Weekly Roundup: Weekend Reading Edition

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These weekly roundups are beginning to resemble carnivals (“The Frugal Dad Carnival” has a nice ring to it) because I am finding so many excellent articles to share with readers.  At some point I may have to split these into a twice-weekly list, but for now consider this a mega reading list for the weekend!

Site News

  • As things settle down I’m trying to diversify my freelance work by picking up a project I’ve had sitting around for a while now.  Fellow parents out there may be interested in TipDad.com, a site where I share posts on a range of parenting/marriage/money subjects from a dad’s perspective.  It’s a work in progress, but it is slowly picking up steam and I’d love to have you along for the ride.
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With that little bit of housekeeping out of the way, let’s get on with the roundup:

Favorites from The Money Writers

Favorites from The Life Skills Network

Favorites From Around the Web

  • Save Time and Money in the Kitchen. Once you get that food home from your efficient grocery store trip, check out these tips to save time and money in the kichen.
  • Qualifying for a Mortgage as a Freelancer.   As more of my income is derived from freelance work, I have my own concerns for qualifying for our next mortgage.
  • What’s an Appropriate Home Food Budget for a Family of Four?  Trent is spending over $700 a month on food.  I first thought that sounded pretty high, but a recent $400 trip to the grocery store (laundry supplies, paper products, etc. included) has me rethinking my own family’s food budget.
  • The Idea of Having.  I’ve been on a kick recently to get rid of as much as possible.  Some things we are planning to sell, but most items we’ll just give away.  I’ve finally reached a point in my life where stuff is just that…stuff.

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