Hey everybody, Happy Friday!! First, I would like to explain why EOD feels like a ghost town this week. I have only posted one article, which was on Monday. I have recently had the opportunity to learn just how valuable my laptop really is WAS.
Not all of it was because of my laptop though. To start the week off I had an exam to take on Tuesday and I needed to ace it to keep an A for the semester, so needless to say I spent the weekend, all day Monday, and some of Tuesday studying to make sure that happened. Wednesday I said, “I need a break, I’ll post on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to make up for it.”
That’s when it happened. MY LAPTOP DIED!
Okay, well it didn’t actually die, but you may as well say it did, because it is no longer connecting to the internet. My laptop is my lifeline to Enemy of Debt because I have two kids. One is almost four and could take Curious George down in a race to see who is more curious, and the other runt is six and a half months old. Baby Noah happens to be teething right now so he is not as happy as his former self, but it is pretty understandable. This has thrown his sleep schedule all out of whack, as well as mine, as he has woke up in the middle of the night VERY frequently—for hours.(No need to pull out the violins—I signed up for this trip and wouldn’t exchange it for the world or 50 million dollars.)
My laptop enabled me to be ANYWHERE, and still stay on top of things here at Enemy of Debt, while still being able to watch my awesome Rug-rats. This week has been very hard as I have not been able to sneak away to my office location and be able to watch them both. To make a long story short, I am hoping to get my connectivity issues squared away this weekend so that next week I will be able to get back on schedule. I have a lot to share with you.
For now take a look at some of my favorite posts from around the blogosphere in the last two weeks.
P.S. For those of you interested in hearing about my weight loss journey, I am hoping to share something with you on Saturday. I have joined a 5 man team called Beefcakes, to try and lose the most weight (the healthy way of course) in a 3 month period. Stay tuned!
P.S.S. For all you stay-at-home-moms out there, I look up to you! How do you do it, and are men capable of doing it AS GOOD? LOL I have come to realize that taking care of the kids is much harder work than a 9-5 job.
This is What Perseverance Looks Like – Budgets Are Sexy
How to Boost Your Saving Power – PF Firewall
Food: The Connection Between Your Money and Your Mouth – Devil in the Details
You know you’re a PFer when…. – Punch Debt in the Face (“…someone asks to see your Bible and you give them The Total Money Makeover”)
Ignite Your Passion & Business with Danielle LaPorte’s “Fire Starter Sessions” – Man Vs. Debt (I love when Baker does videos)
The Loss of Personal Finance – Dink’s Finance
Does Money Buy Happiness? – Fiscal Geek
Cut Cable TV and Still Watch TV On the Cheap - Money Help for Christians
Keep Your Car From Being a Money Sink – Green Panda Treehouse
The Joys of Boredom – Engaged Marriage
How to psych yourself into saving money – Fickle Finance
More Parents Using Kids As A Co-Signer – Financial Press Gazette (Parents: You should be ashamed of yourselves!!)
Should I sell my stock after it’s lost 50%? – Wealth Pilgrim
104 Past Due – Don’t Waste Your Marriage – Past Due Radio (Interview with Dustin from Engaged Marriage)
Index Funds and ETFs: Get the Ticker Right – Oblivious Investor
The Relative Cost of Things – Canadian Finance Blog
Under Water? – Joe Taxpayer
The Energy Within You – Evolution You
The Five Most Common Barriers to a Passionate Life – My Super-Charged Life
Hiring Day Care vs. Staying at Home – Better Parenting
Carnivals I Participated in This Week
Best of Money Carnival – Hosted by Eliminate the Muda
Carnival of Personal Finance – Hosted by My Dollar Plan
Festival of Frugality – Hosted by Prairie Eco-Thrifter