As some of you might already know, I finally received my long-desired KitchenAid Professional 6 quart stand mixer, in part thanks to the generosity of a reader who got me a very nice deal on one (thank you again, Keana). I’ve already made three loaves of bread (one of which was given away to a friend), a batch of mashed potatoes, and a batch of cookies. This week, I’m planning on two loaves of rye bread (my favorite kind of bread, but I’m having problems getting rye flour around here), some homemade from-scratch cinnamon rolls, and I’m also going to try it out for fresh pasta. I’m such a food nut!
Pre-Career Advice This is absolutely spot-on advice for people in college. I basically think anyone who works just for wages in college is making a long-term mistake (unless they’re in an atypical life situation, of course). (@ wise bread)
Don’t Trust Customer Ratings When buying Online No kidding. It often feels like half of the reviews on amazon.com were written by corporate flunkies. (@ finance is personal)
Making Money With An eBay Store, Part 4: Obtaining Product At The Right Price This whole series has been entertaining, but this entry is the best one so far – and it’s somewhat applicable to everyone. (@ mighty bargain hunter)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Making May An Ultra-Frugal Month This turned out to be a great success – and you can apply it to any month you want.