Happy 5th of July, everyone! I hope you had a nice 4th. We just relaxed at home and ate yummy food (pizza with garlic, olives & feta cheese and Taiwanese style fried chicken, the recipe of which I plan to post here some time soon) and watched the Lost Episodes of the Lucy Show on DVD with our cousin who has never seen the show before. (Mr. Mooney is my favorite.)
It’s been a somewhat hectic and busy month what with 100+ degree weather just about everyday since the beginning of June, car trouble and my messed up sleep schedule. I know my posting has been rather irregular, and I apologize to my regular readers. Our cousins’ 3-month visit is winding to an end – she’ll be leaving on Tuesday July 7th – so we’ll be trying to spend as much time together as possible in the next few days. After that I hope to be able to get back to posting a little more regularly.
That said, the past month has gone quite well for Our Fourpence Worth. Our Money Management Monopoly Game Expansion series has met with pretty good reception in the financial blogosphere, 2 of them having been chosen as Editor’s Picks in recent blog carnivals and quite a few mentions at other blogs. This also means we’ve had to do a lot of test-playing of our expansions, which hasn’t exactly been torturous labor.
I’m also really excited to be slated to host the Festival of Frugality on August 19, 2008 and the Money Hacks Carnival on August 20, 2008. We’ve also received the honor of being included in the Personal Finance category at alltop.com.
OK, now on to our round-up for this month.
First of all, I would like to announce that the PF Bloggers network is starting a monthly group writing project wherein each member of our network will be writing about a pre-selected topic on the 15th of each month. Our first topic will be our personal/family financial history and basically what influenced or inspired us to live frugally and/or aspire to financial freedom.
- No Debt Plan gives us 2 reasons we should care about his toothpaste savings.
- Master Your Card posted some amusing things children said about credit cards.
- Future Millionaire shares her reasons for tipping generously.
- Wide Open Wallet tells us why she likes high gas prices.
- Pinching Copper contemplates whether a Costco or Sam’s Club membership is worth the money.
Elsewhere in the Personal Finance Blogosphere
- Frugal Dad asks Who is Responsible for Your Misery Index? Hint: The answer is under, over and behind your nose.
- The Simple Dollar posted A By-The-Numbers Look at Why Saving Is More Important Than Perfect Investment Choices. This is a relief, because I’ve been worrying that we were missing out on a lot by not having invested already.
- The Digirati Life gives us 7 Ways To Handle Unexpected Expenses and Financial Emergencies.
- While this isn’t strictly a personal finance blog, Zen Habits shares a great guide on succeeding at what you do: 9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) in Your Work.
That’s it for today. Have a good one!