Friday Favorites – October 20, 2017

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks.  We were supposed to go camping last weekend but didn’t.  It poured buckets all day Saturday.  That would have been our final trip of the year.  Oh, well.  In addition, kids activities have kicked into high gear.  My son is doing Cub Scouts for the second year in a row.  I’m excited (and a little nervous) as I agreed to be his den leader.  That means I’ll be coordinating activities for the ‘Bears’ (a.k.a.) third graders.  Definitely exciting!

Favorite Posts

Here are some posts I’ve enjoyed over the last two weeks:

image from Morguefile courtesy of jppi

I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did.  Have a great weekend!

Friday Favorites – October 6, 2017 Roundup

Remember how a couple of weeks ago I talked about the leaves changing early? Well, apparently we’re done with that.  We had a long stretch of days in the 80’s and 90’s.  I guess that slowed things down, so now we’re on track.

Aw, Nuts!

Now all we have to deal with is walnuts.  Lots of them.  We have several mature walnut trees and this is a bumper crop, apparently.  I’ve noticed that the number of nuts varies by year.  This is probably the most I’ve ever seen.  So much that I’ve had fantasies of chopping them all down.  Just dreams!  So far I’ve not gotten bonked in the head, though I’ve probably just jinxed myself.

At least the squirrels are happy burying them all over the back yard.  Hey, it’s free lawn aeration, right?

Here are some favorite reads over the last couple of weeks.

Have a great weekend.  And, if you’re near any walnut trees, keep an eye in the sky!

Friday Favorites – September 22, 2017

Today is the first day of fall but you would never know it.  We are getting the summer that some say we never had.  It is HOT!  Temperatures are at or near 90 degrees!  And it will be like this through the first part of next week.

We are taking advantage of the time and going for a quick camping weekend.  And, we’re going to the beach!  Tomorrow

will be the hottest beach day we’ve had all season in all of our trips.

Crazy!

Here are some recent posts around the personal finance blog world that I love.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Happy reading.

Random Roundup – September 15, 2017

Happy Friday.  We’re getting some summer like weather here in Michigan.  It’s been a pretty chilly few weeks, with below average temps for much of the last month.  We’ll be enjoying the warm temps though we already have some fall colors and leaves dropping.

Great Personal Finance Posts

I love reading other personal finance blogs.  They inspire me and teach me.  It seems lately there have been a bundle of good posts.  Here are a few recent favorites.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

I hope you enjoy these posts.  Have a great weekend!

Are You Reading Money Beagle Via RSS?

Brief interruption on normal stuff.  If you are reading Money Beagle through an RSS feed (I’m not the only person that does that, right?), first, thank you for reasding!  Second, please update your feed settings.  The correct feed should be https://www.moneybeagle.com/feed

Currently, that will redirect to my FeedBurner feed, but I’m going to remove in the next couple of days as it’s been giving me problems since my host provider migrated servers a couple of months ago.  Since Google stopped updating FeedBurner about 5 years ago, it’s probably a long overdue move.

Now back to your regular scheduled blogging.

Saturday Sprinkle #5: Thanksgiving Is Near

Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve done a roundup and random post.  Here are a few things going on and some posts published over the past couple of weeks that I enjoyed.  Here is the (I’m sure) long awaited Saturday Sprinkle #5:

  • Cub Scout Camping – My son wanted to do scouts and this weekend is the annual camping trip.  With all of our camping trips, I’m sure he’ll be an old pro!
  • Planning For Summer Already? – Debt Roundup reminds us that it’s not too early to plan for the fun and frolic that next summer will bring.  As the days grow shorter and shorter, thinking of next summer helps!
  • High Efficiency Backlash – We’ve been told over and over again how great the newer appliances are for energy and everything else, but not all is well all of the time.  Funny About Money finally had enough.  Might we start reversing the trend?
  • Thanksgiving Already??? – It is really hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away.  I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that the fall has been really warm here, and hasn’t felt like fall.  Are you ready for Turkey Day?
  • Great Home Fashion At A Great Price – You can make your home look fashionable, but often this comes at a cost.  Blonde and Balanced gives some tips for making your home look great without breaking the bank.

Happy Saturday.  What are your plans for the weekend?