Has it started to feel like Summer in your neck of the woods yet?
It actually has been pretty cool, mild, and damp in my hometown. We haven’t had this much rain in I don’t know how long. I’m hoping the sun will come out soon and the plants will green up and get to growing. I can’t wait to enjoy the flowers I planted by my mailbox this year!
There’s no real theme to this week’s Friday Faves, but we still have a good set of posts for you to enjoy this weekend when you are bored and want to spend some time reading about money.
We all Have Unique Financial Situations – Suburban Finance – Sarah reminds us that we all have different circumstances to deal with in life and when it comes to our finances. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all learn from each other along the way.
The Value of Time is Irreplaceable – Plunged in Debt – In this post, Catherine tells us that we all need to slow down and smell the roses now and then. Life isn’t all about work, work, work.
5 Ways to Kill Your Spending Triggers – Wise Dollar – This is a great post to review if you are having trouble sticking to your budget and keep overspending in the same areas over and over again. I need to look at this one myself, haha.
Should You Drive Your Car Until it Dies? – Frugal Rules – Staff writer, Cat, asks readers if they are of the opinion that they should drive their car until it dies. Personally, I’m in favor of getting rid of it before it strands you on the side of the road, but all know I’m not the most frugal person ever, ha!
5 Lessons I Learned in 5 Years of Blogging – Budget Blonde – First, congrats to Cat on her 5 year blogiversary! Woot! Second, there are some great lessons to be learned in this post from a seasoned vet in our community. You should definitely check it out!
Our Personal Finance Work:
Aaron and I aren’t slackers. Both of us are constantly working and writing for a variety of websites about personal finance. Here are just a few places you can find some of our latest works.
6 Times it’s Ok to Drop Insurance – Christian Science Monitor – In this post picked up by Christian Science Monitor, Aaron talks about the age old negative stigma around dropping insurance and why it may be ok in some situations.
Unemployment Insurance Can Help First Time Buyers – Mortgage Loan – Aaron’s post explores how first time home buyer’s can get creative to make their dream happen.
The 3 Legged Stool: A Retirement Theory – Financial Conversation – In this post on my new site, I share a retirement theory from the past, the 3 legged stool theory, and talk about how it can be modernized to account for differences in retirement planning today.
Can Single People Afford to be Self-Employed? – ShoeaholicNoMore – Here I explore if I am at a disadvantage when it comes to my dream of quitting my full-time job to pursue self-employment due to being single.
That’s all we have for you today. We hope you have an amazing weekend and enjoy some summer weather!