This Friday night, May 29 at 9:00pm ET, ABC will air a special titled Unbroke: What You Need to Know about Money. The hour-long program will feature a number of celebrities including The Jonas Brothers, Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, and even the talking E*Trade Babies.
It will be interesting to hear the mainstream, pop culture take on how to solve personal finance issues. TheStreet.com will be providing some commentary about the show via Twitter, and has invited a few personal finance bloggers to joing in. If you happen to be watching with the laptop handy, you can follow our conversation on Twitter by following the hashtag #unbroketv.
The Fab Five
Building a Compost Bin. I’ve largely skipped the gardening season this year, and unless I work up a late summer/early fall garden this year may be a total wash. Still, manufacturing some sort of compost bin is on my to-do list, and this is an excellent resource on the subject. (@ Gather Little by Little)
I Survived – But Just Barely. This post from Ron was an instant classic! He runs down a diverse list of things he’s “survived” over the years, despite dire predictions from the media. (@ The Wisdom Journal)
Finding Your Passion. Over the last twelve years or so I’ve held a variety of jobs that seemed to fit my passion, only to later discover that wasn’t it and burn out. The lesson I have learned over time is that no “job” is my passion; my passion is to build something on my own. Too bad I’m too broke to be an entrepreneur! (@ Million Dollar Journey)
50 Bad Money Habits That Will Leave You Eating Alpo for Dinner. Often times it is the examples of what not to do that make the strongest impression. That’s the case with this incredible resource of things not to do to experience financial success. (@ My Super-Charged Life)
Some Thoughts on Angel Food Ministries. I’m including this one because, like many of you, I have long been interested in Angel Food Ministries. Trent provides an objective look at the service, and shares a few of the highlights, and low-lights, of their organization. (@ The Simple Dollar)
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- Credit Scores for College Graduates
- My Employer Stopped Matching My 401k – Should I Still Contribute?
Site of the Week
KidsBowlFree.com. Hat tip to Frugal Dad reader Jasie who introduced us to this site earlier in the week. According to the site you can receive up to two free games of bowling each day during the summer for your kids, and you have the opportunity to pay a one-time fee for a “family pass” which allows up to four family members (including adults) to bowl a couple games each day as well.
Unfortunately, our local bowling center was not listed as a participant, but if your local lanes are participating this could be a frugal way to get the kids out of the house for a few hours during the summer.