Three different times, I’ve taken advantage of a local offer that nets me sixteen free bars of Lever 2000 soap. So, I just counted and we currently have 40 bars of soap in the closet. Considering my wife, my son, and I use roughly one bar of soap a month, I may be bartering some of these very soon. On to some personal finance posts.
Quality Clothes For Less Than A Buck I was working on a post on this very topic (how to get cheap quality clothes), but this article basically sums up what I was going to say. (@ consumerism commentary)
What Would You Do: Paying Children For Good Grades This is the best plan I’ve ever heard of: if the child gets a 3.6 GPA or above for the quarter, (s)he earns a raise in allowance. But then the threshold for earning a raise next quarter goes up to a 3.7 GPA. I should write up my grand unified allowance theory sometime… (@ queercents)
The Simple Dollar Retro: 14 Ways Your Computer Can Put Money In Your Pocket It’s amazing how much many of these items seem like common sense – but also how few of them most people do.