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?
To the links, then…
If you haven’t already seen this graduation speech by Neil Gaiman, watch.
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.