Sunday Money Roundup – Breathing Clean Air Edition.

Well, we have been here in New Mexico now for 6 days and I think I am finally used to the 7,000 foot altitude. When you first get here you feel incredibly lightheaded and out of breath, but I feel normal now and I am enjoying the clean mountain air. It’s been 82 degrees every day with a 15 minute thunderstorm rolling over the mountain each afternoon – things are real good. Although, I could really use my furniture to sit and sleep on! Here are 10 articles that caught my eye this week while sitting in my camping chair in my new living room…

Patrick over at Cash Money Life has a great post about food stamps and the economy. Go check out his thoughts on the state of the system.

Paid Twice is investigating long-term disability insurance. If you are thinking of doing the same, you should read this article!

Five Cent Nickel has even more ways to save money on gas.

Single Guy Money talks about some new incentives to use your Chase card. Are you a Chase credit-card carrier?

Money Ning wants us to move on from our mistakes. Great advice here, because if you dwell on them you will never get things right.

Plonkee Money is in the UK…and thus used the U.S. Independence Day as a “getting rid of things day“. I love those kind of days!

Frugal Dad has some advice for those of you battling credit card debt. When the minimum payments aren’t making a dent, you should read this article.

And for those of you still battling that debt, No Credit Needed has 5 inexpensive ways to reduce your debt.

Dawn over at Frugal For Life is unloading a lot of her stuff in order to simplify, and is having some troubles with deciding on the value of things. As she says, “I may come to realize that any money is better than no money”, and I have to agree. We gave away a ton for free or mere pennies when we were packing to move.

One Caveman’s Financial Journey asks an important question – Do you want soda, or do you want debt freedom? It’s tough to give up, but it tastes better when you don’t have it that often!

I also wanted to take a second to thank those writers who provided guest posts last week while we were moving and getting set up: Heather Johnson, Pamela Grundy, and Rich Leverage. Thanks guys!

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  1. Patrick says:

    Glad to hear you made it safely! Hopefully your furniture will arrive soon. I’ve moved a few times and done without, and I know how quickly that gets tiring!

    Thanks for the mention. I think the comments on the article of mine you linked to stand on their own. There are some very interesting observations.

  2. Mare says:

    I love reading your blog, it really gives me inspiration to get my debt paid. I’m adding your link if you don’t mind 🙂

  3. I envy your new home! I bet the air there is wonderful. Thanks for highlighting my article.

  4. Frugal Dad says:

    N.M. sounds awesome! I was lightheaded and out of breath in Denver at 5,000 feet…LOL! Us flat-landers just don’t pull hills too well. I imagine you’ll be pleased when the furniture is in place. Living a minimalist lifestyle is only fun for a while.

  5. Frugal Dad says:

    And thanks for the mention!

  6. Glad to hear that you’ve arrived safe and sound.

  7. David says:

    The air is so clean I cannot smell it or see it (like we did in LA!).

    Not so sure I can go up hills yet, but I am finally comfortable walking down the street Frugal Dad!

    And thanks Nickel, appreciate it…