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Stepchild Faves – February 2015

Hey, hey! It’s already the last Friday of February, which means it’s time for a new edition of Stepchild Faves. 🙂

I don’t know what’s going on in your part of the country, but here in my part of the world it’s supposed to snow – big-time – this weekend. I’m not really looking forward to it at all. When does Spring get here again?

Oh well. Here are our top 5 fave posts from February (in no particular order), plus a bonus 6th post made the list this month!

Sprout Wealth – How Much Do You Need to Earn Each Day to Survive? I love this post! It really got me started thinking about how much freelance income I need to earn each day in order to replace the income of my full-time job. Finances always seem a lot more manageable when you break it down into smaller goals and bite-sized pieces.

Get Rich Slowly – Hidden Advantages of Savings Accounts My knowledge of investing is really quite slim (to none), so I like that the author mentioned that you don’t have to have a ton of knowledge in order to open a savings account and start socking money away for a rainy day. Investing is still important (so you aren’t losing money due to inflation), but having a savings account is also a good idea.

Blogging Away Debt – Is Using Credit Immoral? Ashley asks if it’s amoral to use credit cards just for their rewards when the credit card company isn’t making money off of you (via interest). Readers point out in the comments that credit card companies still earn a small fee each time you swipe your card at a retailer. This post raises an interesting question.

Moderate Muse – Having it All to Halving it All – This is a great post for those interested in minimalism (or semi-minimalism). The author talks about how she and her family are working hard to get rid of half of their possessions, literally. Each time they go through a drawer, basket, or cupboard they are trying to get rid of half of the contents.

Frugaling – Do You Care What I Wear? Sam tells us about the first time he ever “dressed up” and how his clothing habits have changed and evolved as he got really into fashion (and caring about public opinion) and then finally realized frugality is more important to him than his outward appearance. For a reforming Shoeaholic like me, there are lessons to be learned in this post. 🙂

Frugalwoods – 11 Ways To Be A Frugal Weirdo And Love It I love the Frugalwoods’ latest post telling us how to become frugal weirdos just like them. 🙂 But even if being a frugal weirdo isn’t your goal, there are a lot of great lessons to be learned in this post.

That’s it for this round folks! We hope you have a great weekend and stay warm.


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Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson spent years managing her own blog about budgeting and debt. Because of that, she has great insights not only about managing spending and borrowing but also about running websites profitably. When she's not writing articles for us, she's traveling and looking for new types of wines to try.
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