My husband and I were watching a movie at home yesterday when a news alert popped up on my phone (yes I’m one of those who can’t leave the phone alone). I didn’t want to believe it and started saying, “oh, no” over and over.
I quickly checked news sites which confirmed the awful truth. Whitney Houston had died.
It’s hard when stars who have been part of your pop culture for decades pass away, but even worse when they’re too young. Today, I’m going to celebrate the music Whitney gave us. Here’s the first song I remember from her and although she was great on ballads, I need the lightness of this video today.
Consumerism Commentary asks Are You Concerned about the Very Poor? Great article and even better discussion in the comments!
We are always teaching our kids, intended or not, about money. Budgeting in the Fun Stuff has a great guest post about What My Parents Taught Me About Finance.
Do you have balance between time and money in your life? I like this approach from Hope to Prosper.
Carnivals and Roundups
The Ghirardelli chocolate giveaways aren’t over yet which is good since I haven’t won one yet . Enter at Mom’s Plans for the three-pack by February 20th.
Canadian Personal Finance Blog has 5 codes for TurboTax online. I’m not sure if this is limited to Canada or not but enter by Valentine’s Day.
Would you like a Roku streaming player? Enter at The Jenny Pincher for your chance. Entries close tomorrow night.
The College Investor has a free copy of TurboTax Premier Edition for one lucky person. Enter by February 25th.
Enter to win $101 in cash at Face and Fitness. Get your entries in by March 31st.
Simple Investing is celebrating his blogiversary with over $1100 in prizes. Entries close February 19th.
Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card at Thad’s Thoughts. This one closes February 25th.
My Personal Finance Journey is giving away $71.20 to one lucky person and the same amount to charity. Enter by February 29th (weird typing that date)!