Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: Get poor quick, Veteran’s Day discounts, barking up the wrong tree, receptive receptions, and how one Canadian spends her cash.


1. Get into debt now, before time runs out

[One Cent at a Time] It took me a moment to realize this is reverse psychology. After all, there are so many personal-finance blogs out there giving really bad advice. But this is funny and educational at the same time – especially “Screw the budget” and “Play the lotto regularly.”

2. 2011 Veteran’s Day free meals and discounts

[Military Wallet] Some people deserve deals more than others. Sound biased? Well, when it comes to military veterans, I think they deserve a discount more than I do. That’s why this list is so cool: More than 20 chain restaurants (Denny’s to Subway) and other big businesses (Lowe’s, Amazon) are offering discounts next Friday for Veteran’s Day. If you know some vets, point them here.

3. Tree removal, DIY-style

[Moneycrush] It amazes me how many ways do-it-yourselfers can save money. I consider myself handy around the house, but I don’t think I’d tackle these nine steps to removing a tree and its stump. Still, it’s a fascinating way to save hundreds or even thousands, and I’m glad the info is out there for those who want it.

4. Frugal receptioning: A how-to!

[The Millionaire Nurse Blog] I’m not a nurse (although my girlfriend is) and I don’t know any millionaire nurses. And this particular post has nothing to do with nurses – but it’s a solid beginner’s list of what you need to save money when hosting a reception for a boss or bigwig.

5. Spending recap: Oct. 24-30, 2011

[Give Me Back My Five Bucks] I’m in my 50s living in Florida. So why should I care about the spending habits of a 20-something woman in Canada? Well, this one lists everything she buys and earns in a week, and it’s strangely appealing.

Stacy Johnson

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Comments

  • Thanks for the mention Stacy. I’m glad I don’t fall in to categories of blogs giving bad advice..

  • I appreciate the support.  Yes there are millionaire nurses, just as there are millionaire teachers.  But they look just like you and me-you won’t see them buying lottery tickets or BMWs.

  • Thanks for sharing the Veterans Day discounts with your readers, Stacy!

  • Thanks for including my article on taking out our pine tree :)