Another weekend’s come and gone. Realigning my shift back to blogging after the whirlwind of personal events. Have a few more upcoming, but looking to get out some new articles here in the near future.
Here’s the highlights from the weekend for your reading pleasure:
Frugal Zeitgeist took a budget Egypt vacation. Often seen as a luxury, the predominant cost of international travel is getting from Point A to Point B. Forest gave a nice breakdown (with photos) of how to see more for less.
Saving Money Today puts together a strategy for saving money on movies. A movie addict myself, I’ve often wondered what the cost-benefit would be of owning a home theater versus going out regularly.
Money Help for Christians addresses an important topic: password security. As more and more of our personal, professional, and financial lives transfer to online databases – maintaining impenetrable security is absolutely critical. Most interesting was the section on Mint and online, compiling accounts.
Money Beagle reminds readers of the most important technique when negotiating deals – walking away. Considered a strategic display of control, it reminds both seller and buyer who ultimately has the power. Of the articles I’ve read on the topic, MB lists a clear and realistic approach to the technique.
PTMoney gave us a glimmer of inspiration in his post: I Quit My Day Job. Working on different side projects, PT discusses the opportunity he sees with full-time blogging. If you’re reading and thinking, “this could be me in a few weeks”, you may want to reconsider. Like any other profession, becoming great (or self-sufficient) requires many long, dedicated hours of hard work!
Rainy-Day Saver posts on something I’ll support no matter the cost – investing in your health. She got a really great deal, but had to swindle her friend’s credit card. To keep on track, I suggest calculating your “per visit rate”. Another way to justify the costs while motivating yourself to go more often.
Deliver Away Debt discusses an interesting rental program in his area. As noted in the article, the premise is about a company which rents out your current home in order for you to purchase a new one. Didn’t read through the details of the program itself, but smells a little fishy from DAD’s write-up.
Money Reasons asks: Is the Stock Market a Fool’s Game? If you’ve been following the recent developments with Goldman Sachs and the accusations of withheld information, it makes you wonder how rigged the system actually is.
Enemy of Debt tells everyone what they probably don’t want to hear: Becoming Debt Free is 99% Intensity and 1% Basic Math. While I’m not sure on his calculations ;) I can agree with the overall sentiment. Referring to the term “gazelle intensity”, EOD gives the reader two options – get out or get eaten by debt.