One of my favorite personal finance blogs, Money and Values, has returned from a hiatus. Penny writes about the way our personal values affect our relationship with money. Good stuff.

>> The Digerati Life: 5 different ways to build an emergency fund <<
The Silicon Valley Blogger takes a look at five ways to start your emergency fund: three get thumbs up and two get thumbs down.

>> American Airlines Miles: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em <<
Betsy at Money Changes Things writes that American Airlines is cutting back on their mileage program. She notes that if you don’t have enough miles accumulated to get free tickets, you can redeem them for magazine subscriptions, including Wall Street Journal and Business Week.