My daughter’s birthday is coming up first of the week and my wife has been busy baking a homemade birthday cake, complete with homemade icing and her own version of a Camp Rock cake topper. A couple years ago my wife attended two series of Wilton cake classes hosted by a local Michael’s store where she learned the ins and outs of cake decorating. While I remember griping about it at the time, it turns out the classes were a great investment!
This summer, when my wife injured her ankle and was in a cast, I had to visit a local Publix bakery and order a small sheet cake for my son’s birthday–$27.99! I guess my wife has spoiled me by making the kids birthday cakes for the last couple years, or maybe I had just forgotten how much those things cost! Either way, I’m glad she is up to the task this time around.
Now that you are caught up on the exciting happenings around the Frugal household, I’ll share a few of my favorite articles from the past week.
Millionaire Secrets of the Super Rich: The Big Problems They Keep
Finding Contentment While Others Around You Want More
Why the Recession Will Be Good for Us as a Country
When Your Financial State Improves, Do Your Frugal Standards Change
Make a New Year’s Resolution for SMARTER Goals This Year
Paying For a Missing Item
Have You Checked Out Lending Club
Case Study: Paul and Melanie Want to Buy a House.
“Frugal Coast2Coast“ radio show debuts. I enjoyed listening to Lynnae (Being Frugal) and Jen (Frugal Upstate) discuss frugal topics last week. They even managed to work in a “FrugalDad.com” mention in their first show (thanks guys). The show airs on Mondays at 8:30 EST/5:30 PST.
I’d like to welcome The Secure Student to the list of sponsors here at Frugal Dad. Mike Young, Founder and CEO, and I have traded a few emails over the past couple months. He’s even written a guest post here at Frugal Dad. I’ve enjoyed watching the progress he’s made in building a program that gives “students and parents the wisdom they need to succeed with credit and money.” Definitely a timely mission!