Readings

Money Beagle holds forth on life insurance. It’s an interesting post and something to think about, especially if you have a young family, a disabled child who will need care through adulthood, or a spouse whose earning power would not suffice to pay the mortgage or maintain a comfortable lifestyle.

And as if by mental telepathy, SVB discusses whole and term life insurance at The Digerati Life.

At A Gai Shan Life, Revanche takes up the ongoing national conversation on women, the workplace, and the quality of women’s lives. This subject has been in the national media for the past few weeks, with articles in the Atlantic and the New York Times dominating the stage. Revanche’s thoughtful post reflects not only on the general state of affairs but on her own growing sense of frustration and burn-out…and she clearly hits a nerve with the many 20- and 30-something professionals among her readers.

At Prairie Ecothrifter, staff writer “Happy Homeowner” addresses the same issue with advice on managing “the third shift.”

Frugal Scholar is vacating, more or less, but still taking advantage of the sales, which wax large over the summer. The links in this post, BTW, take you to places to die for.

Speaking of vacations, eemusings is on the wing from Auckland to another destination that will make you green with envy.

Five Cent Nickel does a nice analysis comparing the costs of driving and flying to your vacation destination.

Don’t know whether the Centavos are back from Italy yet; last I heard, 101 Centavos was speculating on why Europeans are so much thinner than Americans.

Crystal and Mr. BFS, as you may know, are having a brand-new home built. And over at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff, they’re becoming acquainted with the concept of “contractor standard time.”

Over at Blue Collar Workman, TB is thinking about starting his own business. I think a lot of skilled craftsmen do OK on their own, if they can master the art of finding customers.

Free Money Finance posts an interesting cautionary tale about life in the social media.

In the runaround department, nicoleandmaggie received a masterful one from Equifax the other day.

Speaking of rants, Evan has some great fun with his latest moment of bemused outrage over at My Journey to Millions.

At Out of Debt Again, Mrs. Accountability reflects on her youngest son’s recent flight from the coop.

Manwhile, Donna Freedman has returned to her roost, but she’s still very much in motion.

And on that note, I need to get into motion myself. Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

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Miss T @ Prairie Eco-Thrifter July 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Thanks so much for the inclusion. Much appreciated. I hope you have a great holiday tomorrow.

Mrs. Accountability July 3, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Thanks for the mention! I was surprised by how sad I was in the first couple of days. Especially that first night after I got home from helping him get moved into his new place. That’s when it hit me. He’s not home safe in his own bed. He’s out in the big bad world. I cried at the drop of a hat for the next 18 hours. Yeesh! Who knew!?! I guess when I studied up on parenting, leaving the nest wasn’t one of my top priorities. :-) It’s okay though. I’m reclaiming my house – he was a great cook and monopolized half the kitchen – and I’m taking over his bedroom as my office as I’ve been crammed into the corner of the living room all these years. Thanks again, and Happy Independence Day to you as well!

TB at BlueCollarWorkman July 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

Aw, thanks for the mention, dude, I appreicate it. HOpe you had a great 4th!

Evan July 8, 2012 at 6:57 am

Thanks for the mention! I couldn’t believe some of the comments. THey do not reassure me that I am not the crazy one out here LOL

funny July 8, 2012 at 7:42 am

LOL! Everyone’s crazy except thee and me, Evan…and sometimes I wonder about thee. :roll:

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