My buddy Charlie at PearBudget dropped me a line to ask Get Rich Slowly readers to go try the latest version. PearBudget is a new web-based application based around the envelope system of budgeting. Charlie writes:

We’re getting ready to come out of beta (maybe a week away?). If your readers want to try PearBudget for free, now’s the time to do it! They’ll still be able to create a spending plan for free after that, but if they want to kick the tires, they’ve got a golden opportunity right now.

Charlie began work on the web version of PearBudget at about the same time I started this site. (In fact, PearBudget was the subject of one of my first posts.) I haven’t tried it myself yet, but I intend to in the future!

Here are some other interesting personal finance articles from around the web:

Julie at Wise Bread has a great article on how to buy stuff that lasts forever. As Amanda shared earlier this year, frugality doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality. This is something I’m only just starting to learn. It’s difficult for a penny-pincher to spend a lot on something, but sometimes that’s actually the least expensive choice in the long run.

Matildaben pointed me to an AskMetafilter thread in which a user asks, “What can you do with money? I’m starting a career, and right from the beginning I want to make good financial choices, invest, et cetera so that I’m setting myself up for continued wealth rather than just wasting all my money. What resources are there to teach me how to do that?” There’s some good info.

Finally, via my friend Sally, here’s a comic briefly exploring what if television were a person? I think it’s funny. (And yes, I know I’ve shared two comics in a week. I’ll try not to let it become a habit.)

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