People often ask me how I can afford all of the printed material that I discuss on this site. The secret is my local library – I visit it three or four times a week and usually have several books checked out at once. Without that resource, I wouldn’t have been able to educate myself on personal finance or be able to do the research that this site requires. The internet can help with some aspects, but it’s hard to beat the resources at your local library.
Frugal, Or Just Plain Wrong? I think there’s a mix in there, actually; most of the things are wrong, but some of them are just fine. Like, if I go into a bookstore, buy a coffee, and spend a half an hour flipping through some magazines while drinking the latte, I don’t see any problem with it at all and neither do most bookstores – my local Borders basically encourages it. On the other hand, buying one movie ticket, going through the gate, and watching three movies is wrong because you’re consuming something you didn’t pay for. (@ wise bread)
Eco-Friendly Energy Savings This is a great compilation of green tips that save money, too. I’ve talked about several of these in the past, but it’s great to see a good collection of them all in one place. (@ five cent nickel)
Automate Your Income To Simplify Your Life Want to read most of the content of David Bach’s The Automatic Millionaire in one place (with a few more good tips to boot)? This is the place. (@ zen habits)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Personal Finance For College Students: Ten Tips For Realistic Money Management In College – Without The Nonsense This is among my favorite posts; I wish I had this sense when I was in college, but I’m not far enough away to forget what it was like.