I spent quite a few hours this week calculating and recalculating terms, rates and loan amounts in an attempt to determine whether or not my husband and I should refinance one or both of our mortgages. So far it looks like a wash. In fact, by the time we pay closing costs and deal with the hassle of the loan process we’re probably better off not refinancing. On the other hand I do like the idea of shrinking our monthly mortgage payments by a few hundred dollars each month.

In general I’d like to see more money piling into savings. I investigated our recent expenses and tried to figure out where we could trim a few more expenses. I spent so much time crunching numbers that I’ve had little time to do much else this week. In fact, my RSS reader was so backed up that at one point I found six hundred unread posts awaiting me. I certainly didn’t read all of them, instead I skimmed over the titles of my favorite feeds and discarded the rest. So without further ado here are my favorite posts. It’s a pretty short list this week: