My Open Wallet shares an interesting graph showing how the percentages we spend on various things has changed over the years (VERY American-centric. By that, I’m pointing the finger at healthcare.)
Her Every Cent Counts blogs about clashing fiscal values in a young relationship, something a lot of us will have experienced at one point or another.
Blonde and Balanced explains why she always pays back her friends promptly. I don’t think I’ve ever borrowed money from anyone in my life, but I have been on the other end. I hate it!
Homeowner Little House on the Southern Prairie offers her take on ye olde renting vs buying debate.
Lastly….have you got a debt story to tell? Ashley is calling on readers to share their tales.
Deadlines. Love em or hate em, most of us have to deal with them at some point. Riverboxx compiles a list of the nine worst deadline personalities – hopefully you’re not one of them!
At Stratejoy, Alisha ignores her gut to take on a project, to her detriment, and realises money is not everything.
This was too easy. SassyGirl is in Singapore and posted this delightful medley of food pictures, among other things. I am of the opinion that Malaysian and Singaporean food is THE BEST in the entire world, so click through!
Melissa makes a pact to give up sugar, for health reasons. (Does that include home baking made from scratch?)
And at Stone Soup, a recipe for the ultimate comfort food.
We all have a story to tell. Usually, when you’re thrust into new situations and meeting new people, you have to boil it down. So you condense your entire essence into a few lines – “I’m from/I do/I live” – but as Chelsea asks, are you happy with your elevator pitch?
With age comes change. Physical change. The Asian Pear asks what parts of your body you miss. (Answer: my pre-eczema skin, my knees – not that they’ve ever been all that great, I think they’ve always creaked – and my prepubescent vision.)
Dana gives props to the single ladies (and men) out there. Which reminded me of that Boston Legal episode where they try to introduce a “love contract”, and Brad – the rather hot conservative, ex-military lawyer goes on a diatribe about how lonely he is and how it’s impossible to meet anyone working 60-hour weeks…
Amanda wonders if living life without a set plan results in less stress…or perhaps less satisfaction?
Aaaaand to wrap it up: Jenny at Dinner: A Love Story draws up an agreement with her husband. That’s all I’m telling you here, but I promise, it’s worth it.