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Faux Frugality Roundup

For the near future, I’m going to be posting at Frugal Hacks on Sundays instead of on Saturdays as I had previously thought. Emily of Remodeling This Life and I were both going to be posting that day, so we decided that since no one had taken Sundays, I would give it a shot. This week, I’ve written about the faux frugality sold by women’s magazines. Take a look and let me know what you think!

In other news this week, Wells Fargo appears to have won the fight for Wachovia. I think it really was best for all parties. I also read a good article on CNN Money which explained why Citi is right to walk away from Wachovia. Not because Wachovia is bad, but the Well Fargo/Wachovia deal is better for everyone.

Kelly of Almost Frugal is giving away French food. This isn’t just your ordinary food, there’s some cool stuff here. So whether you have a curious palate or you just like food in general, check it out!

Back in September, I missed reading this great post by Catherine Lawson on Social Media Leprosy and other problems. If you use e-mail, twitter, blog, comment…basically if you’re reading this post you should read her post too (and the posts it references).

Flexo directed readers to this report on how money professionals are adjusting their own portfolios.

When I read Randall’s article about metal theft soaring, I didn’t think that kind of thing would be affecting me this week. More on that another day. (Not related to my story, I heard from our building/groundskeeper at the library that some valuable platinum parts were stolen off our library’s truck.)

And I can’t not reference another gem from Randall this week: Hiding Bills and Other Stupid “Considerate” Things to Do. If you’ve ever thought that hiding bills so you can take care of them might spare your loved ones pain, read this!

As for the Dreamhost incident, they finally did get back to me with a backup. I’ll write more about that later.


Kelly from Almost Frugal October 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Thanks for the mention!

Cath Lawson October 13, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Hi MM – thanks very much for the mention. I’ll be checking out some of the other links too.

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