Young @ Young And Thrifty writes Barkerville on a Budget – Barkerville is British Columbia’s Gold Rush Town. It’s located in the Cariboo region of British Columbia and the closest city is Quesnel. Back in the hey day, Barkerville was the largest town north of San Francisco and west of Chicago- by the mid 1860′s the town had a population of more than 5000 people.
Jeremy @ Modest Money writes How Blogging Helped Land A Sweet Job – One of my priorities with my blog was to continue to expand my website marketing skills and beef up my resume. That way, even if my blog did not produce enough income early on I would at least be able to leverage it into getting a new job. Things did work out that way, but I never would have predicted the extent to which they did.
Steven @ Grocery Alerts writes Best Products to Buy in October – October is a beautiful time of year with the leaves slowly changing colours and the fun of Halloween. I wanted to share some ideas for products that are some good buys this month including camping equipment, air conditioners, turkeys, outdoor furniture and certain produce.
Peter @ Bible Money Matters writes 10 Bible Verses about Contentment: How Can We Feel Contentment in a Restless World? – Many of us are trying to fill a void of some kind in our lives, and unfortunately we try to fill that void with things that can’t satisfy. We look to fill the void with possessions or money, but we only end up wanting more. We try to fill it with relationships or sex, but we end up feeling even more empty and depressed than when we started.
Lazy Man @ Lazy Man and Money writes Becoming a Dad: Uniquely, Predictably Amazing – One wonders why health insurance prices are going up. Perhaps it’s because something that should have cost less than $60 was billed for $369 and settled for $196. At the very least you’d think that my insurance should be able to negotiate a better rate than CVS offers the general public.
Marie at Family Money Values @ Aging Bodies writes The Upside of Aging – It’s tempting, in a blog about aging bodies, to complain about mine. But something tells me that’s bad karma. I’d rather appreciate the fact that I’ve been given one more day on Earth because guess what?—that’s aging, and it’s better than the alternative.
Pauline @ Reach Financial Independence writes Are you kidding me??? Grandpa wants an Iphone 5! – Did my hard working, frugal, 85 year-old grandpa just asked me if he should get an Iphone 5? Is Apple’s marketing that good? Should he really go for it?
Mrs PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes An Open Letter To Susan Cain, Author of Quiet – After recently reading the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts, Mrs. PoP wanted to share the book’s message – that introverts, while often pushed aside in American society, have much of value to contribute. To spread the word, she penned this open letter to the author.
Justin @ The Family Finances writes An Afternoon of Fun for Only $5 – Spending an afternoon at the park is one of the most frugal entertainment choices available, and it can be a lot of fun.
Gen Y @ Gen Y Finance Journey writes Engagement Party Etiquette – Help needed! Trying to plan an informal, no-gifts engagement party, but can’t figure out how to throw out all the “supposed to”s of an engagement party without offending anyone. Would like advice from people who have done it.
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James Petzke @ This Is Common Cents writes The Common Cents of the Latte Factor – The Latte Factor is an important thing for many people to take a look at in their lives.
Chris @ The rplan blog writes Private island – an isolated wonderland or just a black hole? – Some tips to consider before buying a private island
Rachael @ Money and I writes Introduction to Pensions – A basic introduction into the different options available when taking out a pension.
Mrs PoP @ Planting Our Pennies writes Guilt Over Quitting A Job – When leaving one job for another, Mrs. PoP and her best friend both encounter the same issue – guilt. It comes in many different forms and can take what should be a positive experience and turn it on its head.
Miss T. @ Prairie Eco Thrifter writes Save Money with Geothermal Heat – The fact of the matter is, geothermal heat pumps are a great way to save money on heating bills. They’re good for the environment because they make use of a naturally occurring heat source, and they help us reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. What’s not to like?
Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Be Handy, Save Money! – Mr. LH can take things apart, oil, tighten, fix parts then put the object back together good as new. It has saved us a lot of money in terms of not having to replace fans, vacuums, and many of our appliances through the years.
Edward Antrobus @ If You Can Read, You Can Cook writes Mexican Pasta Salad: Recipe Sunday – Instead of eating a heavy, mayo-based pasta salad, try this Mexican cuisine inspired dish using salsa as the base instead.
Teacher Man @ My University Money writes Spending Money On Campus Food – It’s just that it’s so easy not to make lunch in the morning, and then at night there are so many other things to do. Hey, it’s just going to happen this one time anyway right?
Melissa @ Bargaineering writes How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables for Off Season Enjoyment – If you subscribe to a CSA or want to take advantage of the low produce prices at the farmer’s market, here are some strategies to preserve them in the freezer: