I’ve been feeling both blah and overwhelmed the past week or so. Now that the kids have gone back to school, all the afterschool activities have started to kick in: sports, associations, back-to-school parent teacher meetings and so on. Even my days off have been filled with never-ending to-do lists and running errands non stop.
Why yes, I would like some cheese with that whine.
To top it off, I’ve been feeling less than inspired to write about frugality lately. Maybe it’s because we’ve been spending lots of money, both on fees for the kids’ after-school activities and in preparation for our move, maybe it’s because I’ve been thinking about and writing about frugality for the past two years, almost non-stop. As a side note, today’s post is the 401st official published post (I cleaned out my archives about 6 months ago, and cleared out lots of clutter).
I feel like a lot of what’s being written in the blogosphere about personal finance and frugality is the same sort of information and ideas, being recycled and rewritten. I don’t want to write a post if it’s just a hack of something that has already been said elsewhere. So, even if it means posting less, I’ve decided to concentrate more fully on writing about my journey to frugality.
Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite links from the week:
- Step aside housing crash, cupcakery is the next bubble @ Queercents
- 12 Clever Substitutions That Save Money (Nearly) Effortlessly @ The Simple Dollar
- 5 Ways To Be Prepared for Costly Natural Disasters @ Squawkfox
- Should You Quit School Because You’re Brilliant? @ the Digerati Life
- The other pile @ Unclutterer
- The Card Game – Overspending on Debit Cards Is a Boon for Banks @ NYTimes.com
- A Birthday Interview with DailyWorth’s Founder, Amanda Steinberg