Well, my mom is here. Apologies must be made in advance because we may not be the most responsive over the next week or so as I do my best to make sure she doesn’t learn about our personal finances – or the blog! And by that I mean being a good hostess. =) I’m not that evil.
And while I’m being a good hostess (IRL) for mommy dearest, I hope that we are serving as good hosts here for you at our little corner of the internet. We hope that you like what you are reading – and invite more of you to join in the conversations that we’re having in the comments, too! And if you find yourself coming back here… why not just go ahead and sign up to have our posts emailed to you? Or delivered fresh to your RSS reader? Click on the lovely colorful box links to the right… we’re also on Facebook and “the Twitter”.
Love From Others
- Thanks to 101 Centavos for including Pork Belly or Sausage in his Mid-Week Fish Wrap: The Mediocre Wages of Academia. The comments on this one are pretty good if you are interested in reading about educator pay and motivation! Also – a separate thanks for the compliments on the PoP subheader. We’ve included a new Kitty PoP shot just for you! And for Makin’ the Bacon. And L Bee and the Money Tree… since you all complimented Kitty PoP in one form or another this week.
- An an old ping-back finally made its way through the vast wasteland of the internet where it has been traveling like a lost soul for the last month and a half. Many thanks to the College Investor for including the tale of our Refinance Trainwreck in the Yakezie Carnival: Olympics Closing Ceremony Edition. (See I told you it got lost!)
- Mo Money Mo Houses and Club Thrifty both also liked the question that we asked as I was stressing about my mom’s imminent arrival – How Much Does Your Family Know About Your Money? It’s in the Club Thrifty VIP Club, and Mo Money’s September Link Love along with a lot of other good reading.
Love For Others
- If you haven’t yet seen this post on Getting By On $1,000,000 A Year, read it. Lifestyle inflation can be a dangerous path to go down.
- iHeartBudgets talks about how he likes to give money a name in How the Latte Factor Works in Real Life. He talks about how he and his wife “named” their accounts to help them when they were adding up little amounts to make some big progress on debt and savings goals.
- Corey at 20′s Finances wrote about how His Wife Voluntarily Took a Pay Cut. Similar to Mr. PoP when he took a minimum wage job, Corey’s wife took less money in the short term to go with a job that she had more long term growth opportunities. Way to think for the long run, and we wish you the best!
And since no one can say it like Porky, I’ll leave the closing remarks to him today.