My son has become very attached to a particular stuffed animal in the last few weeks. He carries it with him wherever he goes at home, sits it down, talks to it, and other such things. He’s incredibly gentle with the stuffed animal, too, sitting it down very gingerly, talking to it in a soft voice, and petting it a little. The most interesting part? It was a very, very inexpensive stuffed animal found on sale and given to him on a whim by his aunt, but it is blowing away the care he’s shown for other, much more expensive toys. Fascinating.
A Compilation of Frugal Mattress Shopping Tips: Our New Better-Than-Heavenly Bed This is pretty much a tutorial on how to shop for a big item with a frugal sense – he eventually found exactly what he wanted for about 70% off with not all that much effort. (@ my money blog)
Our Worst Financial Mistakes and What You Can Learn From Them Lots of little snapshots of financial armageddon and recovery – this seems to be a big theme for people today who are traveling a solid financial road. (@ wise bread)
The Simple Dollar Retro: When Your Income From Investments Covers Your Living Expenses: The “Crossover Point” I found the idea of a “crossover point” to be a fascinating concept and perhaps an excellent judge of when you should retire.