We experienced some “weather” in Southern California this week. It rained. It was sort of a big deal. Sure, a few raindrops might not cause panic where you live or be the top news story, but here, in LA, it’s big news. And it was cold. In the 60’s, I think. But I’m not complaining. Yet.
Before you think I’m strange—I’m not the only who thinks rain is big news.
— Budget & the Beach (@Beachbudget) October 9, 2013
We needed the rain and it’s definitely a sign that winter is just around the corner.
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A Few Good Reads
Grab a cup of coffee or beverage of your choice and enjoy my top picks from this past week.
Matt over at Mom and Dad Money had a great series on Buying a Vehicle that concluded this week. He covers all the bases from deciding what vehicle you want to negotiating for the best price—via email! If you are in the market for a new vehicle in the near future, be sure to read Matt’s series first.
Hayley at Disease Called Debt recommended Don’t Wait to Pay Off Your Debt. She debunks two common assumptions that many people in debt use as a reason (or excuse) to wait to pay off debt. I’ll give you a hint—both are rarely true.
Mr. CBB from Canadian Budget Binder shared some great Grocery Store Activities for Kids as part of his weekly grocery game challenge. It isn’t always convenient to take kids shopping, but grocery stores offer plenty of teaching opportunities that we should use to our advantage.
Jen, aka The Happy Homeowner, shared How a Trip Around the World Changed My Views on Life and Money. This is a fantastic read and a good reminder that your happiness is only dependent on the amount of money you have if you choose it to be that way.
And finally, big congratulations to my good friend, Cat, at Budget Blonde, who shared some great news with us in My Life Altering Two for One Deal. Cat, you are about to embark on an exciting new journey and it will be the best “job” you have ever had.
And that’s a wrap for this week, everyone. Enjoy your weekend!
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