Weekly Roundup: State Park Wi-Fi Edition

state park internet

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USAToday.com ran a story yesterday about more and more campgrounds and state parks offering Wi-Fi internet access. Am I the only one who thinks this is overkill? It is bad enough we can’t go anywhere in the United States without someone texting, iPhoning, Blackberrying, emailing, or Bluetoothing someone back at the office. Now we can’t even unplug and decompress at a state park. I guess travel enthusiasts will see this as a convenience perk, but I see it as yet another way work is creeping into our home and leisure lives. Folks, leave work at work and enjoy time with your loved ones. When you are on your deathbed you won’t look back and think, “I’m so proud I got that proposal out in 2007 under such a tight deadline.” You will reflect on the thing that should be number one in your life now – your family (climbing down from my soapbox). Let’s get on with the roundup, shall we?

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My Favorite Articles

Two from Digerati Life this time – they were just too good not to include both! How to Make Ten Ordinary Things Last Longer / Get Hired, Get a Raise and Get Paid More by Improving Your Appearance.

Gather Little by Little shares 10 Things Not to Do in an Interview. Some good tips to remember for your next job search.

30 Money Saving Tips offers some incredible money-saving ideas.

Trent followed up on one of his most popular posts with a great visual on how to make your own laundry detergent.

Ron shares some great tips on reducing your gasoline costs. No more “jack-rabbit” starts for me!

Do you deserve a break today? Probably not, according to Being Frugal. I tend to agree. So many people spend way beyond their means because, “they work hard and they deserve it.”

Ana weighs in on paid blog posts for payday loans. These types of posts crop up every now and then across the personal finance blogosphere, and I agree with Ana – there is a reason they are “often called legalized loan sharking.”

My Two Dollars ran down how to replace a missing savings bond. This is one of those things that we hear about all the time, but I’ve yet to find some good instructions on how to actually do it – until this article.

Congratulations to Paid Twice (and Kansas) for taking home a national championship at Free Money Finance’s March Madness contest.

And finally…the most popular article at Frugal Dad during the week was my post about buying a new car to save on gas mileage.

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