The Friday Five – Summer Is Over

summer is over

In Four Months

Aug 22nd – Aug 28th

Welcome to another edition of The Friday Five. This is where I share what I consider the week’s top-five money related articles from around the web.  There are a lot of great personal finance websites publishing amazing content daily and I feel that I must share them with you.  I hope you enjoy my five favorite articles of the week.

If you haven’t, please read this week’s posts on Homemade Laundry Detergent and on Ting Review – 3 Months.  Please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, Google+, and like Million Dollar Ninja on Facebook.

In no particular order here are The Friday Five

1.  Phil at Money Under 30 writes, 5 Reasons to Keep Your Finances Separate from Your Significant Other.  A lot of people rush into getting joint accounts right after marriage, but sometimes that’s not necessary.

2.  Kalen at Money Mini Blog writes, What You Need to Know About ALS and The Ice Bucket Challenge.  A lot of people are posting videos of themselves, but very few know what ALS is or what’s happening with the money they say they are donating.

3.  Laurie at Frugal Rules writes, How To Raise A Child on A Budget.  Laurie is always teaching us ways to save money and this is just a continuation of that.

4.  Mr. Financial Debauchery at Wise Dollar writes, Are You Prepared For A Financial Disaster?  Yet another installment on why you need an emergency fund and life insurance.

5.  Catherine at Suburban Finance writes, Why I Will Never Buy a New Vehicle Again.  She makes a good point and I completely agree with her.

Please check out all these great articles. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Summer Is Over

The last weekend of summer is here, Labor Day weekend… well, summer is not really over until September 21 or 22, but in our hearts it is over on Monday night.

Only three more days to cross off that summer bucket list.  Actually, my summer bucket list doesn’t stop until I get buried in the snow.  It’s kind of hard to enjoy summer when your house is an Igloo.

Did you know that Eskimos don’t actually live in Igloos?  Okay, technically they do because the Eskimo word for “house” is Igloo, but their Igloos are not made of ice.  Most Eskimos live in wood, stone, or even cement buildings.  I just learned this the other day.  I thought they all lived in their cute little round ice houses.

Anyways, back to the topic.  Three day weekends are nice and that’s why I vote for three day weekends all the time.  We should all only work four days a week and have three days off.  I think I’d be happier and would be a lot more productive.

The good news is that I’m not alone in this.  Google co-founder Larry Page and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim are on board.  Carlos actually is for a 3 day work week!  I like Carlos.

I mean we can all sign a petition and bring it to the White House.  I think you only need like 100,000 signatures.  I’m sure we could get 100,000 signatures for a four day work week.  Probably nothing will get done because Corporations control Washington, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

Who’s with me?  Everybody is with me, that’s who.

Don’t forget to check out The Friday Five every week and please don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like Million Dollar Ninja on Facebook.


  1. Enjoy your long weekend! As a freelancer I hardly notice holidays, and living in LA, I hardly notice summer ending. 🙂
    Tonya@Budget and the Beach recently posted…Dealing with SetbacksMy Profile

  2. Lauren says:

    A 4 day workweek sounds great! I’m on board with that idea. Have a good weekend!
    Lauren recently posted…5 Reasons to Start a Blog TodayMy Profile

  3. Totally on board a 4 day work week. I’ve been doing it all summer and plan to into the fall (using vacation days) and trying to figure out how I can make it permanent!
    debs@debtdebs recently posted…Financial Mistakes of the Worst KindMy Profile

  4. thanks for mentioning my Frugal Rules post, Aldo: what a nice surprise! I had no idea that Igloos are made out of different materials: thanks for sharing. 🙂 And I’m totally on board with the 4-day work week: betting my hubby is too, LOL>
    Laurie @thefrugalfarmer recently posted…Dealing With DepressionMy Profile

  5. Another vote for the 4 day workweek here! (Hey, where’s the ballot box?)

    Seriously, I have friends who work for companies that have a “summer schedule”. Fridays off! They are the only people I know who dread labor day. Back to the grind with us regular folks.
    Mr. Frugalwoods recently posted…August 2014 ExpendituresMy Profile

  6. I think the only people who would oppose the 4 day work week are workaholics. Maybe they could pick up the slack for the rest of us. 😉