Link love (Powered by faulty tech and early dawns)

I was super excited by Quickflix launching in New Zealand, especially with the free introductory month (where you put in your credit card details, of course, so they can nab you should you forget to cancel before your time is up) and introductory price of $9.99.

However. The range is crap. The new releases are $6.99.

We pay for Sky TV (the boy’s choice). We can already get new releases for $6.99 on there. Some months we put the movies package on, when there are good films showing. In terms of price and offerings, Quickflix doesn’t really seem to offer anything more.

What I want is up-to-date releases at a decent price. Is that too much to ask?

What is Netflix like, dear Americans? I hear it’s the bees’ knees. I can’t even browse the Netflix site to see what I’m missing out on, because it detects how decidedly un-American my IP address is.

Blast from the past

New feature! Every month I’ll highlight some of my fave posts from the same month in previous years.

One year ago I ran my first 10k, pondered a certain money mindset I’ve observed among the perennially broke and mused on the great balancing act of life

Two years ago I was thinking about the perils of living out your life online, and what it would be like to live on my own.

Okay, now to the links!

MONEY

Cents of a Country Girl recounts her adult financial journey in Money through the Ages.

BrokeTo shares some of the silly things she’s done to save money.

The Financial Blogger talks us through the costs of blogging for a living.

Similarly, Alexis Grant shares the different ways she makes money online.

A lovely post from Revanche on marriage and moving to joint finances.

Finally, thanks to Canadian Personal Finance for including my post (Personal finance topics I’m SO over) in this week’s carnival of personal finance.

WORK

Berrak may not have a degree – but that’s not holding her back.

Untemplater asks: how much of a payout would it take for you to leave work?

TeacHer Finance on lessons learned from crappy jobs.

Lost Gen Y Girl shares career lessons learned from the Hunger Games.

Great advice from Michelle Asp: Worry less about what you’re saying and more about understanding what’s being said to you.

Passion never earned anybody a paycheck. At Life Without Pants.

LIFE, etc

A handy post at WordPress on how to turn your blog into a book.

Jill at Stratejoy pens a love letter to her body.

Shannon asks if marriage is more than a piece of paper.

From Grow: is social media making you a lazy communicator?

Great resources here at Yes and Yes – how to stay smart.

Loved this from Blue Milk on happily ever after in marriages.

Aloysa shares five tips on surviving life in ghetto suburbs.

I’m not one to talk about other countries’ politics, but had to share this from right-winger Rachel on the Republicans and Planned Parenthood.

Nicole is Better on how to turn jealousy around.

Way to make me feel old, Kim! Perfectly Cursed Life recounts some pop culture milestones that I guarantee will have you shaking your head.

FOOD

Pasta-free eggplant lasagne, via Funny about Money.

Iowa Girl makes orange-glazed poppy seed muffins.

And Stonesoup whips up a no bake chocolate peanut butter cake.

Happy Easter, everyone! I’m still to make any plans – what are you doing?

4 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by faulty tech and early dawns)

  1. Thanks for the mention! I used to be a Netflix user in the early days but they were totally penalizing me for being a frequent renter and would make me wait forever to get new releases. I figured this out because my colleague also had a subscription and she would get the new releases immediately and it took me sometimes a month! So I got PO’d at Netflix and switched over to Blockbuster. It was nice when Blockbuster had stores in town to get rentals on the spot as an extra member perk, but all their stores are gone where I am now. They’ve been great through mail though.

    I suppose I’m behind the times though as I still do my membership as dvds by mail and not with on demand streaming. I guess I’m old fashioned that way! :)

    -Sydney

  2. I love this – what a great round-up! I particularly need to check out the money blogs.

    Oh and yes, NetFlix (as they call it here) does nab you! I signed up, forgot about it and haven’t even used it…and I just noticed they’ve been taking almost $10 out of my account every month!

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