupons. Good to know I’m not alone!