It’s one of the spookiest days of the year again. I’m not sure if it’s related to this creepy date, but something weird has definitely been going on in the United States for the last two weeks. Read on for my roundup of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week, many of which can help you get your finances prepared for a weather-related emergency.
On Tuesday, people all over America threw a massive party for Mardis Gras. Even at my office, people brought in king cake, jambalaya and colorful beads. It’s the all-out celebration that happens before Lent begins the next day, which involves choosing something to sacrifice or abstain from for the next 40 days until Easter arrives. I have one friend who is giving up smoking. Another friend is quitting Diet Coke. In the past, I’ve had friends give up chocolate, television, alcohol and other habits that weren’t bringing much to the table.
I’ve also heard of people using Lent as a time to give up accumulating debt with credit cards, unnecessary spending or expensive habits like eating out. If you’re sacrificing spending for Lent or just want to have better money habits, read on for my favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week.
On Wednesday evening at sundown, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana began. It’s considered the Jewish new year, and its name translates to “head of the year.” I was raised Jewish, and while I no longer actively practice, I remember enjoying this annual celebration.
Rosh Hashana kicks off a series of 10 days that are intended for self-reflection.
A common custom on Rosh Hashana is to eat apples dipped in honey. It’s a great way to look forward to a sweet new year. Here’s my weekly roundup of favorite personal finance tips from around the blogosphere.