Link love (Powered by the written word and calls to action)

I really need to stop saying we’re househunting, and say we’re flathunting instead – if you’re my age and not actively planning your OE, it seems everybody thinks you must be on the path to that other classic Kiwi dream: home ownership.  I had to clarify this twice on Friday night – a night of good conversation, mental stimulation and a jolt to the system, really. By that, I mean I got a fresh kick up the butt and renewed inspiration for making my big goals happen. More on that in a future post.

The other highlight of my week was this lexicon in Nancy Ancowitz’s Self Promotion for Introverts (a short review will be coming up soon). SO. MUCH. TRUTH. Witness:

Term Extrovert’s definition Introvert’s definition
Alone Lonely Peace and quiet
Book Doorstop Source of comfort
Bored Not frantically busy Stuck making small talk
Free time Time for group activities Time to read until in danger of going blind
Home A place to invite everyone you know A place to hide from everyone you know

Can I get an Amen?

Anyway. To the links – a personal finance bonanza this week!

Krystal wonders when the time is right to take the leap into self employment.

Love this: You’re not debt free if you have debt (so simple, so obvious…at least you’d think so). Ninja demolishes the notion of good debt (car loan, mortgage) vs bad debt. Debt is debt, although personally I see it as a continuum, with student loans and mortgages towards the “better” end of the scale and consumer/car debt at the other.

Erika at Newlyweds on a Budget has spending envy.

TeacHer Finance on the evergreen topic of getting parental support in your 20s.

Paula of Afford Anything talks the “scuzz factor” and using it to hack financial and health habits.

7 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by the written word and calls to action)

  • Reply Stephany September 19, 2011 at 02:55

    Oooh, I’m excited to read your review on Self-Promotion for Introverts. I love any book that delves into the psyche of an introvert. 🙂

  • Reply Paula @ AffordAnything.org September 19, 2011 at 04:05

    Based on that list, I don’t know if I’m an introvert or extrovert! I’m agreeing with 3 out of 5 extrovert ‘definitions’ and 2 out of 5 ‘introvert’ ones. I guess that means I’m balanced!

  • Reply Karen September 19, 2011 at 06:20

    I’m interested to read your review on the book! With ‘bored’, I agree with both. When work is slow, I get bored. In a social environment, bored isn’t because I’m not frantically busy.

  • Reply Geek in Heels September 19, 2011 at 09:12

    I love that introvert vs extrovert chart! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply chipsforsupper September 21, 2011 at 08:21

    I most definitely have to read that introvert book!! It is not a doorstop!

  • Reply 100 in ’11: Gilmore, Ancowitz and Franzen | Musings of an Abstract Aucklander October 2, 2011 at 14:12

    […] no magic solution. I did enjoy her introvert vs extrovert lexicon (which I lifted a few lines from here), tips for public speaking (applicable to everyone) and suggested questions to ask in job […]

  • Reply Maureen February 6, 2013 at 04:07

    Amen! I wandered over here from the Billfold for this chart, and yes, it is dead on. I saw an article last week about how mental illness (such as a pleasure-lacking disorder called anhedonia) can be diagnosed via Facebook activity. It said “The study concluded that people who score higher on the social anhedonia scale have fewer Facebook friends, fewer photos of themselves, and take longer periods of time to communicate with friends than others.” All of which sounds like me, except I’m just introverted and very choosy about who I spend time with, not mentally ill. Anyway, I like how the chart makes the point that, essentially, one person’s sign of mental illness is another person’s means to maintain sanity.

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