Wardrobe Oxygen: Summer Fashion and Wearing White

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I love wearing white in summer–it gives such a crisp look, and it complements every color in your wardrobe. White is also a great color to wear in the sun–it reflects the light keeping you cooler than if you wore the same item in a darker hue. While white is a perfect summer color to wear, it takes some care to ensure it looks great on you.

Here are some tips:

Savings Pledge Stories: Money Crashers on Saving for an Uncertain Future

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I can’t remember a time with more economic uncertainty than today. The unemployment rate has not fallen as predicted, there is talk that Social Security checks won’t even be sent out next month, and our country is currently in debt up to its eyeballs.

Given all the fiscal turmoil, I decided that right now is a great time to set aside as much as I can for the future. Fortunately, I am still gainfully employed and I try to live frugally. But questions still constantly gnaw at the back of my mind: Am I saving enough for my retirement? Am I saving enough for my son’s education?

So for my Savings Pledge, I decided to do something more about my concerns. I’ll outline for you my new goals and how I plan to go about achieving them.

The Prudent Pantry: Whole Grain Alternatives to Rice and Bread

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Image by mental.masala via Flickr

In something of a 180 from last week when I discussed the financial merits of the Paleo diet, this week I wanted to talk about grains. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of pasta-rice-bread as the only carbs/starches in your meals (ignoring, of course, the fact that many other foods contain carbohydrates). But there is a whole world out there of alternative grain options.

Let’s explore it a bit.

Wacky Product of the Week: Star Wars Operation

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Because a childhood classic where you pretend to operate on humans is soooo 2010, this week’s wacky product is Star Wars Operation, the R2-D2 edition, where you can try your hand at droid surgery. You actually can’t even purchase this item yet–or, you can, but it’s available for pre-order only until September-but it’s just too much fun to pass up.

Herding Cats: More on Debt Ceiling Negotiations, NFL Lockout News and Food Labels

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Image courtesy of ICanHasCheezburger

This week we cover the debt ceiling debate (because it won’t go away), the NFL lockout, relieving stress, financial challenges faced by women, better food labels, dubious product labels, and a dog that doesn’t do a very good dog paddle.

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