Here’s a question for ya: What numbers do you know by heart? Your phone number, obviously (well, unless you are also known by the title of eemusings’ fiance). Your age. Your total of serious relationships. But do you know your bank account number? Your credit card number? Your IRD (or social security) number? You driver’s licence number?
I have all of those, except the last, stowed away in my brain. They’re pretty handy to have on hand; I even used to know T’s bank details by heart, but haven’t had to bust that knowledge out for a while. I even used to know the number of my eftpos card, because it’s what’s used to verify you when you call up my bank on the phone, but I so rarely use phone banking and those cards are so flimsy that I’ve been through too many since high school to keep up. Heck, I used to call up the ASB line in my telemarketing days when I wanted to look busy but couldn’t deal with actually making a call. Yep, I was a model employee. And now I think back and realise they probably were monitoring our dialled numbers on a screen in the back office. Whoops.
Bigger isn’t always better – Ninja lists a few instances when the opposite is true.
Newlyweds on a Budget blogs about facing up to her own debt.
Fabulously Broke shares the five stupid things she wastes money on.
Walk away if you want to love your job. Via MML.
Kevin walks us through acing an interview by making the most of your seemingly unrelated experience.
Rachel Hills on finding a mentor in the media industry.
Cheryl Yeoh compares the SF and NY areas and explains why she chose not to base her startup in Silicon Valley.
And a nice read on finding your path in publishing.
YES. “There’s such a fine line between being happy with what you have and striving for continuous improvement.” Like me, Laura at Stratejoy has trouble toeing that line.
Stephany recounts a darker side of high school.
Couldn’t agree more. Donna Freedman reminds us why it pays to check your spam.
When is it appropriate to lie to kids? At Perfectly Cursed Life.
If you have any experience with PCOS, you should talk to Caroline, who just got diagnosed.
It’s no secret that salads aren’t top of my list, but this Mediterranean version from Lisa is tempting my tastebuds.
Zucchini lasagne, courtesy of Not Eating Out in NY, sounds intriguing.
And finally, Cate shares a scrummy looking recipe for tomato parmesan risotto.