Apologies for not posting anything of substance yesterday or today, but due to feeling a little under the weather these few days, I thought I would post a summary of recommended reading for those of you who are new to this blog, and a few news items from the personal finance blogosphere.
From Our Fourpence Worth
- Father’s Day
If you’re still looking for a Father’s Day present, many of our ideas from Frugal but Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions could also apply to fathers and father-figures in your life.
- Tax Rebate
If you are truly interested in helping the US economy, check out Don’t Spend that Tax Rebate Just Yet for a few suggestions on how to and how not to spend your tax rebate based on an article by Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money.
- Motivating Children to Practice Music
Take advantage of summer vacation to help your kids get ahead on their music practice and get the most out of your music lesson fees with some advice by Madoline, who majored in music and has had experience in teaching children’s piano lessons.
- Motivating Children to Practice Music: Introduction
- Part 2: Playing the Piano is a Privilege (Not a Chore)
- Part 3: Playing Slower for Faster Results
- Part 4: Divide and Conquer
(If you like the image to the right, which is an original illustration by my sister Madoline, check out our CafePress store Mozartini for gifts and collectibles featuring this image and other artwork by the same hand.)
- Editor’s Picks
We’re starting to get the hang of blogging (which was completely new to us when we started this blog in February), and have produced a few Editor’s Picks in recent blog carnivals:
News from the Personal Finance Blogosphere
- Personal Finance Buzz
Check out PF Buzz for lots of great personal finance articles and vote for your favorite ones — hint hint — my profile.
- Finance Fiesta
Last Thursday (June 5th) saw the first edition of the Finance Fiesta blog carnival hosted at Master Your Card. This week (today), the Fiesta is being hosted at Wide Open Wallet and will be hosted by yours truly next Thursday. If you have a finance or frugality related article, be sure to submit it by Wednesday June 18th 5:00PM EDT to be considered for inclusion in the 3rd Edition of the Finance Fiesta!
- Summer Savings Series
Money Life Network is running a Summer Savings Series over the course of 3 weeks with tips including but not limited to:
- Ways to save on travel
- Frugal activities for the kids
- Ways to save on your auto expenses
- Ways to save on groceries
- How to get motivated to save
Be sure to also check out my last article Frugal, Fun and Productive Summer Activities for some ideas for keeping cool, busy and fit this summer.
I promise to return soon with more scintillating material. Thanks for reading!