Posts Tagged ‘spending money’

Weekend Links

March 6, 2009

So sorry that I haven’t been here! I have an after school activity now that goes until 6 most days, so basically I get home, eat, do homework, and sleep. I’ll try my best to update regularly, but school is craaazy.

  • Here are some interesting charts of the pay gap between men and women in Europe. Very disappointing, I must say. I would like to see more graphs about the differences between working women and men.
  • I plan to use this blog post on GetRichSlowly to help me start my indoor garden 🙂
  • Kiplinger’s Erin Burt wrote an article about cutting cable – rather inspirational. She also gives cable alternatives (hulu, etc.) that are worth looking into.
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Grocery Shopping

March 2, 2009

Sometimes,  you’ve got down so much on your spending that there’s nothing extraneous that you can still cut. And that’s when you have to cut from your typical bills – like grocery shopping. Here are some links to get you started.

Money Diaries Post

February 23, 2009

There is currently an excellent money diaries post up at iwillteachyoutoberich. The guy is brilliant – he’s able to have fun and be frugal at the same time – probably one of my favorite posts of the money diaries series. This guy knows what he’s doing, and he’s doing it – not saying, I’ll do this next time, blahblahblah, but actually carrying it out.

Divorcing Money from Emotions

February 18, 2009

There’s an interesting article on The Frugal Duchess – Divorcing Money from Emotions. Women (at least from my own personal experience) have a tendency to spend money when they are depressed or down.  The post on the Frugal Duchess gives you tips for not spending money based on your emotions. For me, when I’m feeling depressed about something, I do the second best thing: online shopping (no, I haven’t curbed my addiction yet. I know, I should). I don’t buy anything online, and I get to look at gorgeous (and expensive) dresses and sigh longingly. Or, if you can spare a few pounds, go the old fashioned route and break out the emergency chocolate.