Link love (Powered by jandals and excessive cake intake)

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…

Personal finance topics I’m so over

So you want to be a writer

On authenticity in blogging

Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em

 Motivation: Saving vs paying down debt

Things I’ve learned from travelling alone

What to do if you’ve been burgled

If staying childless is selfish, so is procreating

Entitlement – is it really just a Gen Y thing?

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.

Wishing you well for the holidays (we showed it to those Mayans, eh?) – may full bellies and warm fuzzies be yours.

4 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by jandals and excessive cake intake)

  • Reply Sarah Von December 23, 2012 at 13:33

    Thanks so much! Flattered to be in such good company!

  • Reply Budget & the Beach December 24, 2012 at 04:52

    Thank you for your guest post this past week! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Country Girl December 24, 2012 at 16:31

    I am in The Hobbit fan camp too. I’m glad I paid the extra for 3D. Thanks kindly for the mention ­čÖé

  • Reply Mo' Money Mo' Houses December 25, 2012 at 08:39

    Loved The Hobbit, more than I thought I would. Though I feel like they used the exact same soundtrack as LOTR. Whatever. Have a great Christmas!

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