Last night we went to sleep with the smell of fire in the air. Fortunately, the fire was under control and far away but it reminded us too much of the fire and evacuation three years ago.
Fall is a double-edged sword in Southern California. The weather is gorgeous and the tourists are gone making it my favorite time of year. Then one days the winds start blowing from the desert and fire is a big threat. Although the temperature will get up to about 100 degrees today, at least that wind won’t be blowing.
A couple of blogs are running series that are interesting. More Style than Cash is counting down 99 days to Christmas with an useful tip each day.
31 Days to a Better Bank Balance at Money Crush is based on the idea that you can improve your financial status with 31 small steps that add up.
Len Penzo lists 21 reasons corner lots are for suckers. Our last home was on a corner lot and we liked it; funny how some see it as a bad thing.
On a serious note, Budgets are Sexy reminds all not to go shopping while drunk. I agree with his reasoning but wouldn’t frequent a couple of venues on the list.
Beating Broke asks are you a Peter Pan spender? Read and learn the new name of Neverland.
Some boomers are having to start retirement earlier than planned due to job loss. Time Goes By shares cool things about being retired.
Money Crashers post on what to do when you can’t afford your medication has great resources for this problem. Please never stop taking your medicine.
Helping isn’t always the best option as Christian Personal Finance notes in how to tell the difference between helping and enabling.
Bargaineering is a gamer and shares the best sites to trade in used games.
I found how to take a frugal vacation in paradise by Invest it Wisely interesting. My kids’ dad is originally from Cuba and I’ve always wanted to go there. Someday, Americans will be given the right to travel freely to this nearby nation.
Carnival of Money Stories – Oktoberfest Edition @ Nerd Wallet
Best Blog Posts from Around the Web @ Buy Like Buffett
Festival of Frugality #248 – Celebrity Net Worth Edition @ Watson, Inc.
Posts that Piqued My Interest @ The Penny Frugalista
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