I guess the housing bubble hasn’t quite burst yet. Although my wife and I are in pretty good financial shape, we were practically given a blank check on our mortgage preapproval, an amount far, far in excess of what we would ever reasonably spend on a house. It was so high that my wife spent an hour poring over our numbers, wondering if maybe we missed something in terms of what we can afford. Anyway, we’re now about to make a move on a particular house – wish us luck. Here are some personal finance posts to tide you over.
When Is It OK To Stop Saving? This person has the answer already, but doesn’t quite realize it. It’s time to stop saving when your goals and your potential disasters are completely covered. If that’s true, then go have a blast. (@ enough wealth)
33 Ideas for Dating Frugally A nice list of inexpensive date ideas; some of these could be quite charming and romantic with the right feeling behind it. (@ becoming and staying debt free)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Weekend Projects: Learn Something New, Save (or Make) A Little Cash I love doing things like these because it reminds me of how thoroughly I sometimes waste time and money when I could be doing something fun, free, and productive like one of these projects.