Some of you might notice that along the top of the website, I added a link to the menu that says “Facebook.” It goes to my Facebook profile, which is still a bit of a work in progress. I decided to join Facebook and use it as a place to post more “meta”-oriented stuff related to things happening on The Simple Dollar, as well as my own interests – perhaps a bit more of a “personal” thing than what you’ll see here. If it sounds interesting, keep an eye on it or perhaps add me as a friend on there.
Do You Buy New Or Used Cars? 10 Popular Reasons To Buy New I get almost all of these from a late model used car, fresh off a lease, plus I don’t have that wonderful feeling of a few thousand in depreciation as soon as I drive the car off the lot. (@ the digerati life)
What’s Cooking? Rosemary Potatoes, Lemon Pepper Chicken, and a Planned Strategy for Leftovers The first part of the title got my attention as a foodie; the other part got my attention as a frugal person. In other words, nice title (and good idea, too). (@ wise bread)
21 Strategies For Creating An Emergency Fund And Why It’s Critical An excellent article on emergency funds (that even includes a link back to The Simple Dollar). (@ zen habits)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Why Johnny Can Read: Simpson’s Paradox and the Greatly Exaggerated Death of American Public Education This was the culmination of a long discussion about whether private schools are worth the cost. My feeling is that in some areas they are and in some areas they’re not, and I give some detailed explanation of that here.