Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

Friday Round-Up: The Best in Personal Finance Blogs

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I am reminded to appreciate my husband for the wonderful person that he is. Not that I need an overly-commercialized day of pink construction hearts and red cupids to tell me that I am blessed, but it’s nice to slow down once in a while and take stock of the beauty and treasures in my life.

We plan to celebrate in a low-key way once again, as is our tradition. Maybe some chocolates and a nice dinner. Maybe some ice cream and a movie. One thing is pretty guaranteed: sugar will most likely be involved, since we both have sweet tooths.

The world of finance didn’t come to a screeching halt since V-day is on the horizon; take a gander at some of the best posts that we discovered this week!

  • If you need a little motivation to cook at home, check out Retire by 40’s post “Frugal Healthy Tip: Learn to Cook.” I think I might need to broaden my horizons and cook Thai food – his pineapple fried rice looks delish!
  • My anniversary is just around the corner, so this post really hit home for me: “Frugal Anniversary Gift Ideas” at Prairie EcoThrifter. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or an anniversary for you, there are some great tips here!
  • Meat lovers beware – this post is not for the die-hard carnivores at heart: “The Meat Challenge.” Jeff at Sustainable Life Blog challenges himself to cut back on meaty goodness and only stock his freezer with hunting season meats. Could you do this as well?
  • When the kids head off to college, they might benefit from BrokeTO’s story about graduating debt free. Check out the post: “How I Managed to Graduate from University without Any Debt.”
  • Find out why Average Joe considers a Roth IRA “awesomesaucewithacherryontop”. Hint: it’s not a Big Mac sundae. Seriously, Joe’s post takes us through the ins and outs of the “Emergency Fund or Roth IRA?

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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-thrifter wrote:

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 17:09 Comment #: 1

Thanks for including YFS's post. He did share some great ideas. Hope you have a great weekend.

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Christa Palm wrote:

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 19:35 Comment #: 2

You too, Miss T ~ enjoy your weekend!