Best of the Personal-Finance Blogs: The Adult Allowance

Plus: $2 recipes.

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Here's an idea: Get Rich Slowly makes the case for putting yourself on an adult allowance. This blogger withdrawals $200 a month to pay for things that aren't "needs," like concert tickets, Twizzlers, etc.

This is a little crazy, but entertaining: Recipes that cost $1 to $2 to make, courtesy of Early Retirement Extreme.

From Mighty Bargain Hunter, how to prepare before sitting down with a financial advisor.

And whoa. Here's someone who recently upped their 401(k) contributions to 50 percent of their salary.