Roundup: April 1st-15th

by Nora Dunn on April 15, 2009

img_2902_1It seems just yesterday that I was playing April Fools’ pranks on anybody I could. And now, we have reached the pinnacle, the peak, the middle of April. Yikes. Time flies…


How (and Why) to Buy Life Insurance

Buying Life Insurance seems to be one of those “I’ve finally grown up, I guess I need life insurance” sorts of decisions you make. It often comes into play when you buy a house, get married, or have children.

As it should.

But getting life insurance simply because you think you might need it, without really understanding how much to get or the options you have is a mistake – one that could cost you now in overbearing and unnecessary premiums, or one that will cost you (or your loved ones) later, when you realize that there wasn’t enough to cover your needs.

Here is a basic guide to get you started.

iStopOver: Earn Extra Income or Travel on the Cheap, and a Special Promotion for Wise Bread Readers

Many people have put their vacation on hold with the current economic downturn, or are searching for alternative ways to travel on the cheap. Other people yet are looking to earn some extra income on the side to help pay the bills. iStopOver is a solution for both of these groups. And they are offering a special promotion just for Wise Bread readers.


Trip Shake is a new web-platform for people to ask travel-related questions and read featured tips from travel-savvy writers. I am one of said travel-savvy writers. (At least, until they figure out that I’m a complete fraud and I only pretend to know what I’m talking about).

Candlelight Lodge, in Australia’s Snowy Mountains

This is a plug for a boutique hotel called Candlelight Lodge. Staying there was a treat when we were having our Thredbo adventures.


How to Set up a Retirement Plan

Thursday Bram, fellow Wise Bread writer and freelance blogger, recently interviewed me for this article at Women On Writing. Thanks for the mention, Thursday!


The following Blog Carnivals have also featured some of my articles in the last few weeks:

The Carnival of Cities

The Carnival of Traveling Beats, 4th Edition

Inspiring Travel Blog Carnival, April Edition

Muse on Everything Down Here

Thanks for the links, all!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

marina k. villatoro April 16, 2009 at 6:23 am

i’ve grown up, but i don’t really see the point in life insurance just yet. or maybe, i’m just being lazy in educating myself:)
The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist


Self-catering holidays July 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

Also worth checking out Holiday


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