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A Love and Marriage Roundup

A great week with many excellent posts from my fellow bloggers to share with you.

Nicole at Rainy-Day Saver talks about Marriage and Managing Finances. She discusses the different styles people have when it comes to handling the houshold finances and ask her readers to share their own experience. Yes, Nicole, I promise to show you my drywall talent, once it’s up. Still boxing out pipes and running the final wires. Today’s post title is taken, sort of, from this post.

My Tax Crush, Kay Bell broke the news that the House passes tax extenders. It was the very end of May and they were still figuring this out? Thanks, Kay, for breaking that news.

On Women’s Personal Finance.net I read 46 Things I Wish My Mom Taught Me About Money, a nice compilation of advice in different areas of personal finance. Topics included The Very Basics, Buying a House, Credit & Debt, Education, General Spending, Health, and more. Each of these topics had some great bits of advice. A lot of pressure on good ol’ mom, I’d say.

Channeling Dr Thomas Stanley a bit, my friend and fellow Money Mavens Network member Len Penzo told us about the 19 Things Your Suburban Millionaire Neighbor Won’t Tell You. Those millionaire neighbors are not who you think, and they don’t live the way you’d imagine. Len does an excellent job introducing us to them.

Financial Samurai explains the Emergency Fund Fallacy. His goal is to make all of his money work hard, and not segregate funds for so-called emergencies. For what it’s worth I’m on Sam’s side of this discussion.

Kevin at Out Of Your Rut shares 15 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill to the Bone. As you must know by now, I’m a sucker for a good list, and this is right up there. My favorite one here? 11. The biggest “tightwad” in the house should do the shopping. Amen. Sorry, Jane, I can buy half of what’s in your cart  for a fraction of what you paid, less than half in most cases. No, that tiny jar of sliced pickles is not worth $2.49. I can get a jar 8 times the size (A gallon instead of a pint) for $3.69. Yes, it fits in our fridge. Yes, I’ll even slice them for you.

Last, Mark Riddix at Money Crashers told us about 3 Overlooked Mistakes That People Make With 401k Plans. Mark is conservative in his approach, and in these times, that’s ok by me. So check out how to avoid 3 of the mistakes he’s seen others make.


  • RainyDaySaver June 6, 2010, 7:12 am

    I’ll be putting up the last of our drywall today or tomorrow — I hope you have far fewer cuts/joints than we do. The next room will be left to professionals, as the framing in this house is a nightmare. Next to nothing was square or 16-on-center, which led us to do some interesting things with nailers! Can’t wait to see your finished product.

    Thanks for the mention!

  • JOE June 6, 2010, 7:18 am

    I can’t wait either. The clock is ticking and I’ve fallen a bit behind.

  • Financial Samurai June 6, 2010, 9:40 am

    Thanks for the wrap up Joe! I have a feeling we think a lot a like in many things.

    Best, Sam

  • Kevin@OutOfYourRut June 6, 2010, 11:07 am

    15 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill to the Bone came from years of trial by fire!

    Thanks for the include!

  • JOE June 6, 2010, 11:12 am

    Thanks for the visit and sharing your experience, it helps us all.

  • JOE June 6, 2010, 11:12 am

    Most welcome, thanks for the inspiration.

  • Abigail June 8, 2010, 2:44 pm

    Money management is definitely a hot topic among married couples today. Great links! Both practical and entertaining.

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