We’re supposed to hear later today about whether our house offer will be accepted or if a counteroffer is in the making. My wife and I are making all sorts of plans already – it’s quite fun, especially considering our livable square footage will be increasing more than threefold if we get this house. For instance, we have a family room and a living room and the sum total of stuff we have to put in them is… a love seat and an old television. That’s it. It should be really interesting.
Five Of The Best Deals You Can Get At Your Local Dollar Store Much of the stuff found at the local dollar store near here is terrible, but every once in a while you can find an amazing deal on a staple, occasionally even name brand stuff. I once bought 24 bars of Lever 2000 soap there for pennies per bar and we’re still using them. (@ not made of money)
Couple Learns The High Price of Easy Credit The day you get into a home that you can’t afford if anything goes wrong is the day something goes wrong. You don’t need to live in a McMansion. (@ nytimes via blogging away debt)
Five Money and Currency Facts Your Banker Never Told You A mix of both interesting and useful stuff here about actual currency. (@ the digerati life)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Comparing Warehouse Shopping Chains – And How You Can Get In For Free! Warehouse shopping is great, especially if you have storage space. The house that we placed an offer on has a Costco and a Sam’s Club that are roughly equidistant (and the home will have a lot more storage space), so I’m going to have to do some serious comparisons.