This week I finally finished a project I’ve been dancing around for the last couple years. It’s a quilt that I started piecing my final year of college but I decided I disliked something about the borders and never ended up quilting it. I finally dug it out and made some tough calls a few months back, took off the borders, and started the quilting.
I finished it on Thursday and now only have to bind the edges. The quilt is an All Hallows Variation. You can see an image of one here (I used the exact same colors) and if you’re an interested quilter, the pattern is here.
Now on to personal finance posts of the week:
In the last week, I’ve been catching up over at and really enjoying a lot of it. As a writer, one article I found particularly interesting was about vanity scams. I have vague memories of being involved with one of these out of Owings Mills, though we never gave them our money.
Adam at Your Money Relationship is holding a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. All you have to do is fill out a survey.
Great article at The Happy Rock on treating your partner like they matter, especially when it comes to finances. For dominant financial partners–you know, those of us who read and write PF blogs–we can get too used to dictating things because our spouse isn’t interested. But it’s key to remember that they may have an informed opinion (or not care at all) and to always leave room for it.
It’s spring and yardsales/consignment sales are in the air. Paid Twice instructs us in preparing for a consignment sale.
Pinyo reminds us to be wary of discounts because a company is “in the neighborhood.” These calls could lead to anything from overcharging to upselling to fraud/default, to outright theft. Check out companies before you work with them.
David at My Two Dollars talks about the costs of owning different kinds of pets. That’s one reason that we’re not buying one just yet…we need to have the money to commit.
Over at the Amateur Financier, there’s a helpful Life Insurance 101. Our policies are just a few bucks a month and well worthwhile in case either of us dies.