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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: How to brown-bag it in style, great wines at great prices, saving money in Peru, parenting from home, and silly ways to keep your hands off your credit cards.

1. 7 healthy brown bag lunch ideas for adults at work

[Money Crashers] We all know that buying lunch at work adds up – but does it really cost more than $1,200 a year? Sure, if you spend a measly $5 every weekday. Brown-bagging it sounds boring, but here are some clever and tasty ideas.

2. 10 great wines under 10 dollars

[Wise Bread] The problem with advice like this isn’t so much price as taste.  What if I don’t like these inexpensive wines? For instance, No. 1 on this list is a Riesling, which is way too sweet for me. Thankfully, this list has enough variety – reds and whites from California, France, and Argentina – that you’ll find something you like.

3. The Peruvian chicken party

[Budgets Are Sexy] Sometimes it’s interesting to see how frugal people in other countries handle their finances. In this case, it’s the story of Pollada, an intriguing way to handle medical bills.

4. Five things to consider before becoming a stay-at-home parent

[MoneyNing] Everything has an acronym these days, and here’s one I didn’t know: SAHP. That’s stay-at-home parents. And here are some questions you need to ask yourself and your spouse.

5. Want to quit using credit cards? Put them on ice!

[The Digerati Life] Finally, someone confirms that the clever-sounding idea of freezing your credit cards so you don’t use them is…silly. And here are some other crazy ways to get rid of your credit cards.

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