Anyway, this week was another great week in PF blog land, and as Jordann mentioned on Twitter, there's just so many great posts and so little time. Thanks everyone for linking up some of my recent posts lately! I've been finding a lot of great posts through Twitter and new blogs, it's so hard to keep up. Twitter is awesome in a sense that you can learn more about people and interact with them much more quickly than just blogging/commenting. It definitely feeds my instant gratification addiction. Anyone else addicted to Twitter?
Where I've been this week:
- My guest post on SAFTM, The Fine Line Between Being Generous and An Idiot was featured on Wise Bread last Friday!
- I guest posted on Money After Graduation about Salary Perceptions and Its Effects.
- I participated in the Yakezie blog swap and had a lot of fun swapping blogs with Edward Antrobus for a day - I discussed How to Overcome Financial Conflicts with Your Partner.
- I'm also working on 2 other projects that step outside of the world of PF and into my other huge interests:
- Fashion - I'll be contributing on Chic Darling with some other blogger gals!! So excited about this, since I need an outlet to feed my more creative side.
- Fitness - Working on another project that involves my passion, health and fitness! I'll let you guys know when it's up. I wish I could blog full-time...I'd love my job!
This past week, I also received a 60% scholarship to the last law school I was waiting to hear back on. I'm still in the middle of figuring out what to do, but I'll share a separate post on this topic... it's way too long! Thanks everyone for helping me out so far and listening to this whole saga. It's crazy how many decisions I've had to make just within these past 3 months!
We also did not get the condo we put an offer on. Remember how we offered $180k and list price was $167k? Obviously we were beaten out by cash, again! The universe is telling us it's not meant to be. At this point, I've gone through a lot of disappointments this year but I'm learning that it's because the timing is just not right. I'll accept that. For now we (errr, just BF since I'm quitting soon) will continue to keep saving for a down payment and I'll just focus on school.
I went to visit my dad and stepmom yesterday and had prime rib and jumbo shrimp! My dad and I were talking and I learned something new about my family history. My last name starts with an I, but apparently my grandpa changed our last name from starting with a Y to an I because he was tired of being the last person to get his paycheck. Apparently they got their paychecks in alphabetical order. I can't believe I just found this out. So cool right?
PF Link Love: Fave Reads of the Week
I've been babbling for too long... here's what you came here for!
Why Debt Repayment Schedules are a Load of Crap by My Alternate Life
Stay at Home Mom vs. Returning to Work: A Cost Analysis at Girls Just Wanna Have Funds
How to Simply Your Life by Add Vodka
A Perfectly Imperfect Marriage at Stratejoy
Getting a Second Job? by Making Sense of Cents
The Best Beauty Product in the World is Free by Budget and the Beach
The Effects of Student Loans on Credit Score by One Smart Dollar
Paying Off Student Loans (CONGRATS!) by Cult of Money
15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy by Step Away From the Mall
Broke, Desperate and Being an Idiot by Work Save Live
Dare to Share Your Passion by Blonde on a Budget
I'm Over Financial TMI by So Over Debt
Should You Buy a New or Used Car? by See Debt Run
Top 10 Financial Decisions Every Young Professional Should Make by Young Professional Finances
Creating New Revenue Opportunities Through Buying Established Websites by Modest Money
What to Do While You're Unemployed by Money Ning
Minimalism is Not for Me by Bog of Debt
Criticism by EEMusings
Can You Afford to Work? by My Money Design
Why I Took Out a 401k Loan by My Broken Coin
How to Win Scholarships by Money Life and More (a great read before you read my How to Negotiate Scholarship Money post!)
Why I Love Yard Sales by Your Life for Less
Why I Buy From the Farmer's Market by Frugal Portland
The Harsh Truth About Your Money by Money in the 20s
Tips that Will Help You Live a Better Life by Tackling Our Debt
Get What You Want by Travis at Care One Credit
Success Habits You Should've Mastered Before Finishing High School by Joyful Self Manager
I'm Sorry but I Don't Condone Illegal Business Practices by The Happy Homeowner
Stop Being Obsessed With Saving Every Penny by Dollarversity
Should You Stay in a Controlling Relationship? at Creative Money
I Am You at Positively Positive
Personal Finance GIFs: I'm a Blogger Edition (LOL love these) by Money After Graduation