Hello everyone! Welcome to Weekly Money Roundup! Here I wrap up happenings here at Color Me Frugal during the week and share with you some of my favorite posts that I enjoyed from other sites this week. There were some pretty awesome articles making the rounds in the personal finance blogosphere this week, so I hope you’ll enjoy! If you haven’t already, please considering Following us on Twitter or Liking us on Facebook.
Does anyone out there have exciting plans for Memorial Day weekend (US) coming up? The hubs and I actually both have the weekend off (first time it’s happened in years), and we feel the pull… we want to get out of town! I don’t know about you all, but we just get a little stir crazy sometimes and crave a break from the people and things we see every day. But after lots of debate and review of our budget, I think we have decided that a stay-cation is in order this weekend. In other words, it looks like we’ll be staying at home. I think we might pull out the bikes and go for a long bike ride this weekend. We’ll probably grill a lot. And Mr. CMF’s parents are back in town now (they spend their winters down south where it’s warm and come back every spring when the weather warms up), so we’ll probably get together with them this weekend. What do you all have planned for the holiday weekend?
Below are the posts we published this week:
Wednesday May 21- Cost of the American Dream: Are Your Costs Rising? [Infographic]
Here are some articles we enjoyed from other sites this week:
Kurt at Money Counselor writes, Save $100 This Week! I like this post because in general I am a fan of concise lists of things that I can do to save money, and the person inside me who likes immediate gratification (which is really all of us, isn’t it?) loves the concept that there are things I can do NOW to save money.
Kali at Richmond Savers writes, True Life: I Went to a Small College- and Was Still Successful. I think that this post makes a really important point about college education these days- it’s not so much about where you go as it is about what you get out of it!
Sarah at Suburban Finance writes, How a Blow Fund Can Help Prevent You From Blowing Your Budget. I love this post because it’s a simple idea and it’s easy to implement, and can have a big effect. Love financial strategies like that!
Miranda at MoneyNing writes, Why Marriage Might Be Bad For Your Finances. I was interested to read this article because for so long in so many ways marriage has historically been considered a good thing for your finances. But Miranda makes some excellent points here about ways in which marriage can sometimes be to your financial disadvantage.
Laurie at Frugal Rules writes, Is Owning a Business Right For You? I personally really enjoyed reading this post because the hubs and I have spent a great deal of time wondering if we should try to take the plunge and become business owners someday. Laurie details her experience in debating this same question, and she raises some really great points.