Weekly Roundup

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TicketZoom claims to be one of the largest resale event ticket companies in the world. If you need tickets for sports, concert or theater events make sure to check out the site, where they say you can save up to 50% on tickets.

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This article on the secrets of extreme savers offers several great case studies on how people are saving vast amounts of money.

Discover Life provides “free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life that now has 1,356,001 species pages.” If you like the outdoors, this is a good site to explore.

Some recent personal finance posts I enjoyed reading.

I liked this one on everyday philanthropy.

I’m always a sucker for a post about multiple streams of income.

Weekly Reminder – A reminder of a useful article you might have missed. Times are tough for some people right now. If that includes you or someone you know here is a post about food banks, pantries and soup kitchens.

No More Summer Garage Sales

Last weekend my wife and I held a garage sale with another couple at their place. We had pretty high hopes this year because the sale at our place last year was a success. The sale this year started Friday morning and, while we enjoyed visiting with our friends and the people that attended the sale, by early afternoon on Saturday we agreed to call it quits and shut down. Our main reason was the heat, not to mention my wife had some how acquired a quickly spreading rash and had managed to twist both of her ankles. Limping around itching herself in 90 something degree heat didn’t seem to be something she was enjoying.

Summers here in Iowa, especially during July and August, can be brutal. A hot day in an arid part of the country is still hot, but usually the humidity is low. Not here! On a hot day in Iowa the whole state can turn into a corn and soybean fed sauna. To the most masochistic of us these are the best conditions to hop on a bicycle and take a week to ride across the entire state. As for my wife and I we agreed that the next garage sale will be a spring or fall affair.

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