This will be the start of the weekly round up. We will try to group together some interesting and relevant blog and website posts and articles from the preceding week so that you do not have to do as much web surfing. Let us know if you have seen any other relevant, interesting blog posts and articles.
This article “How We Saved $10,000 in Just One Year” was already mentioned in our of our other articles here on the site entitled Planning and How to Make a Home, Household or Family Budget Plan. The article, How We Saved $10,000, is one family’s journey from overspending to creating a budget. They give you ideas and incite on how they did it, and how you may go about it. You must remember when reading the article, and before you make any judgments, that everyone has their own formula, everyone has different means and different needs and wants. Your budget could be entirely different than hers, but this does not mean that you cannot glean some useful information from the article.
Another interesting budget article, entitled Hardcore Survival: Living in your car to save money. As the title suggests, the author begins by relating to another post that was suggested by one of her readers where someone voluntarily decides to live in their car to save money, but then the article goes into a general analysis of the theory of budgeting that we try to stress on this site. It has a good message, and is a good, quick read.
Another great article that goes to the heart of this sites purpose. The article gives a back end description of how the author got his boat up and running quickly and cheaply for bluewater sailing. It gives examples and hard numbers and should be a great starting place for anyone thinking they are ready to get out there and do it, but are just not sure what it is going to cost, or if they can actually afford to do it. This article is a great example of the antithesis of those questions and statements such as this “How can you afford to do this?” and “You must be rich.”