I’d like to take this opportunity on a lazy Sunday (although it’s not so lazy for me – I’ve got a pile of homework to get through!) to pull together some interesting bits of this and that from around the web-o-sphere. Take a look.
Feed the Pig – this little calculator is out to beat the “latte factor.” Or the “anything factor” really. The default example of taking a bagged lunch instead of eating out actually reflects my situation really well. I have to fight to remember to bring food with me to campus instead of succumbing to one of the seven (yes, seven) eateries on campus – but knowing that it could save me $867 over the year might just help.
Feed the Pig also has a Credit Card Payoff calculator if you’re wondering how long it will take to pay off your plastic. (Hint: it’s usually longer than you think.)
VA posted 6 Painless Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget a few weeks ago and I keep meaning to mention it. I have a VA addiction and I love it even more when she pops through with financial advice.
Got a blog? You might want to enter into the $4,000 blog anniversary prize drawing. This is the longest list of prizes I’ve ever seen in a blog giveaway! I’ve been hoping to redesign PTY with a custom logo and everything one of these days – winning this contest would get the ball rolling on that!
And lastly, I have a question. I’m hoping to find a new way to connect with PTY readers. If anyone would like, they’re free to email me, or send a message to my AIM name, StephaniePTY. But I’m also hoping for more of a group activity: would anyone be interested in an IRC chat, an AIM chat, a Skype chat, a TalkShoe interactive podcast, or just a regular old message board? I want to find a way to get more “internet face time” with you guys!