It’s a lovely Labor Day weekend in the mid-Atlantic. I’m spending it with family–celebrating my birthday (and my sister’s) a week early, going to a baby shower for my cousin. It’s warm but has the freshness of impending fall. Once again, I find myself wishing I could spend the autumn months here in north Delaware or back at college in Pennsylvania. Living in such an urban area, I miss the constant presence of fall foliage and then of bare trees on gray days stretched out for miles over hills.
Where I went to school, I could see this kind of thing all the time. And it hurts in the bottom of my stomach to know it’s there again and that I’m living in a city of concrete and skycrapers with a few small parks and older developments providing trees. This is what I miss:
Well, that was a depressing turn, wasn’t it? I’m having a good weekend nonetheless. Moving on, here are some personal finance articles from last week that you might enjoy:
- Can you save money by renting textbooks? at Wisebread.
- 9 reminders to help avoid IRS audits at MoneyNing (one of my April nightmares).
- What I wish I knew about managing my finances before I started college at The Wisdom Journal (guest post by Studonemist).
- Should you buy a house for the $8000 tax credit? at Green Panda Treehouse.
- How I got married for less than $1000 guest post at Saving for Serenity. My wedding was similarly frugal.
Speaking of weddings, congrats to the Weakonomist who just got his marriage license!
photo by Jason Burmeister.