This morning, my post on Frugal Hacks is about iTunes U, a service through which a number of colleges and universities (including such big names as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale) make courses and lecture series available to the public. Best part? It’s free! Check out the article to learn more about it!

My church is celebrating All Soul’s Day today and I’ll be singing Rutter’s Reqiuem as part of the choir in the service this morning. It’s an exciting occasion because I miss singing in choirs and the music is fantastic, but also somber one as I remember my two grandfathers and my friend Danielle, the only friend I’ve ever lost.

Rounding up some posts I’ve enjoyed from the last week (mostly M-Network):

A great article from Pinyo on the economic crisis and the recency bias. Because things are happening NOW, we have a harder time looking at the big picture and are more likely to behave irrationally. I’d add that in good times, the recency bias can lead people to disregard investing wisdom and end up in a bad place when the bad times hit…so it’s applicable to any situation.

Homemaker Barbi is hosting Saturday giveaways. She’s using Mr. Linky to allow people to submit links to giveaways on her site. A number of people have already added theirs, so check it out if you’re in the mood for free stuff.

Single Guy Money is giving away You’re Broke Because You Want to Be. It’s an interesting book, definitely worth a look if you’re about to start getting your finances in order. It’s a good priorities wakeup call.

Patrick had to buy plane tickets this week and was shocked by the never-ending airline fees. Fortunately, some can be avoided.

Plonkee asks what motivates you financially. For her, the big goals and sacrifice don’t work the same way they do for some. But she still finds things which inspire her.

Paid Twice reflects on how controlling your diet controls your costs. Her husband has been on a special meal plan for a while and she’s noticed how it affects their spending…fortunately it’s in a good way.

Lynnae just moved and shares her frugal moving tips. We did some of these ourselves and the move only cost about $150 plus meals for our helpers. Not something I want to do again anytime soon!

Gather Little by Little also just left Dreamhost. We both had some good experiences with them, but eventually the bad was more than we were willing to take, even from a shared hosting plan.

And even though Halloween is over, here’s a great idea from That One Caveman: handing out mini-play-doh with candy. Even though I’m a “grown-up” I get really excited by this…I love play-doh!

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Patrick November 2, 2008 at 10:45 am

I’m one of those weird people who would rather drive down the road listening to something that makes me think rather than listen to the latest songs on the radio. I might just check out those iTunes. 🙂

Thanks for the mention!

Funny about Money November 2, 2008 at 8:31 pm

OMG I love Rutter’s Requiem! What part do you sing?

🙂 If I get laid off next month and get my life back, absolutely I’m rejoining the choir.

Absolutely, too, I will check out Itunes U. Thanks for the tip.

SingleGuyMoney November 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Thanks for the mention Mrs Micah!

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