In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.
This girl HUSTLED and made $500,000 in scholarships before she went to college which more than paid for it, and then some (she’s taking a Masters and a PhD). She started at 13…
…and what the heck have I been doing with my life!?
Oh wait I know, being part of the PF blogosphere makes everything so skewed it makes you all crazy, as Jordann of My Alternate Life points out in this post about student debt: Am I average?.
(Thanks to reader Lila for the original link located here!)
I am reading about Martha Stewart’s $2000 beauty routine and hearing her voice as I am doing it.
Umm.. why don’t we have this wonderful Finnish Baby All-in-One Box concept in Canada too?
Speaking of babies, in Canada it costs about $20,000 to have IVF (in vitro fertilization) but if you want to go the surrogacy route, it could go up to $150,000 and is borderline illegal if you pay someone to carry your baby as a surrogate.
Hat tip to Morgaine for passing that cute baby box link along!
For the love of money. This guy got the point where he didn’t think $3.6 million dollars in a bonus was enough money, although this might just be a really American thing as well.
An excellent read.
As much as I love money, talking about it and spending it (obviously!) it truly isn’t everything. It can even make you suicidal.
Hat tip to eemusings for the first two links!
I’m always confused if I am considered a Millennial or not. According to Holy Potato, I am an Echo Boomer.
A label although I will very kindly leave “spoiled beyond belief” and “unique-and-as-beautiful-as-a- snowflake” out of this description of myself.
Are dream jobs really overrated?
Personally I think what’s wrong with this “dream job” title is that people have very unrealistic expectations of what it entails. not the fact that people want a dream job and are always searching for it — that is something that I believe in because if you’re spending 40+ hours a week some place, you better damn well enjoy it.
There’s work involved, even if it looks sexy, easy, glamorous or fun.
Behind it, is 10-20 years of hard, back breaking work, tears and sweat to get to the point of it being a “dream job”.
I speak from experience, currently working MY dream job which frankly, pays well when I do work.
It also gives me a lot of free time which is the reason why it’s my dream job; I am less concerned about working to the bone and then dying filthy rich on a pile of gold coins than I am of missing out on life itself.
Did I ever imagine this would be my ‘dream job’ when I was younger or even in school? Not at all.
Did I think a ‘dream job’ would be shopping all day, doing nothing and basically lazing around? YES.
But that was unrealistic, and so are our expectations of what a dream job is.
What people need to do is wake up and smell the roses, and then find their dream job within what is possible out there.
A job is still a job.
That said, why not choose something from the list of the 100 Best Jobs in the U.S..
(Just don’t offer me work and expect me to work for free or for a low salary.)
(Hat tip to Fig for the 100 best jobs link)
This is one of the simplest posts on why success is not found in having debt, no savings, but lots of fancy homes, cars or toys.
Just check out the final result!
A great teaching resource / tool for younger kids especially.
…with that said, coming as no surprise to ANYONE (least of all myself), Retail Therapy actually exists.
I’ve accepted long ago that the cost of being female is a necessity for me. It’s also just a lot of fun.
I even wrote a post about this entitled: The Price of Beauty and Why We Buy
Nancy Etcoff, the study’s lead author and associate researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital told ABC news that […..]
‘The women were judged as more competent, likeable, attractive and trustworthy.’
[…..] but trustworthiness – or honesty – soon suffered as cosmetic looks became heavier.
‘When they got to the more dramatic make-up looks, people saw them as equally likeable and much more attractive and competent, but less trustworthy,’ comments Etcoff to the news site.
Okay this is officially the coolest thing I’ve seen in math in a long time.
It’s how Japanese kids learn how to multiply, using a diamond grid of sorts.
It’s easy, and kind of fun… you’ll be multiplying like a mofo all day, I swear. I’ve been taking old receipts and testing it out with all kinds of numbers:
The zero works in between when you multiply, but you should be aware that if there’s a 0 at the end, you have to add it to the end of the numbers.
4 hours and 33 minutes distilled down into a 3 minute video of AWESOMENESS. It looks so real….!
OMG. Toilet paper rolls turned into art. I so.. soo want to try my hand at this.
Are you a good liar?
Find out in this 5 second test:
(For the record, I am not a good liar. This has been apparent for a while now.)
No need to convince me! I’m not having any spare bedrooms if I can help it.
This is what I can look forward to as a new parent. Goodie.
Here are my 3 favourites:
Just as I thought. Sky-high hooker heels are not that chic.
*looks approvingly at her mid-heel Blahniks*