Later today, I’m going to attempt to cut my own hair. Why? I want to see if it works, and if it’s too bad, I’ll go to the barbershop and have him trim it up quite short. Mostly, I am just insanely curious about trying things for myself that I regularly pay others to do.
Jobs That Pay Badly And People Who Choose Them I think he’s got it right about return on investment, but some people would prefer not to invest much at all and not worry about a smaller return. Think about it: a person who graduates from high school and then immediately begins a manual labor job spends four years in the workforce earning money, while others go to college and usually rack up debt during that period. The assumption is that their higher paying job will recoup that college debt, but that’s not always a guarantee. (@ the tao of making money)
Unexpected Expenses Typically Reach $2,000 Annually And guess where the average American puts that expense? Straight onto plastic, which quite often makes the problem worse. I want to shout from the rooftops, “Get an emergency fund, people! Whatever you have to do, get one!” (@ queercents)
Save Money On Hobbies Right now, my two most expensive hobbies are my Wii and cooking. The Wii’s biggest expense is my temptation to get a new game for it, which rarely happens – with cooking, I generally produce a tasty product (like the honey wheat bread I made yesterday, for example). (@ lazy man and money)
The Simple Dollar Retro: The Longest Night Want to understand how desperate I was when I faced financial meltdown? This pretty much sums it up.