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100 Things to Do During a Money Free Weekend (@ the simple dollar) We’re all trying to stretch our money further these days. Trent at The Simple Dollar came up with the idea of having “money free weekends.” Basically, you pick one or two weekends a month where you spend absolutely no money. In this article, he gives 100 suggestions of things you can do during a money free weekend.
High Five Nation (@NYT). This is one of the best things I’ve read in awhile. Columinst David Brooks talks about the humility of the World War II generation and how that culture of humility has ebbed away.
Stache Bash.Do you live in the St. Louis area? Do you have a mustache or wish you did? Do you listen to John Oates on your ipod 25 times a day? Then you better makes plans to attend the Stache Bash put on by the American Mustache Institute, the institute that makes all other institutes look like gatherings of sissy schoolgirls.
30 Days to a Better Parent. Over at the Dad of Divas blog, they’re running a 30 Days to a Better Parent series. They’re a week into a the project, but I think it would be easy to catch up. If you’re a dad, I highly recommend taking part.
Tyler Durden’s Guide To Personal Finance (@ man vs. debt) I love the movie Fight Club, so I was happy to see Man vs. Debt extrapolate personal finances lessons from the film. Remember, you are not your khakis.
Car Manuals for Old Cars | The Old Car Manual Project Do you have an old car you’re working or or restoring, but are missing the owner’s manual for it? Check out the Old Car Manual Project. They scan and catalog owner’s manuals for cars going all the way back to the 1920s. Even if you don’t own an old car, it’s fun to check out this interesting piece of history.
A Nation of Wimps (@ psychology today) A great article on how we’re sanitizing childhood and raising less resilient kids. We wrote about not coddling your kids a while back ago and it generated a lot of discussion. Do you agree with the Psychology Today article? Are we raising a Nation of Wimps?
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