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What Am I doing?
Well, let’s first start with a wrap-up of some of the big posts that happened this week. Last week, there was quite a frenzy over what I should do with $3,000, and then we revealed a big announcement, and then I argued for the size of my GINOURMOUS Emergency Fund. Then some people put my face up live on the Huffington Post (video included in link) to relive the agony of blowing through $100,000, and finally, I released part two of the Ultimate Budget Series, this one being about tithing. Phew, what an awesome week on the bloggity blog!
On the home front, this week was the week of selling stuff. Michelle started it off by selling her pink Huffy bicycle that she rode to college for a while when we first got married. It was a single speed, classis looking bike (think Schwinn style), with fenders and a cute basket. We bought it 5 years ago for $60, put the fenders and basket on it for another $20 – $30, and ended up selling it this week for $90! So basically we borrowed it for five years We also sold my car for what I was hoping to get, and that cash will go into the baby savings fund (as I talked about in a previous post).
Finally, we have been wanting to get rid of our wacky boxwood bushes for a while. The previous owners put them in a weird spot, and honestly, they are just ugly and in the way. They are healthy, decent sized bushes, so Michelle decided to do some research on what we could get for them. To our surprise, she found that they go for like $40 – $60 new! So we slapped them on Craigslist for $15, and had our first sale this week. A gentleman came over and bought 10 bushes for $150!! That’s crazy money for something I was thinking about tossing in the yard waste. Good thing my wife has more brains than I do
How was YOUR week?
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What’ I’ve Been Reading:
Every week, I do some reading on the web. I come across articles that are entertaining, educational, or just plain awesome. I think the readers of iHeartBudgets will enjoy these articles as well.
Club Thrifty – Freelancing is Making Me Fat
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – Estimated Quarterly Taxes Are Around the Corner Again
Evolving PF – Pulling Back the Veil on Our Daily Money Management
Frugal Portland – What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Buying a Condo
Modest Money - That Light Bulb Moment When You Start Paying Off Your Debt
Krantcents – Would James Bond be eligible for life insurance?
Saverocity - Drop Shipping For Manufactured Spend – An Experiment!
Mom and Dad Money – The Simple, Effective Approach to Investing (Part 4): Implementing Your Investment Plan
The College Investor – Reasons Why Investors Fail…and What To Do About It
Money Beagle - Home Improvements That Don’t Break The Bank
The Frugal Farmer – Why We Blew a Hole in Our Entertainment Budget this Month
Plunged in Debt – Excuses Are Just Going to Hurt You
Wealth Informatics - Closing costs explained: What costs are involved other than the mortgage?
Canadian Budget Binder – The Grocery Game Challenge May 27-June 2, 2013 #4:Shopping Hungry
Don’t Quit Your Dayjob – Personal Finance 101
And that’s it. Have a wondering week!