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Two Tiny Notes

Miss me yet? 😉 Just wanted to pop in with two bits of news.   1) You can get your EPF fix over at Making Sense of Cents today. Michelle published a guest post I wrote (pre-FinCon14 freak-out) on a budget-related method of motivating myself to earn side income in my funemployment. For September, I’m already up to ‘car gas.’ Leave me a comment over on Making Sense of Cents to let me know what you think of my idea!   2) I just learned I have an internship interview in a field I’m very interested in so please wish me luck! Even though I’m not job-searching, I seem to be job-applying. I’ve applied for three internships, a fellowship, a part-time contract job, and two full-time jobs in the past six weeks. Most of those … Read entire article »

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How My Funemployment Is Different from Jan from the Office’s Unemployment

How My Funemployment Is Different from Jan from the Office’s Unemployment

I am a huge fan of The Office.  I’ve probably watched through the whole series about eight times on Netflix!  It’s my go-to programming in the evening when I’m cooking, cleaning or otherwise occupied when I can mostly only listen.  Well, it just so happened that I recently rewatched the episode “Money,” in which Michael is basically a poster child for what not to do in personal finance.  But this time around, I was struck … Read entire article »

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Targeted Savings Accounts and Funemployment for the One-Car Win!

Targeted Savings Accounts and Funemployment for the One-Car Win!

I had a great experience last week – about as good of an experience as you can have running errands, that is.  🙂  This funemployed spouse/homemaker gig is pretty nice, both for me and for Kyle.   We noticed that our car needed to be repaired, so we made an appointment with our mechanic to drop off the car one weekday morning.  The last time we did this, we dropped the car off together and then took … Read entire article »

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Funemployment Report: August 2014

Funemployment Report: August 2014

My funemployment officially started on Monday!  I spent all of Monday at home or doing errands, then spent all of Tuesday on campus, and I’m spending today at the public library.  I want to figure out quickly which places and times are most conducive to me working efficiently (similar to Erin trying to get in the zone for working).   Last week I started this 30 day workout challenge that my sister recommended on top of doing … Read entire article »

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Funemployment Report: Goals for August 2014

Funemployment Report: Goals for August 2014

My funemployment officially starts in September because I am still employed full-time as a graduate student through August.  However, now that I am post-defense, I have the time to set myself up well to transition into funemployment.   I’m going to attempt to document my funemployment through a series of goal posts.  Just after the start of each month, I will report how I did on my goals for the month that just ended and set out … Read entire article »

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