Happy Friday Everyone. I hope you have all had a great week. I ended up getting sick which slowed me down a bit but I seem to be better now which is good because the busy schedule has continued. The best thing is there is light at the end of the tunnel; I will be leaving on vacation next week and won’t be back until late April. I can’t wait. I need a break badly as you know. Between the Board, the two jobs, and to do’s at home, I have been burning the candle at both ends for a while now and reaching the point of burn out. My pal TB over at Blue Collar Workman is going to be happy because I will finally be getting some rest and sleep. Plus I know you all are tired of hearing about how tired I am.
My hubby and I are heading to South East Asia for the second time. This time we will be traveling through Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. We are quite excited and I will have many stories to share when I am back. Simon from Sustainable Personal Finance, my dear friend, will be managing the site while I am gone so nothing will change for my readers. I will have a great line up of articles for you as always, so there will be plenty of conversations and discussions to participate in during my absence. I will be rounding all of your sites when I return to catch up on what I miseed. I promise!
Cheers and thanks to all of you for your readership. I love getting to know you all more and learn from you. Do take care while I am gone.
There were as always great reads out this week which I have highlighted below:
Good Reads From The Blogosphere:
- Looking for a way to reduce your grocery expenses? Don’t miss Canadian Budget Binder’s on reducing the grocery bill from $1,100 to $600 for some great tips
- Do you ever suffer from debt envy? The Single Saver has a great post about how the financial efforts of others can sometimes mess with your head
- John at Frugal Rules lists some of the things that make him scratch his head–such as why do cats always land on their feet when they fall?
- They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. Do you imitate these habits of the rich that Freedom Thirty Five Blog has listed?
- Still need to file your taxes? Don’t miss Scott’s post at One Smart Dollar about maximizing your return by having a Health Spending Account
- Tonya at Budget and the Beach thinks we’re moving too fast and recently found herself longing for the simple times
- Back on the subject of taxes, The First Million is the Hardest has a good list of dumb things to spend your return on
- David at My Two Dollars proves that you can find good bargains that are worth the money at the dollar store
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.
- 4 Ways To Keep Your Spending in Check
- Getting Motivated to Save
- Staying Healthy Saves You Money
- 5 Ways to Energize Your Body While At Your Desk
- Trimming Your Food Budget Trims Your Waistline