Ah, Friday...but with the promise of more work ahead. Only a few days until we leave for New York City, and I need to make the minutes count.
One blogger you need to add to your list: Donna Freedman, the frugalista of the MSN Money network. Donna graduated recently from college, after a middle-class life and divorce. She survived on an income that most people would have dismissed as impossible -- no more than $12,000 a year, if that. Yet she did it, so far as I know, without student aid, and without the "I deserve being treated special" attitude so prevalent right now for people going through hard times.
She comes from frugal stock, which helps. But she has some great ideas of her own, including a thorough acquaintance with beans, and a nagging thought in the back of her mind that she may end up a bag lady someday. (I can relate to both.)
I've learned a lot from this gutsy lady; you will, too. Her new blog is Surviving and Thriving -- visit it soon.