The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Farewell To A Friend Edition

A close family friend passed away over the weekend. With the exception of my parents’ home and my own, I probably have spent more time in his home than anyone else. I’ll miss him. A lot. If you’re there reading this on the ol’ internet terminal in the sky, I can still remember what that soap tasted like, I remember that dusty old black belt, and I still remember the bumper pool trick – and I hope we’ll see each other again someday and watch some stock cars race around a dirt track again.

8 Lessons I Learned From The Cheapest Family In The Nation The best one is teamwork – surround yourself by people who share your life values and goals. (@ the digerati life)

Crossing Generations: Being Grateful For What We Have And Some Reflections On The Future When you look at your heritage and ask yourself some hard questions, the answers can be profound. (@ money, matter, and more musings)

Food Budget: Eating On A Shoestring Good advice here if you’re feeling some desperate budget pinching. (@ queercents)

The Simple Dollar Retro: 42 Ways That Going Green Saves A Ton Of Money My wife and I are pretty big small-scale environmentalists, from the energy efficiency of our home to the compost bin in the backyard. Here’s a huge number of tips for frugal environmentalists.

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  1. Marsha says:

    I’m sorry about your friend’s passing; I’m sure it’s a heavy grief for you to bear.

    Thanks (as always) for the super links – and as always, for helping your readers to remember core values. :D

  2. Tori says:

    I’m sorry to hear about this person’s death, Trent.

  3. Baggie says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Trent. It is another reminder of how important people and planning for the future really are.

    Thanks for giving back to the web community and reaching people much farther that who you see everyday.

  4. Eileen says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Make sure you take care of yourself since grief takes a toll. You might want to consider creating a memorial page for your friend on The memorials I’ve created on there have helped me cope over the past few years.

  5. My condolences to you and all those who knew and loved your friend. I can imagine how you feel because last week, I was stunned to find that a co-worker who had been working with me closely also just passed away. It was very sudden and the shock is still lingering on among his friends and colleagues. May they rest in peace.

  6. Susan says:

    Losing a good friend is not easy and it certainly stops you in your tracks. I am so sorry for your loss.

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