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I was just thinking about this again yesterday after running into someone from my last corporate job at the grocery store. I do not miss ironing my clothes for work and paying dry cleaning fees for my suits. I do not miss paying $100 a week for parking.
And I certainly do not miss my tiny cubicle. Just as you pointed out, there were constant interruptions and I would always lose my train of thought. Who ever invented cubicles should be shot. (kidding of course).
4 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 Benefits of Working from Home
Those are the cheapest first class tickets I have ever seen. Good for you guys for finding those, and not having to worry about those expensive luggage costs. Have a great trip! Will your dog be traveling with you too?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Why I’m Flying First Class Tomorrow
I love carving pumpkins as well. Your image of all those designs looks great. Thanks for participating today. We have a great group of bloggers on the list.
5 months ago on October Halloween $660 Cash Giveaway
Good for you for managing 2 jobs while going to school. The experience that you gain from that is extremely valuable, as I'm sure you know. I worked a lot during my high school and college years. At that time I rarely spent my money, except to buy a new car after graduation. But I know what you mean about when you have a lot of money coming in and you do not really think about the future. That happened to me later in life when I had a high paying job, with bonuses and travel. At that point I spent it as quickly as I made it without really thinking about my future. You are very fortunate to have gone through that while you were younger, instead of later in life, like I did. I'm sure it will help you a great deal.
5 months ago on I Used to Work 30+ Hours a Week in High School
My parents were always very good with their money. They definitely knew how to stretch a dollar and they saved well for their retirement. My father is of the "mind your own business" mindset, so he rarely gave us kids financial advice, other than when I was a kid and he made sure I saved my money in a bank account. I wish he had shared more advice. I do remember one little bit of advice like it was yesterday. It may not seem like much at all, but he came to visit me at a new house that I owned and I wanted to spend $500 to put a new tree in the backyard because it was so bare and needed shade. He suggested that I not purchase it as that money would be better spent elsewhere, and he was right.
5 months, 1 week ago on 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Let Your Parents Influence Your Financial Decisions in Your 20s
Excellent review! I love cards with no annual fee and this one seems to offer that as well as a great cashback bonus. Who wouldn't love that.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Reasons to Get a Discover it Credit Card
Very important considerations. I have two college degrees that I did while in my twenties, and since then I have taken night school courses. While many people do pursue a college degree at any point in their life, I personally couldn't see myself going back to school again.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Thinking about Going Back to School? 5 Things to Consider
Congrats on hiring another staff writer. I'm sure it will free up your time to do the other things you have on your list :-)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
Sounds like you had a lot of fun last weekend!
We had a great Labour Day weekend in Canada as well. It was finally hot and sunny all weekend. :-)
6 months ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
You guys are doing well in coordinating your income while allowing your husband to pursue his goal of becoming a doctor. While it is and will be difficult financially for a few years you know that ultimately you are both working towards an exciting future. I think I would find it more stressful if I were in a marriage where one worked all the time to pay for everything and the other had no interest in working, as I witnessed with a friend recently.
6 months ago on The Truth About Being a One Income Family
@DC @ Young Adult Money @TacklingOurDebt I have no idea how much your redesign would cost you, but what if you put that money towards going to Costa Rica instead? :-)
6 months, 1 week ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
We finally have a long weekend in common! The last big one for the summer. Enjoy your time off and have fun at the fair. And I agree, your web design is great the way it is right now.
I agree with what you are saying. Unfortunately there will always be slackers in every company that do as little as possible. And yet they still get paid at the end of the month just like everyone else. It use to really upset me, and the slackers I worked with knew it too. There are people that give 110% all the time and find ways to stay busy and there are those that don't care.
6 months, 1 week ago on 5 Ways to Stay Busy at Work
I love both noisecake and myawesomehouse. Those are great domain names, that if you ever have the time, you could probably do a lot with those sites.
As you said, you learned something new with every experience and that is really one of the most important things. Everyone thinks the most important thing is to make money right away, but building your experience, esp as young as you are, has allowed you to do very well with this blog, but I think this is just the beginning of your online empire DC :-)
6 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 of My Small Business and Website Failures
I knew a couple that honeymooned in Maldives. Very expensive but they loved it. Have a good weekend and Congrats on another win.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
My parents wanted us to live at home forever which felt strange, but they felt it was a good way to save money. I moved out shortly after my 23rd birthday to go to college for a second degree. From that day on I was on my own financially.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on When Did Your Parents Cut You Off?
Great list! I haven't tried any of these apps yet, but now that I have a new cell phone I will give them a try.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on 7 Free Must-Have Tools to Score a Bargain
I love your list under romancing for free. Going on a picnic or cooking dinner together, esp when you first start dating, can be so much fun and so romantic. My thoughts are that dates do not need to be expensive, they just need to be lots of fun. Money doesn't bring people closer together, but sharing good times and good adventures definitely brings people closer together.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Dating on a Budget
Good to hear you have your rental unit finished and ready to go. Hope the new tenant enjoys all of your hard work.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
Good tips DC ! Blogging does take a lot more time then people think, unless they only meant to post once a week or once a month and just do it for fun. Good luck with the giveaway!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on 3 Blogging Tips and an iPad Mini WIFI and $250 Cash Giveaway