At the start of next week, we’re closing on the house and moving, so right now is a crazy and chaotic time. We’ve been boxing up stuff, we acquired a copy of all of our documents to be signed at the close and are reading through them (it’s like a book and half of it is pure legalese), and we go to bed exhausted every night. A good exhausted, though.
Your Advice To Your Younger Self My biggest advice: don’t start playing Magic: the Gathering. I spent four years playing that game and although I actually wound up slightly financially ahead for the time I played (I was good at playing in tournaments), the amount of time I spent was not worth it. If I had spent that time investing in a blog… whew! (@ consumerism commentary)
Three Ways To Be Sure You’re Paid What You’re Worth Iowa based bloggers make $28,000 a year according to these tools. Hmm… (@ get rich slowly)
3-6 Months of Living Expenses? There’s something about Julie Rains’ writing style that I just like. I get this feeling that there’s this underlying hint of sarcasm and humor here and there, but the advice is sincere. (@ wise bread)
The Simple Dollar Retro: A Beginners’ Guide To Kitchen Equipment I give into my foodish tendencies here, but for a good reason. Many people get frustrated early on with cooking at home because nothing works, stuff sticks to pans and doesn’t cook evenly, and so on. I laid out a beginner’s guide to good and relatively inexpensive kitchen equipment here for just those people – they want to get started cooking at home, but their pans are atrocious.