Weekly Roundup: Who Turned Up the Heat Edition

brightsun06072008.jpgStill a few days away from the first day of summer, but here in the south summer has arrived!  Today the temperature is supposed to reach 100 degrees, and it feels much hotter with humidity.  I’m always amused when people say, “I can’t wait for summer!”  I usually say, “I can’t wait for summer to be over!”  I’m more of a fall/winter kind of guy.  I like cool weather, rainy days and the occasional snow.  I guess I should have been born in the Pacific northwest.  Well, enough griping about the heat…on with the roundup.

Weekly Roundup

Planning for the Long Haul.  I am always inspired by forward-thinking financial plans, especially ones like this one from the Simple Dollar.  It was a great reminder that my wife and I should sit down and update our own plans.

10 Financial Tips for New Grads.  Excellent tips, and very timely considering the number of new grads out there (@My Dollar Plan).

A Month of Menus.  I am always up for some good homemade recipes (even if I’m not a great cook). In fact, I plan on trying all of the ones listed.  (@Being Frugal)

Vacation Savings Account.  Nothing beats a debt-free vacation, and a great way to set that up is to start saving early.  We recently created a subaccount at ING for this very purpose.  (@Single Guy Money)

A few other favorites from the past week:

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  1. The heats taken a holiday this year. It’s only know beginning to get warm enough to wear shorts. Not that I’m complaining much, usually this time of year it’s well over a 100 degrees. Meanwhile up in Northern Europe people have been on the beach for quite a while while we’ve been freezing.

  2. Hey FD,

    Thanks for the mention. 🙂

    I’m up in Cincinnati this week and they’ve had some pretty warm weather by their standards. Low 90’s with humidity in the 80% range. I just tell them that in the south, this is Christmas weather!

  3. I’m visiting family down in Houston, and it’s HOT and HUMID! Which is a great excuse to go out and buy a few water guns! 😉

    Thanks for the mention. 🙂