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 93 giveaways listed this week that end today (6/6) through next Thursday (6/12).
Happy Friday everyone!
Here are some updates, thoughts, and more:
- Rental Income – My wife and I were elated when our renter renewed their lease for another year! Such a great feeling of not having to go through the process of finding another one for the next year.
- Interviewing/Job Search – Ongoing. I’m being very picky with the next position I take. Within my company alone there are a number of positions I could see myself taking. I wish I could say more about it at this time, but can’t because the process is ongoing.
- Balance – I received mixed reaction from my post Why a Balanced Life is Overrated. I still like the idea of “seasons” more so than balance, but I also have to admit that I’m looking at it through the lens of someone who does not have children.
I think putting children in the equation changes things. I think kids need as much balance and stability as they can get. Part of the reason I don’t want kids right now is because I want to focus on my career, personal development (mainly for my career and side hustles), and other priorities in my life (such as spending time with my wife). Not that you can’t do all these things with kids, but having kids obviously impacts your life and ability to embrace opportunities that require imbalance.
Below are the posts we published this week:
- On Monday I explained Why a Balanced Life is Overrated.
- On Tuesday Shannon shared 3 Money Practices that Ruin Relationships.
- On Wednesday Cat shared What’s the Most Cost Effective Trip: Cruise, Road Trip, or Plane?.
- On Thursday I explained How Complaining Saved Me Thousands of Dollars
Posts of the Week:
As usual, here are five posts from around the blogosphere that I enjoyed:
- E.M. from Journey to Saving had a moving and motivating post in Pushing the Boundaries
- Travis from Enemy of Debt asked How Much Does It Cost Businesses To Allow Credit and Debit Card Payments?
- Deb from Debt Debs had some great analogies in Curve Balls – When You Are Hit With Unexpected Financial Events
- Nikki from Debt Busting Chick laid it out in Being Transparent: The Truth About My Debt
- Raquel from Practical Cents shared My Story: From Renter to Homeowner
Tell me something good that happened this week! Any big plans for June? If you have kids, did it change the way you view balance?
Photo by Sam Howzit