Weekly Roundup (15th Edition)

Greetings, Fruclastic friends! It’s time once again for our weekly roundup, where we share awesome articles that will get your creative PF juices flowing. I’ve found some great stuff this week – enjoy! 

I found a new (to me) blog this week called Living A FI. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this guy’s stuff before! And honestly, I almost hate to refer ya’ll to this post because it contains, in great detail, most all of life’s answers to the personal finance world. After you read this post, entitled, Becoming a Saver, you’ll likely have a “Eureka” moment which carries the potential for you to never read this or any other personal finance blog again. Alas, I love you too much to not share this gem of an article with you.  Get a notepad and paper (yeah, I know: I’m old) or whatever other means by which you youngins take notes and get ready to formulate your plan for reaching FI.

My friends the Frugalwoods posted this week about a subject near and dear to my heart: eating out. How We Broke Our Eating Out Habit in 9 Steps entails their journey from frequent eater-outers to fantastically frugal eater-inners. Before our financial revelation near the end of 2012, we too were frequent eater-outers. Several times a week for lunch or dinner we’d hit local restaurants. I don’t even want to venture a guess about how much it cost our family of six to eat out that often, primarily because I don’t think I could handle the emotional strain of the numbers. But I will say that now that we’re not eating out as much, eating out has become MUCH more enjoyable. Interesting how that works. 🙂  Another plus side? We’re eating much healthier now that we’re eating at home.

Kalie from Pretend to be Poor wrote a thought-provoking post this week called The Value of a (Half) Dollar. Friends, I fear we’ve lost the ability to think of our money the way we should, but instead, we think of it as an opportunity to “get”. This enlightening post will help you to remember the true value of a (half) dollar.

Michelle from Making Sense of Cents wrote a valuable post called 9 Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money. If saving money is difficult for you, or if you have some lofty savings goals, this post is for you. Smart and doable tips here.

Trent over at The Simple Dollar wrote another thought-provoking article this week called Frugality and Self-Confidence. See if you can find yourself in some of these scenarios, and learn how Trent learned that self-confidence breeds frugality.

That’s all, folks, for this week. Enjoy your weekend, and enjoy your journey to a more financially peaceful life!


*Photo courtesy of Merdican

10 comments on “Weekly Roundup (15th Edition)

  1. Thank you so much for including my post–I really appreciate it :)! It was definitely a big change for us to become full-time eater-inners (I really like that expression, btw), but we’re so glad we challenged ourselves and made it happen. You’re so right about it being healthier and making the occasional meal out a true treat.

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