Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #5

Where does the time go? Another week has flown by. It’s beginning to feel like fall with the cooler mornings and evenings that Colorado does so well. I’m kind of excited about today. Daughter and I are going to pick apples and peaches at the Colorado State University orchard near our area. It’s really cheap and nice to show her where food comes from.  For her kindergarten homework, she brings home a letter every day and we have to find five things that start with that letter. On the day for the letter T, I was trying to get her to say tree.

Me: “Apples come from a ………”

Daughter: “Store!”

Maybe it’s time to get back to nature. I’m also glad to report that our tomato plant has a semi-ripening tomato. My first one ever! I can get them to grow, but they never ripen. I can’ t wait to eat it.

Eyes on the Dollar certainly had lots of love this week thanks to all you wondeful readers. I really appreciate everyone who stops by and leaves a comment or shares a post. This week thanks to these blogs for mentions.

Mr. CBB’s Weekly Blog Post Picks September 14, 2012-Canadian Budget Binder.

Lifestyle Carnival 19th Edition-Free Ticket to Japan

Weekly Roundup 9-9-12-Rule Your Wallet Blog

Beginning of September 2012 Favorite Posts-Modest Money

Quick Hits and Weekend Reading-Young Adult Money

Friday’s Circle of Friends-September 14-Tackling Our Debt

And I Just Couldn’t Take My Eyes Off These Posts

Rapper, Slim Thug, Writes Personal Finance Book- by Elle P at Tightway Tales. While I can’t say I’m a fan of Thug’s music, I like his advice.  Suze Orman, ghetto style!

How We Bought a $50K Duplex-Part 1-At Planting our Pennies. You have to read the whole series or you might miss one-eared Billy.

Good-Bye to Cigarettes and Hello Life!-Mr. CBB’s guest post on Finance Fox. Love it when two of my faves are on the same site. Congrats to Mr. CBB for choosing life.

How I Got 50,000+ Twitter Followers- at Young Adult Money. I was feeling pretty stoked about having almost 80 followers until DC had to go and set the bar so high. That’s actually amazing.

Avoiding Sex With Strangers and Other Poor Money Decisions- Other Guy from The Free Financial Advisor has some great tips and the best title of the week.

Social Security Spousal Benefits-Hook Me Up Elderly Sugar Momma!-at My Money Design. My second favorite title of the week.

Teachers on Strike-Should They Get Paid More- Since I married one, I think they should make 6 figures, but see what TB at Blue Collar Workman has to say.

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early Without Refinancing-6 Easy Strategies-Jason at Frugal Habits tells us how to take down a mortgage.

My Dance with Credit Card Debt (And How I Got Out of It)- John from Frugal Rules kicks some credit debt butt.

Five Best Countries to Minimize Tax-Modest Money. I know Jeremy doesn’t need anymore links, but you gotta start planning your escape at some point. Might as well pay less taxes.

When Appropiate Behavior Yields to Stinginess-Femme Frugality shows us that wrapping  a 3 yo boy’s birthday present in a lingerie bag is maybe going a bit too far.

On Fitness and Life- I would race Savvy Scot if he didn’t live across an ocean.

There you have it. Hope everyone can get outside and enjoy the weekend.

Have you ever picked fruit or did you think it was produced at the store?





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Sydney White is a Texas-born stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her family, bargain hunting and, of course, writing. She is currently the editor-in-chief of


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