The Simple Dollar Morning Roundup: Sick Joe Joe Edition

My son is sick, so I’m spending the day at home with him. He has a high fever and is fairly fussy, but seems to be spending a lot of his time just dozing on the floor and occasionally playing with his rubber duck collection (which he adores). Meanwhile, I’m reading some financial news…

What Would You Do? Keeping Up With Fitness And A Demanding Work Schedule I stretch and walk a lot, take the stairs instead of the elevators, and so forth; it works well for me. (@ queercents)

Borrow, Barter, Buy Used: Espousing The Frugal Lifestyle This is a great, balanced writeup on a group trying to avoid buying anything at all for an entire year – in other words, ultimate frugality. I commented on them in the past, but mostly as a reflection of the awkward media coverage they received. (@ the digerati life)

White Sale Time! I learned something new here: a “white sale” is a linen sale. But that’s just the beginning of the story, one that concludes with a great realization about the value of sales. (@ mapgirl’s fiscal challenge)

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  1. mapgirl says:

    Hi Trent! Thanks for the link! I actually have another post up now regarding the origins of the White Sale.

  2. Hello Trent, I didn’t realize you wrote about the Compact before. I’m curious what you had to say… Glad this caught your eye. I hope your son gets better soon — mine are both under the weather too!

  3. Nina says:

    Hi Trent, thanks for the Queercents mention!

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