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Hey everyone! I’m currently indulging in a House Hunters International binge-watching fest – I love almost all of the House Hunters shows (House Hunters regular, International, Where Are They Now?, Renovation, Tiny House) but House Hunters International is definitely one of my favorites. It feels like I’m traveling without even getting off the couch 🙂
That said, isn’t it funny that people still want super modern amenities even when moving abroad? Okay, so I’m actually watching an episode where this couple is looking for a medieval castle, and the husband is complaining about the “house” not having a microwave. Dude, they didn’t have microwaves back then. You can add one.
Anyway, I hope you’re having a stellar Saturday! I used to do Weekly Updates a while ago, but decided to bring them back because Weekly Updates make me accountable to reading all the other awesome blogs out there. See, with my Weekly Updates, you get a little me + a lot of other interesting stuff from other bloggers!
In Case You Missed It
This week on Sunburnt Saver, I participated in Dear Debt’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour. The other blogs participating in the tour are amazing and you should definitely check them out (I’m tweeting them all out on Twitter), and basically in my post, I share the thoughts of depression I’ve had dealing with debt.
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I might be a personal finance blogger, but I don’t have paying off debt, or saving for retirement down. I wish I had it down and could give you the magic secret to paying off debt and saving for retirement on a small salary, but I don’t. That made me feel awful for a while, but then I embraced my Millennial-ness and said #YOLO – to a degree!
Paying off debt and saving for retirement is important and the responsible thing to do, but it’s never worth your health – mental and physical. We’re more than our debt.
On to a lighter subject, I do share some secrets on earning more money at my last post, the number one secret to getting clients as a freelancer! This post is based on everything I’ve experienced over the last 3 years of freelancing, and I’ve been able to leave a full-time job following this advice. I think you’ll find it pretty useful 🙂
In this section, you’ll find all kinds of posts I found interesting throughout the week/two weeks – not necessarily related to personal finance 🙂
One Spouse, Two Cars, Three Houses, Four Jobs by Financial Samurai – in this post, Sam from FS shares what he’s found to be the “perfect” number of spouses, cars, houses, and jobs depending on the type of life you want to lead. Plus, he shares what’s worked for him.
It’s an interesting way of thinking what’s “right” for your life – two cars or 4 jobs (or even 10 jobs!) isn’t right for everyone, nor is necessarily practical. For other people, one spouse might not suffice (none or maybe 3’s a charm might be better for you!), and others are happy with the mantra “one spouse, one car, one house, one job”.
I don’t really know what my “numbers” will be – I’m assuming and hoping for one spouse my whole life, but as for cars, houses, or jobs? Who knows! I love freelancing and want to be my own boss forever, but what that looks like could change. How about you?
The AirBnb Experiment by Abandoned Cubicle – Ever since B and I started kicking around the idea of renting out one of our guest rooms (yeah, we have two! The benefits of no kids and infrequent guests!), I’ve been doing a ton of research into what it’s like to be an Airbnb host.
For the most part it seems… okay, but a little weird to have a stranger in our house. And what if they like to yodel or sing really loudly? That would be weird, but a great story! Anyway, at Abandoned Cubicle, the AC’ers are doing it a little differently: they’ve bought a whole vacation home to rent out on AirBnb!
I love how they have everything calculated out to make sure they make a return on investment (ROI) – it’s super important to not go into buying a house to rent online blindly, because if you don’t have renters/guests, you can be really hurting when it comes time to pay the mortgage.
The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich by Pinch of Yum – yes, breakfast sandwiches. I LOVE THEM!! I’ve been on a croissant kick too, especially for breakfast. Croissant, egg, and Morningstar Sausage Patty? Mmm, my jam! Yes, vegetarians can make yummy breakfasts too!
I love this recipe even more because you can add guacamole, pepperjack cheese, pretty much any delicious goodness and make this breakfast sandwich even more delicious (and probably fattening). Luckily, it’s the freakin’ weekend, so let’s get outside and walk off that sandwich!
Hope you enjoyed this weekly update of all things Sunburnt Saver and around the web! Did I miss a cool post out there somewhere? Share it with me in the comments!
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