By: Revanche

Sunday Challenge Reporting (and link love)

May 16, 2010

Sound off!

Because my freelance income is irregular, I didn’t set increments of earning but I AM working like gangbusters to finish up the other half of a major project early.  Say, two weeks early just so I can log the income for this challenge. (Not cheating!)  While it means my eyeballs may fall out, that means I’ll have more time for other things like working on my Carnival of Personal Finance theme, or dogsitting toward the end of the month.

You know what would be really cool? If Adsense came through this month too.  It won’t ’cause I’m still a ways away from the payout threshold, but it’d be a cool confluence of events if it did.

This week my progress was incremental so the total now stands at $1,969.18 [39%]
How did you do?

{————Carnivals and Link Love————}

My thanks ….. 

to Madison of My Dollar Plan for including my post on Employment: The First Month in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance.

Be sure to submit to this week’s Carnival hosted by Tom of Canadian Finance Blog.

Check them out …. 

I didn’t have anything to submit to Debt Ninja‘s You know you’re a PFer when….  until this Friday when I tried to put my birthday dinner on my credit card because “I get 5% rewards, you only get 2%!”  Yep … classy!

Well-Heeled‘s discussion about our mutual obsession-that-isn’t hits the nail on the head: I have expectations for my future and paying close attention to my finances gets me there. It just makes sense.

But it does make me wonder if I should stop sharing my net worth updates – are they really necessary? I don’t need to be held accountable, I just use it as a personal reference but is there any real point to them? Do they have any value to this blog?  I usually ascribe to Stacking Pennies’s view that it doesn’t really matter as long as we’re anonymous.  And it’s true, I’m actually pretty comfortable with people who don’t know who I am knowing my numbers. It’s when they know me AND my numbers in a non-reciprocal way that’s a bit weird.

Little Miss MoneybagsCombined Finances post contained a gem that I’d never really considered before when mentally debating the joint versus separate finances issue (bold emphasis mine):

Peanut is paying off his student loans aggressively and as soon as I’m out of the grace period, I will too. By pooling our money and aggressively paying all of our loans in order of highest interest rate, we will ultimately pay less interest. We may only save a few hundred bucks, but hey, that’s something. Also, I’m benefiting from the education those loans got him. And he’s benefiting from the education my loans got me.

I want Rina‘s Mother’s Day brunch dishes All The Time. Go. See. Drool.

City? Country? ‘burbs?  Where would you choose to live if your job could just be there for you?  Simple Life in France guest posted and expanded further at the home site about this choice. I went with the ‘burbs for a variety of reasons, but one was that it was a compromise between the country and the city.

5 Responses to “Sunday Challenge Reporting (and link love)”

  1. Thanks for the link! It took me a while to figure out why it makes sense for us to help pay off the loans as a group–but the truth is, his education does benefit me and vice versa. It seems awfully petty to not help pay it off.

  2. Thanks so much for the link hun!!!

  3. Revanche says:

    @Ciawy, Cody and Candace: I’ve included you in this week’s update!

    @LMM: Of course! I love that thought – it totally makes sense but seldom is it thought of.

    @Rina: Thanks for the recipes! 🙂

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