Happy Easter to anyone who celebrates!
This week I’m starting my weekly link round up with a post by JD at Get Rich Slowly that talks about something I’ve been struggling with this week – shopping for the sake of shopping. Many of us use shopping as a way to feel better (even though it is often a way to accumulate more debt which leads to bigger problems!). I’ve been struggling with this lately. I generally don’t consider myself much of a shopper, but the restrictive spending plan we’ve been on lately has me itching to spend on anything. It’s not healthy, and I’ve been doing my best to curb the urge with small purchases that will do us the least harm (plus one big grocery shop, because food spending is one of my issues.)
Over at BogofDebt, this post was a look at goals for April. I’m featuring it here for a couple of reasons – one, goals are always good, and I really like this little blog! And two – even if you are making what feels like tiny little steps, even $5 at a time will make a difference over time!
I loved this post by Travis at Enemy of Debt. For $3.48 and a few hours, they had some quality family “therapy”. We’ve been going through a few issues at home too, and finding ways to spend family time together is an important part of working through those issues.
Over at Thirty Six Months, Marissa wrote a great post listing 10 reasons why you should start your own business. They are all valid reasons, if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. Me? Honestly, I know enough about myself – I’m not afraid of hard work, but I really dislike certain aspects of being in business for myself, including anything marketing related – going out and landing the “sale” is something I’m lousy at!
Finally, Andrea at So Over Debt had a whole bunch of great posts this week, but I’m actually featuring one from last week (because my Google reader STILL has over 700+ posts in it and I just can’t catch up!!) I hate the job search process. My personal pet peeve? The salary issue. Please, PLEASE put the salary range in your ad! I come from an accounting/finance background, and unfortunately, title is not always indicative of salary range. A controller or accounting manager in this city can earn anywhere from $30,000 to $150,000 per year, depending on the company you work for! And I’m NOT going back to earning $30,000 a year… unless I’ve decided to pitch it all and work at Starbucks. Yep, then it would be ok.
So thats my round up for this week. With tax time just around the corner for most of North America, I bet next week will feature some tax articles!