Welcome to the Weekly Quick Hits Roundup!
If you’re new here, every week I write a weekly wrap-up of things that were going on here at Young Adult Money, a few personal updates/thoughts, and finally a few posts I read this week that I thought were worth sharing.
We also have our giveaway roundup every Friday. This Friday there are 110 giveaways listed this week that end today (5/23) through next Thursday (5/29).
Happy Friday everyone!
I’m excited for the 3-day weekend here in the USA. My wife has tremendous work ethic so will be working her weekend job on Monday morning so I will probably try to grind out some blog work while she’s at work.
Here are some updates, thoughts, and more:
- I’m on a first-name basis with some of the city council members, as well as the city engineer and others at public works. More on that in a post in a couple weeks.
- I talked in the past about how I was considering purchasing a tablet. While I decided against purchasing one, I’m still really interested in where technology will go with tablets. Some of you may have seen that Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 and it seems like the most viable alternative to a laptop to date. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if most laptops end up looking and functioning similar to the Surface 3 a few years from now.
With that being said, the price tag is going up: $799 is the lowest it will be priced, and that’s for only 64 GB of storage. If you want more you can pay up to $1,949 for the top model with 512 GB of storage, an Intel Core i7 processor and 8 GB of RAM. Not in my budget, that’s for sure!
- Careers and Jobs – As I’ve been looking into the next step in my career, I’m starting to notice that hiring managers want it all. Practically every job I’m applying to either requires or prefers a masters degree, years of relevant experience, and an intermediate-to-advanced level of technical skills.
I actually started thinking again about getting my masters. They aren’t cheap and I would want to be 100% sure I would be able to utilize it to get a higher-level job, thereby making it pay off from a ROI perspective. For now I won’t be getting one, but it’s clear that employers are going to give you an advantage.
One last note – I’m in a “competition” of sorts with other bloggers for page views over at FeeX. If you don’t mind checking out and clicking over to one or all of my following posts I would greatly appreciate it:
- How to Retire Early
- How to Make More Money at Your Day Job
- 8 Lifestyle Changes That Can Save You Lots of Money Over Time
We were also interviewed on Mint – head on over and check it out.
Below are the posts we published this week:
- On Monday I shared 5 Drawbacks of Freelancing and Consulting.
- On Tuesday Shannon shared 5 Steps to Plan for Major Life Events.
- On Wednesday Cat shared The Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Finances.
- On Thursday I shared 5 Things Young Professionals Should be Doing (But Probably Aren’t)
Posts of the Week:
As usual, here are five posts from around the blogosphere that I enjoyed:
- Cat from Frugal Rules asked Should You Do Business With Friends?
- Brian from Luke 1428 explained Why I’m Quitting My Job To Be A Stay At Home Dad
- Liz from Budgeting for More shared 5 Tips for the Newbie Couponer
- Alexa from Single Moms Income created a useful list of 50+ Legitimate Work From Home Job Opportunities
- Daisy from Prairie Eco-Thrifter asked Diversify Side Income Or Specialize?
How was your week? Any plans for the weekend? When was the last time you interviewed for a job?
Photo by Sir Mildred Pierce