Weekend Roundup for July 7, 2008

by Kevin on July 7, 2008

Well it was an interesting weekend. We relaxed on Friday and did literally nothing. Saturday we had some friends over (and my wife’s father who was passing through; flying out to a mission trip on Sunday). Church on Sunday and then a little bit of exercise. Last night I was up until 3am getting this theme functioning on the blog. It’s still not perfect and if you’re using Internet Explorer so weird stuff may be going on. If you see something weird, let me know.

Otherwise, how do you like the new theme?


  • Our Fourpence Worth points out that booking your flight early may now be detrimental to your travel plans. A great post and something that we’re looking into as we are planning on flying next summer.
  • Living Almost Large talks about a friend that has condo homeowner association fees of $700/month. Excuse me while I spit out my imaginary coffee.
  • Master Your Card looks at what happens to your credit card debt when you die.
  • Wide Open Wallet reminds us that budgets work. Amen.


  • CleverDude is burning out of his MBA program and has decided to slow it down.
  • Lifehacker’s Gina Trapani developed a Firefox add-on called Better Amazon. Makes your Amazon shopping experience that much better (highlights items that are free super saving shipping, auto-enlarges product images, etc.) I’m downloading it now and will test it out. If you’re not using Firefox 3, get with the program.
  • Mighty Bargain Hunter hosted the Carnival of Personal Finance this week.
  • Help My Cash Grow hosted the Carnival of Debt Reduction this week.


Penelope @ Our Fourpence Worth July 8, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Hey Kevin, thanks for the mention!

Livingalmostlarge July 8, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Thanks for the mention as well. But why are you spitting out coffee? I thought it was not out of line for where I live. Typical actually.

But that’s an extra $100k mortgage @ 7%.

Ashley @ Wide Open Wallet July 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Thanks for the mention. I also think $700 a month is a lot for association dues. yikes!

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