Stories That Rocked My Week – #3

21 Feb

Oh Friday, where have you been my whole week? I’m jetting off to Vegas on Sunday night to visit my BFF and soak up the 70-degree rays with as much enthusiasm as this lizard here. Jealous much? I hope you have fun plans for the weekend, too!

Photo by snowgen via Flickr

Photo by snowgen via Flickr


Here are posts that brought sunshine to my life this week:

This post by Broke Millennial made me LOL despite myself. In fact, most of Erin’s articles are knee-slappin’ funny because she’s just so darn witty. In this post, Erin compares the excessive use of acronyms by both millennials and the finance industry. It will have you  ROTFL, guaranteed. 

I read Cat’s articles all over the place it seems, to the point where it feels like I’m stalking her (I’m not, Cat, I promise). Her post about credit card churning on BudgetBlonde re-peaked my interest in this practice. It still terrifies me but at least now it doesn’t totally stump me. 

Erin’s hilarious confessional at RedDebtedStepchild has helped me on the path of self-forgiveness for my own frugal follies. Read them here and here to instantly feel better about yourself, and then read Erin’s post because it’s better than those two combined. 

At SWAMFinance, Adam’s post about paying down a third of his wife’s student loan debt using a tax return is pretty awesome in of itself. However, it’s the motivation he describes to pay down the debt even faster that really resonates with me.

Grayson over at DebtRoundup highlighted the top home improvements you can do to make your house more valuable come resale. I was pleased to see projects we’re working on this year are included in the list. 

Brock at CleverDude gave me hope on the prospects of selling a few items on Craigslist. He was able to offload a homemade smoker made of barrels for $50 using the site, so surely someone will want my porcelain carousels and collectible Disney plates, right?

Cheers to a sunny weekend, folks!

10 Responses to “Stories That Rocked My Week – #3”

  1. Cat Alford February 21, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    Bahahaha stalk away!! Thanks SO much for sharing my post. 😀 I just looked at some cards today to plan for a possible Christmas vacation. Should be fun!

    • Kendal February 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      Very nice! I’m seriously considering opening a card to offset the cost of some July airfare that will otherwise cost over $600 for my husband and me. I plan to read up a bit more on the process of credit card churning. Who knows, maybe I’ll have a post of my own on the subject soon. Thanks for commenting, Cat!

  2. Daisy @ Prairie Eco Thrifter February 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    I have to say, I’m pretty jealous about your Vegas plans. It’s supposed to potentially snow here so I need some sunshine! Thanks for the reading material.

    • Kendal February 21, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      I so tired of the snow! It’s pretty the first couple times but after that, I’m over it. By January and February I want to relocate permanently to Arizona — until it hits 100+ there consistently and then I want to move back. Good thing I’m not picky, right? I hope you find some sunshine soon, Daisy. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Grayson @ Debt Roundup February 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I am a little jealous of your impending Vegas trip. I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for including my article Kendal, I appreciate the support.

    • Kendal February 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

      I think everyone living in cold-weather states should plan a vacation to somewhere warm in February. I’m about to go mad right now so this is the perfect opportunity for a getaway!

  4. brock @cleverdude February 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Oh sure…..go somewhere warm while I’m digging out of a massive snowstorm. I don’t think I could get to the airport even if I wanted to this weekend. LOL. Glad you enjoyed my post on selling my smoker, thanks for including it in your roundup!

    • Kendal February 21, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

      Haha! Yeah, I figured I wouldn’t make any friends by bragging about my upcoming trip. Please don’t hold it against me. 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  5. Broke Millennial February 21, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Aww, thanks so much! I love when an older post gets some new life with a pick up. 🙂 And thanks for calling me witty! Made my day. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Kendal February 21, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

      Yet again, I failed to notice the date of the post. Doesn’t matter — your witticisms are timeless. Have a great weekend!