Weekly Update 33

Last Sunday we went to a wedding and on Monday we visited Niagara Falls.  The rest of the week was normal working stuff until Friday evening.  Now, Kyle and I are not exactly social butterflies so we don’t go out every weekend night or anything, but it happened that we were invited to literally five different social events on Friday night!  We managed to get to three of the five events and had a really great evening (full of free food, too).  Yesterday we were invited to a lake house about an hour outside of Durham with all the rest of the Triangle graduate Christian fellowship groups.  The owners are doctors at UNC and often host large groups and retreats and stuff – they are incredibly hospitable!  We had a wonderful time meeting fellow grad students from our university and That Other University, eating, and playing in the water.  Kyle and I each even made a contact who might be able to help us with our next jobs!



Posts I Liked


I Am 1 Percent asks if he should be using a financial planner and receives helpful comments.


G.E. Miller from 20 Something Finance asks his readers if they would ever sign an employment contract.


Eddie from Finance Fox explains why daily deal sites are not necessarily deals for the vendors or consumers and lists several tips for making sure you are getting a good value when you buy a daily deal.


Adam Faughn at Christian Personal Finance explains what it means to work for the Lord.  In a similar vein, Brent Pittman from On Target Coaching explains his Biblical view of work.


Ninja from Punch Debt in the Face explains how contemplating the paradox of choice spurred him to talk with a financial planner.


Retire by 40 emphasizes that young people need to prepare for retirement by growing their income.


Kristin Wong from Get Rich Slowly shares the bumps she’s experienced in her freelancer road.





Andy from Tightfisted Miser listed Can You Change Your Tightwad/Spendthrift Personality? in his PF links.


Bog of Debt included What Happens When a Spendthrift Marries a Tightwad? in her link lovin’.


Jason from Work Save Live listed What Happens When a Spendthrift Marries a Tightwad? in his great weekend reading.



Top Comment


TB from the Blue Collar Workman kept it real in reacting to my post on how much we spent visiting Hamilton, ON, CA for a wedding! “Well it’s great you came out under budget, but man, it’s so much money to spend on someone else’s wedding!”



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  1. TB @ Blue Collar Workman
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  4. Bog of Debt
  5. Eddie @ Finance Fox
  6. Kathleen @ Frugal Portland



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