This week, I lied about having a blog. I’ve done that before – once – to someone to whom I’m not close enough to confess to. But last weekend I got put on the spot by a good friend, and I instinctively said no. I’m definitely struggling with the semi-anonymity – I wouldn’t really care if he knew; I just don’t want to have to reveal it myself, if that makes any sense. And as blogging gains momentum over here (yeah…we’re a bit behind), I can’t help but want to put my name to eemusings. But the freedom to write without pressure – given that I write for public consumption all day long, Monday to Friday – is too good to give up…plus I still don’t want my blog to trump my Google results.
To the links!
Squirrelers tells us how to apply the Pareto principle to finances – eg, concentrating your effort where the returns are.
Rather than jumping from job to job, stick around and make your own luck by being in the right place at the right time, says Robb of Boomer and Echo at Give Me Back My Five Bucks.
As Little House writes, reality bites – and our ideals change over time.
How to quit your job with class, at FruGal.
Everyday Adventures cracked me up with this post on secret single behaviours. So true!
Revanche dishes out some levelheaded advice on getting ahead in the workplace.
Blonde and Balanced asks: Would you quit your job to stay home with the kids?
Makeunder My Life explains how she’d use $100 to start a business.
But don’t start a cafe with your spouse, as this Slate story warns.
Ginger outlines the pros and cons of working from home.
And finally, Penelope Trunk offers up finance tips for the self employed.