A large chunk of this week is appraising. Lots of appraising. A big batch of cold, plus a snowstorm, are moving in...maybe I can finish up even while trudging through the snow.
For some reason, a lot of the things I noticed this week were about 'feelings.' Take a look:
Remodeling and your folks -- do you get a say in how they spend money fixing up your childhood home? (From Her Every Cent Counts)
How to tell if someone is lying. (From Wisebread)
How to say no without wrecking your relationship. (From my old TF buddy, Money Saving Mom. She's also got an interesting post on:
The best price-checking websites.
A new spot for finding good travel bargains on hotels.
11 style tips for the girl on a shoestring budget. (From WhoWhatWear.com)
The only banana bread recipe you'll ever need. (So says Betty Crocker. But then they give you a bunch more to choose from! Go figure.)
Betty Crocker's Ten Coffee Cakes That Always Impress: also helpful.
The story of Linda Taylor, Reagan's 'welfare queen.' In spite of stories you may have heard on the Internet, yes, she was a real person. And not a very nice one, either.
Sobering facts about marijuana. Yes, I live in Colorado, where small amounts of pot are 'legal.' Does everyone who lives here think this is a wonderful idea? Not by a long shot.
A 15-minute shrimp and chicken stir-fry. I'm drooling, already. (From Simple Island Living)
All sorts of good stuff, from Donna Freedman. Including freebies (LOTS of them), gardening, whether Grandma should get a credit card...and the Fordy. (I'll leave that to you to find out.)
An interview with a bazillionaire, courtesy of The Simple Dollar. Some of his advice: don't diversify (yet he does), make a budget, and pay off high-interest debt. (Surprised? Sounds pretty typical.)
Another interview...this one with Napoleon Dynamite! If you've seen this quirky movie, you'll find this interesting:
Napoleon would approve of this one --
Cheesesteak Casserole. Oh boy. (From Who Needs A Cape)
And in keeping with the warm and fuzzy tone of this edition --
Fun stuff about the Vikings. Including the 'blood-eagle' torture (eww), being thrown into a pit of poisonous vipers, and other things our ancestors enjoyed doing.(They were farmers, too.) Oh, and by the way, they didn't all wear the horned headdresses, either.
Have a great week.