Hello everyone! Yet another week has gone by already. It is gorgeous outside today, and we managed to get up and out early and go to a little “farmer’s market” type thing that R keeps running past. Unfortunately there wasn’t much there, but we did get out of the house early and enjoy the weather. We came back to eat and are going to either head to the beach or a park because it is way too nice out to be inside!! Plus, I want to enjoy the weekend with R since the next two weekends I’ll be away visiting my parents, and I feel kind of bad for leaving him (he’s not eligible for vacation at his job yet).
My posts from this week
On Monday I shared with you what I thought were the pro’s and con’s of living in a basement apartment. I did forget one (that pertains to us) which I will be posting about next week, so stay tuned for that! Thank you to DC at Young Adult Money for sharing this one!
On Tuesday I had posted over at Economag.us on the trend consumer spending seems to be taking. People are buying big ticket items such as cars and houses, but in general, people are buying less consumer goods. Could society be taking a turn for the better? We all hope so.
On Thursday I wrote about how I plan to make my vacation a frugal one. By staying with my parents, not acting like a tourist, and just trying to enjoy spending time rather than money, I hope to make this a pretty cheap vacation!
Posts of the Week
Here are some of the posts I read this week, in no particular order.
Tonya | Budget and the Beach shared how sometimes you fall – and how her volleyball tournament didn’t quite go as expected. She has some great analogies tied back to sticking with your budget. I think we can all identify with this.
Michelle | Making Sense of Cents wrote about how money can control you. I am so guilty of this, and I’m sure some of you are, too. It’s definitely one of my financial faults. I am slowly getting better at this, though, mostly because R keeps telling me sometimes I’m a bit too extreme with saving money.
Mr. 1500 | 1500 Days shared with us a piece of his family this week – how his two sisters deal with money problems. As usual, his posts were entertaining through a tough topic, and it was really interesting to see their differences even though they were all raised together.
Lisa | Lisa vs. the Loans was nominated for a Liebster award, and shares a bit about herself in this post. I really liked learning more about her, and in general I love learning about fellow bloggers! I think everyone should do something similar even if they haven’t been nominated as personal touches on blogs are always nice.
Matt | Mom and Dad Money told us we should think about taking the scenic route. This hit home: since I’ve been reading everyone’s stories on getting out of debt, I’ve been wanting to kill my student loans in the worst way. This has meant making some sacrifices, but maybe I’ve been sacrificing a little too much. Matt reminds us that our financial journey is meant to be a marathon, not a sprint. After all, “Journey to Saving” is about enjoying the road there!
Tara | Streets Ahead Living wrote about her love for Costco, and gives us some tips on how to effectively shop there! I liked her recommendation for the pizza and coffee, which I may have to try next time we get there.
Done By Forty | Done By Forty shares how he negotiated with DirecTV for a lower bill and a package he couldn’t pass up. He really took it to another level! I’m not sure I would have gone as far as he did, but it just goes to show that if you keep trying, you can succeed!
That’s it for this week! Hope you all have a terrific weekend!