Tony and I are homebodies for the most part. The good news is staying home doesn’t cost much. The bad news? It can make things pretty ho-hum. We’ve been spending too many weekends working around the house and running errands.
It’s absolutely beautiful outside tonight, so we’re heading downtown for a stroll.
But first, a round up!
- The Personal Financier hosted this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance and included my post on our method for meal planning.
- On a Quest to be Debt Free hosted the Money Hacks Carnival this week and my post on how you don’t have to choose between your favorite hobbies and frugality.
My favorite posts from the personal finance blogosphere this week:
- Kacie at Sense to Save wrote about working expensive ingredients into your grocery budget. We try to split these purchase up throughout the month to decrease the impact on our weekly budget.
- J.D. at Get Rich Slowly wrote about how and when to cancel a credit card. Great tips to keep your credit report clean and avoid negative affecting your credit score.
- Dana at Not Made of Money shared five grocery items that haven’t increased in price. Incorporate these foods in your meal plan more often to reduce the impact of rising prices on your grocery bill.
- Free From Broke shared a simple equation for saving money and staying out of debt. Yes, it really is that simple.
- Tiffanie at We Like Money wrote about how she’s saving money on college textbooks. It’s rarely necessary to pay the full sticker price for these expensive books. Luckily, my husband is studying creative writing, so most of his books are novels and short story collections. He’s only had to buy a handful of books so far … he checks most of them out from the library.
- Wow, Trent at The Simple Dollar has some productive weekends! He spends his days off making his own beer, wine, compost, and cheese. Pretty impressive!
And now I’m off to start my weekend by enjoying this beautiful weather. You should, too! Happy Friday! :)