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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Preparing for the worst, saving on produce, making brown rice and websites for traveling.

1. 10 things for your “When I’m Dead” file

[SecondAct] So what does Karin Price Mueller keep in her “When I’m Dead” file? Some obvious things, like a will. And lots of stuff you’d never think was important but truly is to those you leave behind. “No matter your age or your health, you should have a When I’m Dead file. (You can always give it a less dramatic name.) After you die, your loved ones will be grieving and, at some point, someone has to pick up the financial pieces.”

2. 10 ways to save money buying fresh produce

[Money Crashers] With fruit and vegetable prices skyrocketing this month, this is some good and timely advice – from the obvious (check out farmer’s markets) to the counter-intuitive (frozen veggies are sometimes healthier for you than the fresh ones in your grocery store’s produce department).

3. 7 ways to make use of sub-par produce

[Wise Bread] Buying fruit and veggies on the cheap is one thing. But what if you don’t want to throw away produce that’s past its prime? You have options, from dehydrating to breading.

4. 18 ways to make brown rice

[Tipnut] You know it’s good for you. But who really wants to eat brown rice? With easy recipes like Indian lemon brown rice and Afghani fried brown rice, suddenly this stuff seems exotic and exciting.

5. 25 travel websites to use when booking your next vacation

[The Dough Roller] We all use travel websites to score good deals, and we all have our favorites. But I’ve never seen such a complete list of those we all know well (Orbitz, Priceline) and those I never heard of (Trip Mama? Travel Flea Market?). A very handy list.

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