Feeling a little under the weather today, having overdone with two or three 18-hour days in a row. The brain gone completely numb, I decided to cruise a few of the four score sites belonging to members of the Yakezie Challenge, in search of ideas and entertainment.
Here’s some low-hanging fruit you may enjoy:
Len Penzo got up to conducting a highly unscientific study of store-brand vs. name-brand grocery-store products. Very entertaining, and the results are not necessarily what you’d expect.
Bucksome Boomer inherited a headache with her new Verizon telephone number and wonders if you have had a similar problem, and if so, whether you have any suggestions for how to handle it.
Speaking of Verizon, another Tale from the Customer Service Crypt is bubbling up at CJ Bowker’s Life of an Insurance Salesman.
The Girl with the Red Balloon is searching for health insurance—quite a dizzying conundrum!
Little House in the Valley contemplates the possibility of building an eco-friendly kit home. Hm. I wonder if the beach comes with the Eco-Cottage.
In a nice think piece, Frugal Zeitgeist argues that minimalism is a form of activism.
At Out of Debt Again, Mrs. Accountability was surprised to learn that, contrary to what she had been told, January estimated tax payments count toward the prior year.
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff and her readers discover that the free renovations delivered by Extreme Makeover can drive the residents to bankruptcy.
Hmmm… Wonder what’s going on with my friends in the non-Yakezie universe?
Over at MSN Smart Spending, Karen Datko has busted free from the chains of pay TV. Along the way, she throws off a whole lot of information sparks…lots of ideas and facts here.
At The Digerati Life, SVB contemplates ways to get out of an upside-down car loan.
Revanche suggests that you should keep your résumé up to date at all times, explaining why at A Gai Shan Life.
At Room Farm, Chance has thrown off the cancer. She and her partner are about to embark for a trek through Nepal, and so she’s planning to take down her wonderful blog. She does hold out some hope, though, that she may come back with a new site.
Simply Forties holds forth on sparkling wines, explaining how they’re made, what to look for, and what to serve them with.
Frugal Scholar started ruminating about home-made yogurt yesterday; today she picks up the conversation with a mellow and humorous post on how making bread and yogurt can save you money.
So there you go. I’ve accomplished almost nothing today, but fortunately others have been busy. 🙂