As of this morning, I’m on vacation! Bruce and I leave for Las Vegas next Wednesday, and all this weekend I have multiple triathlon workouts scheduled, some house repairs to do, and lots of blog posts to write. But not before I share some great links.
OK, I’m tooting my own horn again – I wrote a guest post this week at Canadian Finance Blog about prepping for a job interview. I wrote it in response to Tom’s call for a new staff writer – I won’t know for a while if I got the position or not, but even if I don’t I really appreciate the opportunity to write a guest post.
Christopher at This That and the MBA wrote an interesting post about resume padding. Honestly? I try very hard to make sure everything on my resume is something I’ve done before. I may use fancy words to make it sound good, but if I haven’t done it (or don’t want to do it – like cost accounting!), it doesn’t make it on the list.
OK, this post is a couple weeks old, but I just discovered this blog this week. Erin at The Dog Ate My Wallet writes about Unemployment. The benefits, the purpose, our attitude toward those who are unemployed, and the emotions felt by those who are unemployed.
OK, at Enemy of Debt, Travis had to spend several hours (and experience major aggravation) to find out why he was billed $10 by Microsoft – only to find out it was a recurring charge his son signed up for. End result? Son paid for his mistake, and lessons were learned on both sides. I just went through this with my son’s cell phone contract – my son wound up paying $25 for international texts!
Free From Broke looks at Social Security as a retirement plan this week. I’m trying to make sure I do not have to rely on the government for any of my retirement income – that way, if there is money, it’s a bonus. If there isn’t, I’ll be fine.
Erika at From Shopping to Saving wrote a post this week about the failure of the recipe for success. Now, I’m one of those Gen Xer’s she says are telling Gen Y’s to grow up, but honestly, I have some sympathy. I graduated from university during the recession of 1992. The economy was crappy. I worked THREE jobs to pay the rent – all were part time, only one was a “career” type job (PT secretary/receptionist at an accounting firm). All paid minimum wage or a little better. But at least I had no student loans. I can’t imagine graduating now with tens of thousands in loans, trying to find work.
OK, that’s it for this week! There was lots of great writing out there, I’ll try for more next week.