What a week! Today I was highlighted in the Consumerist, one of my favorite personal finance and consumer protection sites, and one of the best sites out there period.
On Monday I started the Slow Carb Diet, not because I need to lose weight, but because I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I’ve also been doing cardio in the mornings. I feel better already.
The Slow Carb Diet essentially allows only three things with each meal: meat, legumes and vegetables. No grains or starches, no dairy, no fruit or fruit juice. Luckily it allows red wine. Needless to say, it’s very limiting, and forces me to think ahead about my meals.
It also allows (basically requires) one cheat day per week where I can eat anything I want in any quantity. This week it will be Super Bowl Sunday! I may still avoid grains, as I am doing an experiment to see what a month without grain feels like.
I was included in the Yakezie Carnival hosted by the Amateur Financier. Thanks for hosting!
Enough about me…on to the recommendations
- Amanda at Frugal Confessions has a discussion on ways to move your spending around to ensure you meet your budget.
- Matt at RamblingFever Money has another part of an ongoing conversation on 15 year vs. 30 year mortgages.
- Over at Meal Plan Rescue, we have a great way to have a gourmet dinner party for 10 for under $40.
- Barb Friedberg Personal Finance has a story on how her landscaper was able to upsell her, and how to be the best negotiator.
- At 101 Centavos, we have a story about companies who fail to seek the advice of their employees, and pay the price.
- Jessica at the Debt Princess has 5 Ways to Make Money Online.
- Personal Finance Journey shows us how to be a better negotiator by being willing to walk away.
- Sustainable Life Blog has a breakdown on the cost of food if you hunt it yourself.
- Daily Money Shot has a list of funny things you can do when you become a mom.
- CoupleMoney has a review of this year’s Turbo Tax software, and a free giveaway
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