This is going to be a bit of a everything post, so bear with me.
I have largely stopped doing spending reports. There are two reasons why I’ve become disenchanted with them:
1. They’re not that interesting, both for the writer (me) and the reader (you)
2. They’re never super accurate. At least, not on my end. I try my best to track my spending to the penny, but I have a hard time doing that accurately when I spend in cash. I am probably usually only a couple of dollars off, but lacking accuracy bugs me.
I still track spending in my head. I know that I spent $20 at Shoppers yesterday for mascara and vitamins. I know that I ate lunch out of the office four days out of the five I was at work (woops). I know that I paid for parking once at school and my gas was $10 more than it normally is because of the exorbitant increase in prices. I also spent $19 on a Groupon for unlimited yoga for a month, which I’m so excited to use after I am out of school this semester.
Spending reports might crop up if I had a particularly spendy week, but I don’t feel as if reporting them on WLGYL is adding value to my life, finances, or blog, so for now, out they go.
Link love, and blogs that I enjoyed
In any case, I’m sure you are indifferent, but I hope you’re not indifferent to these wonderful links. There was a TON of good content in the finance and lifestyle blogospheres this week, so I had a hard time narrowing it down.
My friend Serendipity is giving up procrastination. I don’t know about you, but when I read posts like this it really lights a fire under me to do the same. It’s so motivating!
Marissa from Thirty Six Months gives readers some tips on saving money in university. I sort of blew it and moved out when I was 18, in my first year of uni. This has caused a lot of financial stress and it’s taken me way longer to complete my degree than it should have
John from Married (with Debt) has a great post on making a debt budget. I love all of the spreadsheets and it makes my type A heart flutter a little. This is part of a series, called 10 Rules to Eliminate Your Debt and Change Your Life.
Untemplater had only a thousand great posts this week, so it was hard to pick one to link to here, so I’m not going to. I’m going to link to the homepage and you can have fun reading. And please, do. The site is very inspiration. My favorites were Sydney’s posts about job interview tips.
Wealth Informatics discusses anchoring. It’s an interesting concept and an interesting post.
Cait from Blonde on a Budget discusses how her passion has helped her budget. I have a lot in common with Cait, I think. We both love reading, we’re both vegetarians, for largely the same reasons. Plus, she’s a BC girl, so that just means she’s just that much more awesome
Aloysa from My Broken Coin talks about a retailers worst nightmare. The scenario she describes is one that I’m familiar with, and it’s a bit of a nightmare.
And, regarding milestones. My fellow Canadian friend, Cents of a Country Girl, has turned 1! Happy blogoversary, girl! Below Her Means is in the black (go you!), and Melissa from BrokeTO threw in the freelancing towel because she got an awesome new job.
There were a thousand other great blog posts on the blogosphere this week, so here are some blogs I have been enjoying this week:
- Step Away from the Mall
- Smart Money Focus
- Prairie Eco Thrifter
- Balancing Money and Life
- Free Money Finance
- Along for the Journey
- Money Reasons
- The Dollar Disciple
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