While I was away, I gathered a few links that I thought might be bookmark worthy for myself and others. Enjoy!
Non-profit offers free cleaning services to women undergoing treatment for cancer.Cleaningforareason.org has a program available to those fighting cancer who need help cleaning their house while they undergo and recuperate from cancer treatments. If there isn't maid service available in your area or they have fulfilled the number of people for the week... consider gathering some friends together for your own house cleaning party - all you need may already be at the house.
My Grandma was Truly Frugal - Posted by Mrs. Accountability, tells the harrowing journey her grandmother took through adulthood and the frugal lessons passed onto her daughter and eventually her granddaughter.
"It's costs a lot to eat healthy." A common comment heard throughout a week.
Jeff Yeager writes 50 Healthy Foods that Cost Less than $1 - "Frankly, I think that statement is flummadiddle. I'm not denying that some healthy foods—many varieties of fish, for example—are expensive. But my contention is that many of the foods that are the healthiest for us also happen to cost the least, particularly on a per-pound basis." And based on this list, we could always use more fruits and vegetables in our diet and their is some good protein listed as well
Recently I have been putting together an emergency fund over at smartypig.com and has found the site to be very easy to use and the interest that they have for the deposits is better than ING direct and other online saving account locations. Plus I do trust the bank they are with as my grandfather used to bank with them for years - Bank West out of Des Moines, IA.
I have to say I really liked the SmartyPig Review that Jim put together if you are interested in setting something up for yourself.