Hi everyone. This week has been crazy for me. I literally feel spun. I have started a new job at work which is great but also very overwhelming as I still need to keep up doing my old job until my replacement is hired and trained. I also serve on a Board that is ramping up full swing after the holidays which is leaving me with little time to catch my breath. The house stuff, time with the hubby, other home commitments etc. are also on my radar and looming over my head. I am hoping to get a few moments to compose myself this weekend but I am not making any promises. I hope the rest of you get more of a chance to rest than me. I have tried to do some reading this week which I have highlighted below:
Great Reads From The Blogosphere:
- Despite 2012 being over, Invest It Wisely’s idea to fight the winter blues by giving to causes you believe in is a sure-fire way to ensure you’re on your way to a fantastic 2013
- Working to build your emergency fund? Confused about how much you should save and how you should go about saving it? Read up on emergency fund basics at Money Smart Guides
- If you’re currently balancing your debt payoff and savings efforts, Canadian Budget Binder highlights the reason why it’s important to get out of debt first before saving
- Are you a current student or someone who’s currently paying off student loan debt? If so, don’t miss YourFinancesSimplified’s guest post about whether or not student loan debt can hurt your credit score
- Finalizing your 2013 goals? Figuring out a budget and how to meet those goals? Don’t miss Boomer and Echo’s post that outlines a monthly financial checklist for each month of year!
- 90 is the new 70? Read Club Thrifty’s perspective on being able to afford living until 90 to see if you’re on track to live out your golden years in a financially stable way
- Dragging your feet on finally setting a budget? What are you waiting for?! If you need more incentive, check out I Heart Money’s 5 reasons to start a budget for 2013
- Having a hard time keeping your resolutions? Worried about missing the mark completely? Read See Debt Run’s post about how to handle an epic failure for some much-needed inspiration to keep yourself on track
If you are new to PET or haven’t gotten a chance to read all the articles in the past, here are few archives you might enjoy
- How to make your own clothes
- How to conduct an effective family financial analysis
- How much money can you live off of?
- 4 traits of successful people
- How to haggle for a bargain
Hope you have a great weekend.