It is estimated at at least 100,000 people have died in Burma from the cyclone that hit there last week. After Katrina and 9-11, the entire world came to our aid, and now it’s our turn to do something for these people who are getting no help from their own oppressive government. If you have a few bucks, consider donating them to the International Burmese Monks Organization, which is opening the doors of all their monasteries to house and feed the homeless, sick and injured. I sent them some money, and I am sure they could use a lot more if you have some to spare. Thanks so much.
From The M-Network:
- Mrs. Micah reminds us to look for the real savings in everyday life.
- Plonkee Money wants you to make choices without being constrained by finances. I agree – you have to be able to find a middle ground that balances out all your needs.
- Moolanomy gives you a test – Are You Frugal or Are You Cheap?
- Single Guy Money has big plans for his economic stimulus check. Mine is going in the bank; where is yours going?
- The Dough Roller has a real life example of turning a mistake into an opportunity.
- Being Frugal says that you must be organized to be frugal. I agree 110% Lynnae; I think it is impossible to be frugal if you don’t know where things are and what you already own! Great stuff…
- Cash Money Life reminds us not to take money out early from our retirement accounts. I know it can be tempting, but don’t give in!
- Gather Little By Little has some good tips for surviving a recession. Me? I am building a bunker full of rice. Kidding. Maybe.
- I’ve Paid For This Twice Already”¦ wants you to Treat Savings as a Debt to Yourself to Encourage Snowflaking Success. ‘Nuff said, great idea!
And From My RSS Reader:
- Frugal Dad says “With any (job) offer there are tangible and intangible benefits to consider, and it is the intangible ones that are usually the most difficult to evaluate. When I’ve gone on interviews in the past I have used the opportunity to learn a bit about the health of the organization by paying close attention to the work environment.” Great stuff here, as usual.
- Five Cent Nickel talks about reducing your debt by using micropayments.
- Money Ning is celebrating his investments going from a Yield of -99.79% to +9.99% This Year So Far!
- No Credit Needed has a conversation about store-branded credit cards. My favorite line of this article? “Cool thing about cash – no approval necessary.”
- My Dollar Plan wants you to plan ahead with 6 steps to secure your financial future.
- Flexo over at Consumerism Commentary talks about the proposed gas tax and asks “Do you think it will do anything for the economy this summer?” I don’t, mainly because none of the candidates are going to be President until next year, not next month – so it would never happen because of what they say they would like to do. It’s political pandering, at best. Remember the kid in high school running for class president who promised Coke machines in every classroom, knowing it would never happen? Me too…kind of sounds familiar.