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Sunday Money Roundup – Food, Inc. Edition.

If you guys haven’t seen the film Food, Inc. yet, please do yourself and your family a favor and check it out. It will change your behavior and attitude towards food within the first 15 minutes. It has changed me forever. (steps off soapbox) And now, check out some great articles I read this past week:

Frugal Dad talks about Santa’s Workshop: A Kids and Money Lesson Even Adults Could Benefit From

Brip Blap talks about “what my grandparents taught me about money“. Great article.

Frugal For Life reminds us that cheap exercise is right under our noses.

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Money Quote Friday – Unnecessary Possessions Edition.

Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.“ –Peace Pilgrim

It took me until the last few years to understand this, but it finally clicked. Hope you guys all have a fantastic weekend and see you next week!

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21 Crazy Ways To Make Extra Money.

Looking for extra cash either because of the holidays or because of your underemployment? Look no further than these 21 “interesting” ways you can make money part time. After all, we all need a little excitement and diversity in our lives, right? Right?

  • Compost all your kitchen scraps and sell it to gardeners.
  • Become a medical guinea pig.
  • Open up a pooper-scooper company.
  • Sell your sperm.
  • Marry someone for money.
  • Sell your eggs.
  • Sell ad space on your car.
  • Deliver sex toys and props to those in “need” at night.
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Tax Law Changes In Store For 2010.

With only a few weeks left in 2009, now is definitely the time to look ahead to 2010 and what it can mean for your finances. My brother is my accountant, so I leave most of the paperwork to him, but I still need to know what big changes might be coming along from year to year. So in order to help you (and me!) out, I went looking for information on what tax law changes we have in store for 2010, and this is what I found…

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Moving All My Money To A Schwab Brokerage And Checking Account.

OK, not ALL my money…but I am moving my checking, “immediate need” saving, and brokerage accounts over to Charles Schwab. I have written in the past about my displeasure with some aspects of Bank of America and while I have been with them for what seems like forever, it’s time to move on to a bank I can be happy with. I looked into credit unions, which I would have preferred to go with, but I didn’t find anything in my area that I could join that met my needs. So Schwab it is, and so far so good…with the opening of the accounts.

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