A look at five interesting personal finance posts from other bloggers around the web. This week: working with the dead, drinking basil, frugal foods that taste good, things you shouldn't tell your kids, and retiring to places you probably never thought about.
[Saving Advice] Talk about morbid curiosity. I couldn’t help but click on this description of jobs ranging from embalmer to cemetery landscaper. The best job? I’d consider a career as a “headstone artist.”
[Tip Hero] The first thing I thought when I saw this headline: There were six other creative uses for basil? Turns out the herb can be added to sandwiches, drinks, and even infuser oil. Who knew?
[Wise Bread] I already know how to grind my own coffee and make my own salad dressing, but I didn’t know how to bake my own tortilla chips and mix my own granola. Now I do.
[MoneyNing] Just like some children’s movies are entertaining to adults, some money advice for children is suitable for adults. My favorite outdated advice: “Always pay with cash.” (Have you seen the rewards available on our credit card page?)
[Consumer Affairs] I live in South Florida – also known as God’s Waiting Room – so I was surprised when my area didn’t even make the list. Among the surprises: Cheyenne, Wyo., and Midland, Texas.