Know what I hate? Smug posts about the two months where you get an “extra paycheck” and all the things you can do with that money.
It so doesn’t apply to me – or most Kiwis.
I pay rent weekly, as do the vast majority of people. I get the worst of both worlds – paying my biggest single expense weekly, while getting paid monthly. Thus, every so often – like in March – rent takes up an unusually big portion of our spending pie.
(That said, at least this way I actually noticed our most recent tax cut – which amounted to something like $15 a month – whereas I probably wouldn’t have with a weekly or fortnightly paycheck.)
It wasn’t always this way. Both pay day and rent used to happen weekly. Then that changed to income fortnightly/ rent weekly. Then it evened out to both being fortnightly (albeit on alternating cycles, which was hella annoying). And finally, to monthly/weekly.
The higher up you get, the less frequently you get paid, AMIRIGHT?
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If you haven’t already seen this graduation speech by Neil Gaiman, watch.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/38593312
Is 8 really the peak age of US girls’ leadership ambitions?
Kiwi Jack Tame ruminates on the shock of encountering the antiquated US financial system (limited Eftpos? Chequebooks? Five days to clear a transfer?)
One kick-ass graduation pep talk, at Brazen Careerist.
Krystal lists some signs that it might be time to look for a new job.
A Big Life on jealousy – the thief of joy.
Sense to Dollars on some extremely overhyped travel destinations.
Daisy shares some simple ways to simplify.
Obsessions of a Workaholic on the things that make her feel like a writer.
Starting over isn’t so bad, says Shiftless and Lazy.
Stephany Writes learns a few lessons about herself while on holiday.
Cordelia is no longer whoring out her dream.
Untemplater has a great interview with entrepreneur Ryan Ferrier.
Emily Jane opens up about anxiety.
Caitlin at Stratejoy blogs about perfectly imperfect marriage.
As does Sheryl Paul at the Huffington Post in What Is Love?