Roundup and Link Love: Oh No, Not Again Edition

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Okay, now that THAT’S out of the way, here are some links I think you will  enjoy (please excuse me, I’m still a little keyed up right now).

Strive for excellence, but not perfection @ My Supercharged Life. Jeff points out that there IS a difference and perfection isn’t necessarily the best target.

In 3 Ways to smooth out big expenses, our own Frugal Dad gives excellent tips to avoid the shock of quarterly, semi-annual, or annual payments.

How long does it really take? I mean really? Mandi points out that most of the chores we dread can be accomplished in just a few minutes, sometimes less!

Over at Quest for Four Pillars, Mr. Cheap wrote about becoming ramen profitable. Getting there means you probably really used your noodle!

My Dollar Plan has two posts on energy efficiency that are worth reading: How to make your home more energy efficient as well as How to make your APARTMENT more energy efficient.

Marc and Angel Hack Life by showing anyone the real reason you are in debt. Really.

And Sara from On Simplicity is very serious … about having FUN! It’s a lot of work, isn’t it?

Ever wonder WHY companies use discounts, rebates, and coupons? Check out what the Weakonomist has to say about it.

Have a hankering for some free land? Enjoy living in the country (and I mean the country)? Bob over at Christian PF has a post on how YOU can get some free land.

Over at Five Cent Nickel, he has a list of the five lowest paying college majors.

In the “SCAMS” category, Lazy Man and Money examine the latest Google work at home scam.

Interested in real estate but afraid of becoming a landlord or getting stuck with the fixer-upper from the black lagoon? Try investing in real estate investment trusts!

Investing that way allows you to take small risks. As Steve points out, they’re a lot better than those meaningless risks!

Hope you enjoy the links. I’m off to check my credit one more time – I’m just glad I have Equifax to watch out for me.