Happy Saturday! Start your week-end with some reads from today’s edition of our weekly roundup:
Holly from Club Thrifty wrote 5 Reasons to Love Garage Sales. Guilt-free shopping. Environmentally friendly. There is no down side to it. I will be taking part in a huge local garage sale in my sister’s part of town later this month. Reading Holly’s post gets me psyched for it. Do you shop at garage sales? Ever tried having one of our own?
Abigail from I Pick Up Pennies wrote Frugal Tip: Get Naked. Would you feel comfortable walking around your house naked? Me neither! But the idea of having super light clothes set apart for wearing in the house? I like that idea. If you’re trying to be frugal, keeping the air conditioner off at this time of year is a noble goal – but it’s not easy to resist that temptation to flick the switch for cool relief when temperatures rise. Try taking off your clothes – or at least some of them – and see if you can stand the heat.
Mrs. Frugalwoods from Frugalwoods asked the question, Is Frugality Sustainable Without A Goal? The vision of homesteading that she and Mr. Frugalwoods share keeps them enthusiastic in their frugal living. This post brought home to me the fact that the goal motivating my frugality has largely been negative: I don’t want to be in debt. Do I have a clear vision of what I DO want? Hmmm . . . Not so clear. Once again, the Frugalwoods have me thinking.
Kirsten from Indebted and in Debt wrote How Jayleen Became a Stay-at-Home Mom. Kirsten is a working mom who would love to be a stay-at-home mom, but she and her husband have student debt to pay off, so it’s not an easy transition to make. Kirsten has initiated a series of interviews with stay-at-home moms to find out how they have been able to make it happen.
John from Frugal Rules wrote How To Start Investing With $500 Or Less. This one hit home for me because my husband and I have been so focused upon debt-reduction that investing has not been a priority. “You need to build wealth too,” John says. If the world of investment is foreign to you, or if you feel your money is stretched too thin to invest, John has some very practical advice about how to start with very little.
Have a great week!