Doing the Money Shuffle and Links

I am going to start off this week's link roundup with a fun game from The Daily Money Shot. It's called The Money Shuffle. Here's the rules..
The rules are simple. I set my iPod on shuffle and wrote down the first 5 songs (yes, the actual first 5 songs. I didn't skip if I didn't like the song) that came up. Then I thought of a financial situation that I was in that was related to the song title but not necessarily the subject matter of the song. 
Alrighty, here we go...


1. "Big Shot" by Billy Joel 
Being a "big shot" can definitely get you into some financial hot water. Yeah, you big shot. With your fancy clothes and car.
   
2. "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" by The Police
Really? Not sure what to say.

3. "It's a Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock and Roll" by AC/DC
Okay, first things first. Bagpipes are the epitome of rock'n'roll.
But the money lesson from this is if you want to have rock star finances, it's going to take hard work.

4. "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead
I am going to turn this one into a warning about credit cards. Or more about using plastic when you don't have the cash. Living beyond your means could be considered a fake or not realistic lifestyle.
   
5. "The Man Who Sold The World" by Nirvana
Buyer beware!
   
Okay, on to the links....

Frugal Confessions has some great ideas for frugal birthday parties. You parents out there know how fast those can add up.

My Half Dozen Daily ponders living in a perfect world and other fairy tales. Ahh, that perfect fairy tale world. It's such a nice place to dream about.

Kylie has listed 10 ways to sell your stuff. Maybe it is the coming of autumn (fall cleaning?), but I am really wanting to unload some of my extra stuff.

Derek from Life and My Finances asks what is your advice for newlyweds? What a fun question!

Live Real, Now has a very unfrugal dinner. Was it worth it? You may just be surprised.

Don't Forget Sunday is the last day to enter Debt Free By Thirty's Giveaway!!