Personal Finance Review – New Pavestone Patio Edition

September 23, 2007

As our son becomes more mobile, we’re spending more time in our backyard chasing him around.  This has given us the idea of installing a new patio behind our house.  The current plan is to use the Pavestone system to lay a 13 x 16 patio. 

Never having done this before, we headed to Home Depot this weekend full of questions.  Unfortunately the Pavestone experts were gone for the day so we’ll have to check back with them next week.  We did pickup a planning brochure and a multi-media CD with some planning information.  Has anyone ever used Pavestone for a patio before?  Any suggestions or tips you could offer that would help us get it done faster, cheaper, or with fewer mistakes : ) would be appreciated.  Here are some money articles I enjoyed this week:

Top High-Yield Savings Accounts: Interest Rates And Some Thoughts @ Money, Matter, & More

“Are You a Better Investor?” @ Suns Financial Diary

A Lazy Portfolio @ Lazy Man & Money

12 Ways To Beat Inflation: Don’t Let Rising Prices Get You Down @ The Digerati Life

Transferring Assets Upon Death Through a Will @ Generation X Finance

Vanguard Reduces Barrier to Entry for Voyager Services @ Five Cent Nickel

ETF 101: 5 Reasons ETFs Trump Mutual Funds @ Free Money Finance

Coolest Credit Card Loyalty Rewards @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

A $503,000 typo? @ Mighty Bargain Hunter

Financial Advisers and Stock Brokers: What’s the Difference? @ Consumerism Commentary

Day 21 of 33 Days And 33 Ways To Save Money And Reduce Debt: Focus @ No Credit Needed

The Accidental Investor @ Paid Twice

Smart and Simple Financial Strategies for Busy People @ Get Rich Slowly

How To Build A One-Person Million-Dollar Web Business… By Age 17 @ My Money Blog

The One Hour Project: Thoroughly Research A Stock @ The Simple Dollar


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4 Responses to Personal Finance Review – New Pavestone Patio Edition

  • Barbara STanny

    I thought your Halloween post was very creative…good job!!

    And I really appreciate these links you’ve listed.

    I’m a new personal finance blogger, though I’ve been writing books for a decade. Maybe someday, my blog will make your list!!

    Barbara Stanny, author, “Overcoming Underearning”

  • Melissa

    Like paidtwice, I can’t help in the pavestones area. But in looking at your list of money articles, I can recommend a book. “How to Get Out of Debt: Get an “A: Credit Rating for Free is the best credit repair book on the market. I was able to pay off all my debts and actually begin saving money. I recommend this book to everyone.

  • The Digerati Life

    We are pathetic at DIY. We always end up paying a mint to get build the stuff we need (or want….). Hard-earned savings to flagstone patios. But they’re beautiful I have to say.

  • paidtwice

    I know nothing of pavestones or patios… I do however know about mobile children. And chasing. lol

    Thanks for the link!