Hey everyone. I just wanted to drop in a give you a quick update on things! Now that the holidays are behind us and 2014 is right around the corner I’m going to hopefully have more time to spend writing on Adventuring Dollars. I plan on having at least one post per week every week this year, so hopefully you’ll stop by and check for updates!
I wanted to share some of my favorite articles for around the web lately as well, so let’s get straight to it!
Andy at Art of Being Cheap made a calculator to show you if driving further for cheaper gas is worth it or not. Whenever people drive across town to save 3 cents per gallon it drives me insane, because they don’t realize they’re losing money. This calculator will show those people what a waste it is to drive for gas that is only a couple cents cheaper! Check it out here.
Luckily, I’ve never had to pay for a major car repair yet. However, as our vehicles get older, I’m sure I’ll have to at some point. I never really thought about it, but Kevin from Out Of Your Rut shares how much he saved by shopping around for car repairs. I’ll have to make sure I do the same when the time comes. Check it out here.
Laurie at The Frugal Farmer discusses the decision of choosing immediate gratification or long-term success. So many people give in and go the immediate gratification route, but Laurie makes a compelling argument to go for long-term success. Check it out here.
Charles at Getting A Rich Life shares why he wants to be like the Joneses’. The key for him is he picked who his Joneses are and he’s not focusing on their consumption. Instead, he’s focusing on how they’ve learned to grow their income and live a smart life. Check it out here.
Dee at Color Me Frugal wants to talk about mortgage debt and whether it is good, bad or ugly debt. I personally think smart mortgage debt is the best type of debt you can have, but mortgage debt that stretches you thin is pretty ugly. As with all things, it depends on the situation. Check it out here.
Hopefully you guys like those links! Let me know if there are any particular articles you’ve found lately that you really liked. I want to check them out!
See you in 2014!