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What Am I doing?
I’ve been M.I.A. for a few weeks, and finally got back into the swing of things this week. I got back from vacation on Monday, and spent the next few days catching up on emails and all the other junk that piled up while we were gone. Michelle and I spent a few days in Orlando on credit card points, and were able to have a true vacation, including relaxing and putting away technology for a few days. And though I hate cable with a passion, we did visit our favorite vacation pastime of watching hours of HGTV in the hotel room. What a great getaway
Earlier this week, I start my Credit Card Review series with the Chase Ink Bold and Ink Plus review, which happened to be during small business week. Yesterday, I signed up for the sweet bonus of 60,000 points before the deal went back down to 50k. I got a “pending review”, so I called the “reconsideration line” to get my review expedited. They’re closed on weekends, so I’ll be calling back on Monday to ensure I get my card approved, and start working toward the minimum spend to get my $1,000 worth of travel points
This weekend was fun, as we got some great weather on Saturday, and got to make use of our backyard patio that Michelle installed. We invited some friends over for a great meal, and enjoyed the fresh air. Here’s an “arty” pic I took of the setup (sorry if it gives you vertigo).
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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 – What the “Red Wedding” Can Teach Us About Money
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff – Property Empire in Our Future?
Krantcents – Stop the Government from Stealing My Retirement!
Saverocity - How many frequent flyer miles do you have, and how many should you have? – My fav. Read of the month!
The College Investor – Should You Be Investing In Tablets?
Frugal Portland – Why I Always Pay On the First Date
Plunged in Debt – Our Current Investments
Wealth Informatics - Home buying tips in a fierce seller’s market : How to win as a buyer in seller’s market
Canadian Budget Binder – Green landscaping with optional goat rental
Eyes on the Dollar – Excuses or Choices?
Frugal Rules – How Much Things Cost According to a 6 Year Old
Don’t Quit Your Dayjob – Want to Be a Better Investor? Ask Your Wife!
And that’s it. Have a wondering week!