We requested that about eight little things be fixed and they said yes within hours, so that’s easy. A handyman should be able to take care of all of it with a few hundred dollars at Home Depot and an afternoon in the house.
The “Once A Month, Check It” Technique For Avoiding Expensive Repairs My father gave me his copy of the things he does each month for home maintenance not too long ago, and here’s a post on the topic. My list is actually quite a bit longer than this one – I remember my father spending an entire Saturday doing it, and his list has about thirty things on it. Should I post the list? (@ no credit needed)
When To Replace A Car My rule of thumb is “don’t replace a car until you can afford a replacement out of pocket.” But I’m a big advocate of saving for car replacements so you don’t have to deal with a junker on its last legs. (@ bluntmoney)
A Week of Frugal Food Given the fact that the author was a graduate student, I expected to see the dreaded word ramen, but this article was surprisingly interesting and useful. (@ an english major’s money)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Paying Cash Versus Going Into Debt: Looking At The Numbers I’ve always liked this article: the post itself makes a good point, but the comments are crazy – I particularly liked the guy who advocated putting the car on a credit card. Let’s just say I hope nothing goes wrong for him while he has a huge credit card balance.