Sunday Money Roundup – Axe And Saw Edition.

So, this week I actually went to the store and bought a new handsaw and a new axe. Mind you, while I have always used a handsaw I have never used an axe. But when you are in charge of getting and cutting your own firewood, you need to learn quickly. I got my permit to collect down and dead wood in the National Forest, and will be doing some of it this weekend. Wish me luck, and let’s hope the axe splits the wood and not me! On to the roundup….

Money Ning takes a look at his own spending habits and decides they work for him. Do yours work for you?

Cash Money Life wants you to beware of flood-damaged cars when buying a used car. Also, I can tell you from personal experience that a clean Carfax report does not necessarily prove anything, so be careful when using that as a determining factor in buying a car.

Remodeling This Life talks about when she downsized her life. Very inspirational, and if you are looking to do the same, you should definitely read this series of posts.

Credit Withdrawal talks about how hard times are causing the theft of metals to soar. These are interesting times, that’s for sure.

Five Cent Nickel has Five Tips for Reducing Your Debt. In these times, getting out of debt should be one of your top priorities.

My Dollar Plan has 15 “must-do” fall finance tips. My favorite? #9 – Enjoy frugal activities for fall. Leaf peeping, apple orchards, and pumpkin farms are fun, frugal, fall activities for the family.

The Wisdom Journal talks about some smart money moves you might want to think about making in this bad economy. Great tips, Ron!

Frugal Dad asks “What is your definition of rich?” Mine is having a roof over my head, food to eat, clothes on my back, and being healthy.

Tough Money Love is taking a look at long-term care insurance. Wish my mom had gotten this when she was healthy and younger!

Clever Dude talks about whether we should abolish marriage as we know it because of changing times. I know, touchy subject. But I do think anyone and everyone should be able to love/marry/divorce/etc. however and whoever they want to.

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  1. Thanks so much for the mention, David!

    Happy chopping!

  2. David – I’m encouraged to see that there are still real men in this world who chop their own wood. Thanks for mentioning my post on LTC.

  3. Patrick says:

    I haven’t used an axe for years… The trick is to let the weight of the axe head do the work, and keep your feet clear! Thanks for the mention. 🙂

  4. Haha! I second that on keeping your feet clear! I remember a saying by Abe Lincoln: “If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend 6 hours sharpening my axe.”

    Be careful and happy wood hunting!

  5. Frugal Dad says:

    Thanks for including me in the roundup! We picked up an outdoor fireplace from Craigslist and I’ve got some wood-collecting to do myself here in a few days. We plan to have a frugal fun night “campfire” edition over the weekend.

  6. Thanks for including me in the list.

    Hey, I thought you were the ‘green’ one?!?? Where’s the electric chainsaw/solar cells combination?

  7. David says:

    Not much greener than hand tools!