It’s our first ever Weekly Round-Up! If you don’t know it already, it is great for your own personal finances to read a regular diet of ideas, experience, and advice from a variety of bloggers. Here are some of the great posts that have been out there in the last while.
Leading up to the launch of this web site, Laurie and I were both struck by this great post by Emily at Simple Cheap Mom. Emily is a contented, highly frugal, stay-at-home mom who has decided that she is OK being “not-so-badass.”
I can’t stand house cleaning, but in this post from the Frugalwoods, Mrs. FW explains that by taking on household tasks together, she and her husband have enjoyed a side-benefit of frugality: They have developed excellent levels of communication, and they work as an effective team. Frugality is good for marriage. Who knew?
Travis from Enemy of Debt knows exactly what it is to turn his money situation around. He paid off $109,000 in credit card debt, and he continues to give excellent strategies about personal finances. This intermittent spending idea is great.
Ryan broke up with debt at Melanie’s Dear Debt site. I love the invitation Melanie extends to us all to break our relationships with debt. Give it a try! It is therapeutic and motivating to write a Dear Debt letter. I know from experience.
Michelle from The Shop My Closet Project has been inspired by Lisa Nichols. She’s put her inspiration to words in her latest post, and now I’m inspired too. “I am my rescue.” Love it!
In a society where parents so often lavish love on their children through purchases, it can seem harsh to establish frugal boundaries. Jason from froogalism.com points out the many great gifts of value that we give to our children when frugality is fundamental to their upbringing.
J. Money at Budget’s are $exy is hosting a bit of a duel of the alpha male variety at his site. Braden is so baffled by Ben’s frugal food budget that he calls “SHENANIGANS and MALARKEY all at once!!!!” I think Braden needs a little dose of fruclassity. Start where you are, Braden! You don’t need to keep up with either the Jonses OR Ben!
It’s been a wonderful first week at Fruclassity.com! Please consider signing up to join the Fruclassity movement! Community can make all the difference to the financial direction of a person, a family, and whole nations!