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What Am I doing?
This week was a fun one for the bloggity blog. I popped up all over the net. First, I showed up over at Club Thrifty with my post about how to buy a used car like a BOSS! Then, J Money over at Budgets Are Sexy was inspired by my idiocy of wasting $100,000, and had his own story of how he blew $1,000 by age 22! WHOA! Finally, I got a calls from AOL’s Daily Finance on how to save cash money during summer parties. I told him to PUT IT IN THE BUDGET! And some other tips, but it was definitely a fun interview and I talked his EAR OFF about budget planning, saving, and how we get down in the summertime on the cheap!
At home, we’ve been steadily working through our to-do list, though we’ve been interrupted a million times by having WAY TOO MUCH FUN playing with our little man. All he wants to do is play basketball in the backyard, run through the sprinkler, and eat anything and everything in the fridge It’s been a blast watching him learn and laugh and just enjoy life, and has inspired us to enjoy the moment rather than always looking months or years ahead. I think we could all use a little slow-down time, and take it from me, it’s totally worth it. You list will still be there when you get back.
And on Friday Michelle had round 2 of her famous Naked Lady Party (don’t worry, this link is safe). It’s not what you think, it actually the world’s best clothing swap. We’ll have a write up on round two coming up on the blog soon. And finally, we’re preparing our backyard and home for a wicked awesome 4th of July party! We’ve got a ton of backyard games, the lawn’s all green, patio is set, and since we live in an unincorporated area of the county, we can light off as many fireworks as we want! I’ll make sure to give a sweet recap, and let you all know how much money we burned in the night sky.
And just for fun, after getting a bunch of pushback on Club Thrifty for my used car post, I wanted to post a “proof” pic of the mileage on my car. My car is an Accord, and I’ve got leather seats (albeit ripped), moonroof, power everything, decent power, air conditioning, and the thing shifts like a champ. And I get 30 MPG to top it all off. You’d think I would have paid $25k for a beautifully running machine like that, but that is not the case. My 1994 Accord cost $1,600, and has been a champ for over 4 years now. And here’s the original miles on the car:
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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 – Winning: How I am Paying for my Next Vacation with Credit Card Rewards
Debt Roundup – And This Is Why I Save…..
Money, Life and More – How to Destroy Debt Like It’s Your Job
Budgets Are Sexy – The Phone Call. – Scary stuff!
Stacking Benjamins – PLANNING YOUR FUTURE? SKETCH OUT YOUR GOALS
Eyes on the Dollar – Do You Sneak Snacks Into The Movies?
Canadian Budget Binder – Spending less: Kids’ birthday parties on a budget
My Alternate Life – How Much Does it Cost to Get Married? Part 1
Plunged In Debt – It Pays To Ask Questions. I Found $1,500!!
Wealth Informatics – Home staging tips to sell your home quickly from the perspective of a buyer
Saverocity – What is truly unique about about Passive Investing? Can we refine it and apply its principles better?
And that’s it. Have a wondering week!