Several readers have asked why I haven’t given away any items in a long time. The basic reason is that this site has reached a level of popularity that I no longer feel comfortable with the legal nature of such giveaways. I am not a lawyer, but I’ve seen the legalese attached to many contests and giveaways and I want to stay far, far away from that – I have no interest in legal issues like that at all. Instead, I’ve started giving away stuff without a formal contest, just emailing commenters at my own discretion and giving away stuff. I think that at least a few regular readers can vouch for that.
To Gift or Not To Gift: Frugal Gift Giving Strategies Not frugal gifts, but frugal strategies for reducing your need to give gifts to everyone under the sun. (@ five cent nickel)
In Search of Safety: A Mom’s 8-Step Guide to Toy Selection and Everyday Use I know that we very much stick to basics at our house and we vastly prefer open-ended imagination-based toys, like Legos. (@ wise bread)
The Simple Dollar Retro: Why My Father Takes Out A Lighter And Burns $200 Each Month Can you figure out what I’m writing about from the title alone?