In case you missed it, this week I guest posted at Making Sense of Cents (on weird and random ways I’ve made extra money) and Budget and the Beach (the pros and cons of working in the creative industries). You should totally head over to both and read them!
What else? Other things of note: I’ve finished up work for the year, and am looking forward to focusing on some blog admin, wedding/honeymoon admin, and plenty of R&R. T got his second tattoo (a steal at $550 thanks to a guy he knows, or something along those lines – a massive family crest on his arm. Luckily, he’s a big dude, so it works). We celebrated our seventh anniversary with a nice dinner out, in which I ate rabbit for the first time. Oh, and we went to a media screening of the Hobbit, and I’m firmly in the fan camp.
This’ll probably be my last link love for the year, so I wanted to send a little love to my top referrers for the year. Thanks Daisy / Jessie / Saving4Later / Chronicles of Debt / Sense to Dollars / Fabulously Broke.
2012’s best of
And my greatest hits this year were…
This week’s links
Endlessly amusing: Forbes on how to fake being a good worker. I too strategically make use of the ‘Sent from my iPhone’ line.
Some Ramit-flavoured job hunting advice over at Get Rich Slowly, along with email scripts for reaching out to people for informational coffees (“pick your brain” is the golden phrase, apparently)
Three common interview questions and how to answer them, at I Want Her Job
Cents of a Country Girl voices her biggest financial fears
Funny About Money talks managing irregular paycheques
If you had the choice, would you take a guaranteed but restricted income for the rest of your life? Punch Debt in the Face poses an intriguing question
Money After Graduation explains how her Christmas wish list has evolved over the years (along similar lines to mine, actually)
Hannah Katy is quitting Christmas in typical eloquent fashion
It’s been a pretty depressing week, all current affairs considered, so you might like the Yes and Yes take on staying optimistic in a troubled world
Anyone can stop dreaming and start doing, says American Debt Project
Traveling 9 to 5 rounds up 12 stunning beaches they visited this year. Slightly jealous
Finally, a wee shout-out to Weddilicious, a swish new tool for engaged couples to make their own wedding websites (finding one to make mine was a bit of a headache, so I wish I’d found this a few months ago!). I’m helping them out a little on the writing side, and am super glad they found me and reached out to me.