My wife and I spent several hours in the emergency room Thursday morning after she took a spill and rolled her ankle. We were fairly certain it was broken, but thankfully the x-rays proved otherwise. She’s in a boot and on crutches, which has left most household duties to me. I’m behind on writing and reading from my feed reader, but I did find a few gems this week around the web.
Marc and Angel put together a great list of 30 Useful Tools Everyone Should Own. Would you believe the only thing I don’t own is a portable GPS? OK, you probably would guess that. With prices coming down on these gadgets I’ll probably pick one up some time this year, but I’ve managed pretty well with Google Maps and an atlas.
The Simple Dollar shared How to Write an Effective Thank You Note. In today’s world of instant, electronic communications, thank you notes are an antiquated way to express thanks. They are also the most effective
Simple Mom breaks down how to put together a Zero-Based Budgets for the Home: A Primer. I’m such a sucker for a great budgeting article, and this one doesn’t disappoint! We’ve been on a zero-based budget for well over a year now and for us, it is the best way to go.
My Super-Charged Life gives us 7 Ways to Take Personal Responsibility and Live a Better Life. I’m so weary of the lack of personal responsibility in our society.
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