June 4, 2011

Coffee & Clicks | June 4, 2011 {Edition #19: Thinking Long Term, iPhone Apps, and Foreclosure Fallout}

Welcome to Coffee & Clicks, my weekly roundup of posts from my Google Reader and beyond that caught my eye, that made me think, and that just made me laugh. 

Coffee & Clicks is my way of sharing those interesting posts with you.  If you find yourself with a few minutes of leisure to surf on the weekends while you sip your coffee (or whatever fills your mug), feel free to wander through this list of posts and spend some time reading, reflecting, and relaxing.


:: I liked this view of Taking the Long Road over at The Simple Dollar and agree wholeheartedly; when you invest your time in long term goals for your life (rather than short term fun stuff), your overall sense of contentment grows.

:: Who hasn't fallen prey to the budget pitfalls that happen when you start Sweet Talking Yourself as Frugal Hacks so well describes. Marketing to impulse shoppers is based on exactly this idea of self-entitlement.

:: I'm bookmarking this monster list of Iphone Applications for Saving {and Life!} over at Savings Lifestyle so I can update my apps. I've had my iPhone for about 18 months and while I love it, I definitely don't maximize it's utility as a time & money saving tool as much as I should. I'm always happy to find lists of useful apps from friends who are just as busy juggling the mom-life-blogger-couponista thing as I am.

:: This last one is courtesy of my hubs; he and I have watched a number of homes (we're talking double digits) of homes on our street (just one street, not the entire neighborhood - that number would be even higher) go into foreclosure as people walk off on their loans. Zillow Blog details The Consequences of Walking Away - interesting reading. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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