Hi everyone! Looks like I disappeared on Saturday, huh? Well, it turns out I actually forgot to set the publish date for my post in WordPress, and just kept it ‘saved.’ Didn’t realize this until Sunday morning when I thought to myself, hmm, haven’t gotten any comments on the Saturday post… wait…
Lo and behold, I hadn’t published it. So without further ado, your delayed gratification Saturday weekly update! 🙂
In the Land of Sunburnt Saver
I’m going to stop mentioning the weather for a bit, particularly after I saw Denver’s high was 5 degrees on Wednesday… all right, all right, 70s is okay! I’ll take not seeing fall leave changes in exchange for some nice weather, weather you can actually go outside and enjoy! 😉
If you missed it, on Tuesday I briefly covered meal delivery services and whether or not they are worth it, in terms of money and time. I’m still on the fence about meal delivery services – I think I would do it occasionally for variety, but not sure if it would be a long-term option. Head on over to the post and let me know what you think!
On Thursday, I tried to channel my inner-creative and find some fun (and frugal) fall decorating ideas from Pinterest. I definitely found some great ideas, even stuff that this completely un-creative person could do! 😉 However, what I learned from all your comments is that it’s not so bad to still have college posters on my wall – I’m not the only one! 🙂
Around the Web
A round up of awesome personal finance posts I read this week – my favorite part of the weekend!
1. Alexa from Single Moms Income does an incredible wrap up of why you should have and how to start an emergency fund. Seriously, this is a comprehensive article on all things emergency fund. Check it out even if you think you’re an e-fund expert, like I did! 🙂
2. Although I’m not married, I found Magnify Money’s A Married Couple’s Tricky Dance between Taxes and Student Loans to be incredibly helpful. For anyone who uses income based repayment plans (which I cover here), it might not actually make financial sense for you to file jointly with your spouse. Check out the article for more information – I learned I won’t be filing jointly any time soon!
3. Connie from Savvy with Saving found a great resource from Amazon – have you ever bought something from Amazon and then its price dropped a day or two later? Did you know you could ask for a price difference refund? Me neither! Luckily, Connie did the hard work of finding out how to get a refund. If you’re a frequent Amazon (or even infrequent) shopper, check out her post!
4. Will from First Quarter Finance must be my brother from another mother, because we are both singularly obsessed with constantly staying busy. We also love waking up early to get things done, and become productivity-zombies in the afternoon. His post, I Can Work 15 Hour Days Using 10 Productivity Hacks for 5 Reasons combines everything I love in posts: lists, productivity hacks, and working smarter, not harder. 😉 Check it out if you’re interested in boosting your productivity, or are just curious on how Will does it!
5. Last but not least, I won’t give away Sarah from the Frugal Millionaire’s secret, but her post ‘One Simple Way to Save Time and Money’ is spot on. Check it out if you’re interested in saving time or money (preferably both!) and want to live a simpler life. Also, her blog is awesome, so you should check it out for that reason too!
Have a great rest of your weekend!