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A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the Web. This week: Make ends meet without kidding around, the stupidest beverage ever, making broccoli sexy, making life insurance bearable, and an infuriating Allstate story.

1. 20 kids and counting: How to have a large and frugal family

[Free From Broke] The subtitle of this website is “A Personal Finance Blog for Regular Folks.” Well, regular folks don’t have 20 children – none by adoption. But this profile of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar is fascinating and actually helpful to those of us who are less fertile. After all, if this family can make ends meet, so can the rest of us.

2. Thank God someone invented beer for dogs

[Bitterwallet] At first I thought this was a joke. As a dog owner, I certainly didn’t think the way this post began was funny: “There’s nothing funnier than a drunk animal.” But then I learned this is indeed a real product – an a nonalcoholic one. Can’t begin to fathom who’d spend time and money on a product like this.

3. 25 cheap and tasty frozen broccoli recipes

[WiseBread] The first thought that crossed my mind when I read this headline: There are expensive broccoli recipes? I’m not a huge broccoli fan, but I could sure go for some “sexy stuffed-bread appetizer” and “latke love.”

4. Exploring why you need life insurance and how much you need

[Free Money Finance] Few topics are both as boring and as important at the same time. Here’s a relatively short overview of the key points you need to know. Then you can move onto reading about dog beer.

5. Allstate denied man’s insurance claim because he went to the hospital 5 hours too early

[The Consumerist] Once or twice a week, the Consumer Union blog is good for some outrage. Like this infuriating tale that cost one man $10,000 on the silliest of technicalities.

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