Week in Review: Memorial Day Edition

by Kay Lynn

Memorial Day Free Download Poster, Graves at Arlington National Cemetery, American Flag, Veterans Day Holiday

 Did you know that Memorial Day was originally named Decoration Day?  It was because people would remember military veterans by decorating their graves.

My father is buried in a national cemetery.  My brother, sister and I reconvened to visit his grave the first Memorial Day weekend after he passed away.  Boy Scouts had placed flags at every grave site.  We know that Dad is being remembered every year.

On to some of my favorite reads this week.

Yakezie Picks

The Centsible Life shares how excellent customer service is the way into her wallet.

Learn how to process credit card payments with your smart phone using Square from Personal Finance Firewall.

Need a recipe for your holiday barbecue? Check out Mike’s Beer Can Chicken from Save Money Today.

What do you think about bringing snacks into the movie theatre? Personal Finance Journey asks if it’s unethical or frugal?

Money Reasons discusses how walking away from a mortgage is a loss of honor.

Summer does have unique expenses.  Money Funk shares how to be prepared with a summer budget

Green Panda Tree House has a great schedule of how much time to spend managing your personal finance.

Editor’s Picks

Is there a glass ceiling in the personal finance blogosphere? Funny About Money asks this question and generates a lot of discussion. What do you think?

Debt Hater was prepared to borrow $40,000 for a wedding before she changed her financial ways.

Break the routine with some day time activities to your relationship with these ideas from Engaged Marriage.

Moolanomy Personal Finance has seven ways city slickers can save money.


Money Hackers #116 – Back to Basics Edition @ Yes I am Cheap

Carnival of Money Stories @ Funny About Money

Festival of Frugality #231: Lessons about Money Edition @ Remodeling this Life

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Funny about Money May 30, 2010 at 7:11 am

Thanks for the link love!! 🙂
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Financial Samurai May 30, 2010 at 7:46 am

Didn’t realize it was called Decoration Day. Thanks for the tip!

Nice round up.


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cheapskate sandy May 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

Thank you for linking back to the Money Hacker’s Carnival. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
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Christine | Money Funk May 30, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I do like Funny about Money’s post. That’s a good one. But now I really need to check out Mike’s beer can chicken. Yum!

BTW, glad to hear Debt Hater changed her ways before getting married. Great save!
.-= Christine | Money Funk´s last blog ..Can Money Buy Happiness? =-.

Bucksome May 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Hi Christine, did you put up a new picture? I like it!

Christine May 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I did. Thank you. Although, I took a pic this weekend that I may use for my avatar. Don’t be surprised if it changes. 😉

Money Reasons May 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Thanks for the mention!

Great links! That Beer Can Chicken does sounds good!
.-= Money Reasons´s last blog ..MoneyReasons Weekly Cache 2010, May 30 Memorial Day =-.

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