Sunday Surprise: Round Up Edition

Heather says:

In an odd turn of events, all those who should be asleep are.  I don’t know if this will become a regular feature or not, but here is a round up of posts I have found interesting, this week, in the frugal and personal finance communities.

  • My Two Dollars – reminds everyone that no interest for twelve months does not necessarily mean interest free.
  • The Simple Dollar – examines frugality and the impression of poverty.  In his example, Trent examines the cost benefit of a clothesline versus potential conflict with neighbors.
  • Like Merchant Ships – Guest author Scribbit offers suggestions for reusing steel cut oat cans, many of these would also apply to coffee tins or other large cans.
  • Being Frugal – Lynnae shares a great list of tips for an effective yard sale trip.
  • My Simpler Life – Every May Beth attempts a spending fast for the Month of May.  This entry shares a great quote on the state of the economy.

Tell me, Home Eccers, would you be interested in seeing more round ups or do you hate them with a passion?  Would you prefer a focus on frugality or should we spend more time searching out tutorials for sewing or crafting?  Let us know in the comments.


  1. araç kiralama on June 10, 2008 at 5:42 am

    like occasional roundups as long as they are not in place of the regular content for that day.

  2. AA on May 19, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I like occasional roundups as long as they are not in place of the regular content for that day. I’m subscribed to all the blogs in todays roundup so it isn’t particularly useful to me, but other may be .. and that’s the good part, finding new things.

    I really like the basic cleaning and cooking posts. They are what enticed me to subscribe to your RSS feed. I love crafts, but prefer “useful” posts since there are already too many to-do craft projects waiting for my attention! (:

  3. David@My Two Dollars on May 18, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks so much for including me, and I am glad I found your site this way!

  4. candice on May 18, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Love the roundup post! I’d say include anything domestic! Food, design…including frugality and crafts!

  5. Michelle at Scribbit on May 18, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for including the link–glad you liked it. You’ve got a great list of posts.

  6. Carol on May 18, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    I like the occasional round-up. And I like whatever you guys post about. Because The variety keeps the appeal for more people, and makes me learn a little more about something I might have not thought about in the first place. After reading a short bit about it, it makes me say wow, great idea, tip, craft, etc.

  7. Jasi on May 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Once-a-week round-ups are nice. Maybe on a special day. I prefer frugality and home decor/cleaning stuff. I’m a lousy crafter.

    Questions are good and round-ups are nice, but your original content is really great. I prefer your thought/life/tips posts the best.

  8. Org Junkie on May 18, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I love round-ups too, makes it quick and easy to find the best of the best.


  9. Amy on May 18, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Personally, I adore round-ups! I think it is great to hunt around and it certainly will help you out too because you won’t have to come up with anything except the links 🙂 That is one reason I really love them!

    I love anything you guys write about- frugality and crafty behaviors are wonderful to read!

    Have a great day, Heather!