The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: New Thing Edition

It was interesting constructing this first weekly roundup. I basically kept reading my favorite blogs and saving the articles I liked the most from all of them, then I boiled the thirty or so I had bookmarked down to the handful that you see here. Before, with morning roundups, I would sometimes only find one or two in a day that I liked and stretch to put one in, or I would find six I liked and not want to post that many at once. With this, I just saved all the good ones and then tried to pare those down to great ones. So, here we go…

The Adventures of Single Parenting Personal Finance Right now, if my wife suddenly were not around and we became a single parent household, I actually think I could do it, but it wouldn’t be easy. (@ money smart life)

3 Things You Need to Know Before Giving to Charity These reasons are a big part of why I like giving to local charities. (@ consumerism commentary)

Why Do I Always Find A Good Deal After I Buy It? This seems to happen to me on a frighteningly regular basis. (@ gather little by little)

The Sandwiched Generation The title refers to people with young children and aging parents who are facing financial responsibilities to both … my wife and I are nearly in that group. (@ money, matter, and more musings)

10 Creative Recipes for Leftover Mashed Potatoes The most popular one at home is potato pancakes, but several of these sound quite good. (@ not made of money)

The Sinking Dollar, As Viewed From Overseas It raises prices in America, but lowers them elsewhere. Interesting stuff. (@ wise bread)

Save Money With Unusual Devices This is a really fascinating look at piggy bank variations and alternatives. I’ve looked at several of these and been impressed, but I haven’t made the leap to any one of them. (@ the digerati life)

The Simple Dollar Retro: You Don’t Need Six Figures: The Financial Realities of Living in Iowa Living rural can be very, very inexpensive, and part of the reason for that is stereotypes – urban areas market themselves to make rural areas look boring.

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