Every weekend I list several blog posts from the week that I thought were really good. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! In most of the country, this holiday isn’t really much of a big deal. However, we live fairly close to the University of Notre Dame, so it is quite a big deal around here. There’s a parade, and they even color a section of a local river green in celebration. I’m sure business will be booming at all the local bars and taverns.
In other news, we had to replace our water heater recently. Boo! We knew it was pretty old and that it was probably getting close to its last days. But, we have our house for sale and were hoping that we wouldn’t be living here anymore when it finally gave up the ghost. Luck didn’t go our way on that one. It also didn’t help that it went out over the weekend, so we had to pay the higher weekend rates to have one installed. The net result was a cost of $1,200 for a new water heater plus installation. Ouch. There is a bright side to the story in that at least we were home when it decided to go out. We were getting ready to do some shopping but hadn’t quite left yet. It’s a good thing too, because we would have come back to a flood. Since we were home, I was able to quickly shut off the water and gas to the unit, throw some towels down, and prevent a water disaster.
How Smoking Affected The Cost Of Our Life Insurance Premium at Canadian Budget Binder
Spring Into Savings With These Money Saving Tips at Club Thrifty
Money Saving Gardening Tips From a Frugal Mama at Frugal Rules
Drawing a Line in the Sand – A $37 Decision at Luke 1428
Buying a House Tips at Making Sense of Cents
What to Think About When Choosing the Terms on a Car Loan at One Smart Dollar