Now that I’ve basically abandoned the book idea, there’s the question of what to do with some of the chapter drafts. I’ve decided to occasionally convert them into posts, one of which you’ll see here later today (it’ll be the long one). I figure if it is good stuff that my readers might enjoy, I might as well just post it for all to enjoy.
Lifestyle Inflation – When Does It Become A Problem? Whenever I hear someone talk about how they “can’t” afford to save 20% of their salary and give any indication at all of making a living wage, I think “lifestyle inflation.” It’s a truly dangerous thing. (@ money, matter, and more musings)
10 Tips For Dealing With Car Salesmen To Make Sure You Don’t Get Hosed I prefer the ol’ “pay cash, but don’t let them know you’re paying cash until you have a price in writing” trick myself. (@ generation x finance)
A Yard Sale Checklist: Ten Tips For Garage Sale Prep We’re strongly considering having one of these, mostly to see if we can get any value out of some items before they hit the Dumpster. (@ get rich slowly)
The Simple Dollar Retro: The Money Savvy Pig And My Son’s Allowance If you’re wondering how to teach your child how to manage their allowance money successfully, you should look into this tool. It’s a great way to clearly illustrate how one should budget their money, even if you’re just talking about dividing up a small allowance.