Happy Saturday everyone. The summer solstice has come and gone and still it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done. Ok, ok, the summer solstice on means more daylight hours but daylight is key. I’ll be spending much of my weekend scurrying about frantically and I hope your weekend proves fun and exciting  as well (or relaxing and low-key, whichever you prefer). Now, the round up.

  • This list offers a number of things I’m sure none of our readers do, but nonetheless it’s an interesting read to read about 47 Simple Ways to Waste Money. (Read it at Wise Bread)
  • Sometimes personal finance advice can get routine so every now and then nice reminds of why you’re saving are nice. Here, Trent reminds us that avoiding spending is not the same as saving money. (Read it at The Simple Dollar)
  • Several authors distilled psychology into a readable collection of 50 ways to be more persuasive. If you can see through the sneakiness of advertising, it’s harder for advertising to work on you so give this a look. (Read it at Alex.Moskalyuk via Consumerist)
  • Ramit has a great article about the perils of mental accounting and some of it’s pitfalls. (Read it at I Will Teach You To Be Rich)
  • Sometimes just saving isn’t enough to cut it. In his Personal Finance Hour series, JD and Jim offer their own experiences trying to supplement their incomes. (Read it at Get Rich Slowly)

Queercents Flashback: Dawn investigates freegans, an interesting (an awesome) group of people who live off of what others throw away.

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