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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: Costco will knock $600,000 off a diamond ring, green ideas for Easter celebrations, how to drive a food truck, an inspirational story about debt, and how to avoid "frugal fatigue."

1. Costco selling $1 million diamond ring

[The Consumerist] Yes, you read that right. Costco is selling a 6.77-carat diamond ring for a cool million. But it’s actually a bargain – it’s been valued at $1.6 million.

2. 5 affordable, eco-friendly Easter ideas

[Wise Bread] Going green on Easter doesn’t mean shelling out extra for organic eggs. It means using natural dyes and paper grass, plus some other good ideas that never occurred to me.

3. 10-step plan for how to start a mobile food truck business

[Money Crashers] Sometimes a story is fascinating even if it’ll never, ever apply to you. I’ll never run a mobile food truck, but I was surprised to find myself interested in the details on how to do it.

4. How we paid off $237,428.13 in debt in 5 years

[The Dough Roller] Some stories are more inspirational than instructional. While the advice here is basic, the simple fact that this guy paid off all this debt – and in five years – is worth a read.

5. How to avoid frugal fatigue

[Bargaineering] Amen to this: “It can become wearing to always be watching costs and pinching pennies.” Here are some ways to save without spending your sanity.

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