What the heck happened to August?? I refuse to believe it is over… except that means the kids go back to school next week. And a happy birthday shout out to my baby brother who turns 35 today… good lord I’m getting old. I got bogged down on my reading this week, but I’m sharing what link I found that spoke to me personally – hope you enjoy!
See Debt Run wrote a great post this week about the long process of debt repayment – how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Debt repayment is just like that.
Bog of Debt wrote a post this week about living paycheck to paycheck. It’s a situation I’m not unfamiliar with. The difference is, even though their money is tight, they know where it’s going, and they budget accordingly. Small emergencies will not throw them into a disaster, and that’s huge. Knowledge is power!
Jennifer at Broke Ass Mommy had me in stitches this week – first bats in their apartment building, then snakes in their tent?? I’d been cowering in a corner screaming – I hate snakes. I mean really, really, irrationally hate them. Sorry this happened, Jennifer, but thanks for sharing!
Budget on the Beach asks what we do for a living, and tells us about her career in TV production. Until next Tuesday, I can still say I’m a casino manager. I used to be an accountant. As of September 11, I’m a recruiter. Many different, very diverse hats in my world!
Dealing with Difficult CoWorkers – we all have to do it at some point (even if you’re self employed and it’s just your cat sitting on your keyboard!). Daisy at WLGYL wrote a post this week full of great tips on how to deal with them. I’ve found that trying to understand their point of view really helps… but yes, sometimes people are just jerks.
Kevin over at Thousandaire saved $1.53 this week. OK, not really, but he makes a great point about the difference between saving and not spending. I know Bruce suggests that every week when I grocery shop, I should transfer the “savings” into our savings account. I point out to him that those “savings” are what allow me to keep our grocery budget low, and if I were to transfer those false savings, we’d eat a lot less!
Timeless Finance is getting two shout outs this week – first, this article on needing an emergency fund is great. Emergencies are different things to different people – savings of any sort are key to survive them. The second post, though is just too funny – full of funny yet practical solutions to First World Problems!
And that’s a wrap – have a great Labour Day Weekend!