Tag Archives: best of the rest

Best of the Rest: Happy Birthday To Me Edition

I’ve been waiting almost a year for this, but it looks like I made it to my birthday weekend again (actual birthday is on Sunday)! I’m headed to Vegas with the wife for the first time, it should be a lot of fun.

I’m off to be a responsible personal finance blogger and gamble. Gambling is a smart money move, right?

I love gambling (though I don’t enjoy losing). What’s your game? Any tips for me?

Enjoy these articles while I’m gone.

How My Part Time Job Became My Passion via Making Sense of Cents
When to Start Saving for a Mid-Term Goal via Evolving Personal Finance
What Would You Do?: I Won One Million Dollars!!! via Money Life and More
How the New 401(k) Disclosure Fees Are Providing Clarity to my 401(k)…Kind of via My Journey To Millions
How to Save Money: Even Your Milk Money Counts via 20s Finances
No-Cost Refi Complete: 5 REALLY Annoying Things I Had to Deal With via Darwin’s Money

I was featured in the following carnivals this week:

Nerdy Finance Carnival at Nerdy Finance Carnival
Yakezie Carnival at Kylie Ofiu
Y & T’s Weekend Ramblings at Young and Thrifty
Canadian PF Happy Hour at Canadian Personal Finance
Carn. of Financial Camaraderie at My University of Money
Wealth Artisan’s FinCarn at Wealth Artison
Totally Money Carnival at James Petzke: Graduating with a Surplus
Carnival of Retirement at Life Insurance by Jeff
Carnival of MoneyPros at Making Sense Of Cents
Carnival of Financial Planning at Broke Professionals

Best of the Rest: Baseball Season is Here!

After a long, cold winter (not really, LA is beautiful year round), I finally get to welcome back my first true love, baseball. I just can’t get enough, so I’ll be spending the next hopefully 7 months watching 120+ Yankee games, which sounds like a wonderful use for 420ish hours of my time.

This year will be a little different as I’ll be on the west coast for my first full season, where games starting at 4pm PST interferes with my work schedule. My plan is to sign off of social media between 4pm and 10pm each day so that I can go home and watch the games on my Roku as if they were live. No spoilers please!

Check out these great articles:

Two Takes on the Magic Retirement Number (via Bargaineering)

Responding to When Someone Calls you Cheap (via My Journey To Millions)

Best Cash Back Credit Cards (via Free Money Finance)

Could You Go Without a Car? (via Thousandaire)

I was featured in these carnivals recently:

Totally Money Blog Carnival at Stupid Cents
Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My University Money
Festival of Frugality at One Smart Dollar
Carnival of Retirement at Passive Income to Retire
Carnival of MoneyPros at Beating Broke
Yakezie Carnival at Watson Inc

Best of the Rest: New Apartment Edition

Last week, I signed a lease on a new apartment in Los Angeles. I’m very excited to be moving in to a place of my own, though I did have a great 8 1/2 months at the future in-laws. The new place has 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and a brand new kitchen, which Lauren is a big fan of. We’re starting from scratch, and all the furniture and supplies are not cheap!

Today is a big day, we’re having our living room set delivered, a bed delivered, the Internet and cable tv services installed, and the finishing touches are being put on the new cabinets in the kitchen. And then we’re hosting our first dinner tonight!

Here are some great posts from this past week:

What is the 403(b) Retirement Plan – Overview via Free From Broke
Tax Benefits Available to Higher Earners via Bargaineering
The Battle for Our Security Deposit, Part II via Fiscal Fizzle
10 Reasons You Should Have a Side Business via Thousandaire
A Guide to Filing Your Lending Club and Prosper Taxes via Social Lending

And I was recently featured in the following carnivals:

Yakezie Carnival at 20 and Engaged
Carnival of Retirement at Money Q & A
Canadian Finance Carnival at Canadian Finance Blog
Carnival of Financial Planning at Frugal Zeitgeist
Financial Carnival for Young Adults at 20’s Finances