Link love (Powered by sand and Sal’s Pizza)

Guys, it’s February. I don’t even know how that happened.

But 2014 hasn’t been too shabby so far. Things could always be better, but I’m not complaining. How’s it been for you?

It’s been a busy blogging week around here. I guest posted over at Null N Full about life in New Zealand (and hosted a guest post by her on her top 5 impressions of Aotearoa) as well as at Enemy of Debt about frugal travel hacks that have backfired on me.

Also, thanks to Figuring Money Out, who included my RTW budget recap in this week’s carnival of personal finance

To the rest of the links!

I always enjoy Her Every Cent Counts’ insights into startup life, and this week’s glimpse into SaaS biz specifically was a gem

Lindsay just wants to meet a normal, well-adjusted guy – but apparently that’s a tall ask

Jessica dropped $7k on travel and hasn’t even got a lousy shirt to show for it 😛

Carol Tice sheds the light on a lucrative freelance niche most writers overlook

On Brazen Careerist: You’re mediocre, and here’s what to do about it

This is a poignant tale about the misery of job hunting, in which an interviewer took pity on the narrator and gave her money to go and buy a suit. I must admit I do enjoy that thrilling world of possibility that you get a glimpse into when you browse job listings, but actually having to job search? NOT FUN. Also, I’ve never owned a suit and hope that never changes 

The Atlantic explains the lives of 27-year-olds, in charts

Hilarious and mostly true (YMMV)! The unwittingly attractive things men do

This couple has travelled for 13 years with their kids – definitely not my jam, I wouldn’t be comfortable with such an unstable existence (they rely a LOT on the kindness of strangers) but kudos to them

Probably more relevant for the rest of us: Buzzfeed’s 9 unconventional ways to travel (many of which I’ve done)

Scandinavia has never held much appeal for me as a place to live (mainly due to the climate, how depressing would a winter there be?!) so this look at the downsides of this region in Europe had me hooked

As for the downsides of living in NZ, if you’re a regular here, you’ll know I’ve covered them over and over again. That said, this Twitter thread from my stream this week was too good not to share…





There were many more – the full conversation is here.

4 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by sand and Sal’s Pizza)

  • Reply Mo' Money Mo' Houses February 1, 2014 at 18:16

    Thanks for the link love and that twitter feed is hilarious. It honestly still baffles me that most of the US doesn’t allow gay marriage. We’ve had it since 2005 here in Canada and everything is just fine.

  • Reply Revanche February 3, 2014 at 06:53

    But but.. If we’re being honest, WE’RE really irreligious and foulmouthed…! 😉

    • Reply eemusings February 3, 2014 at 09:40

      Religion was one thing I never wanted to bring up with ANYONE in the US just in case. I know most of my blog buddies are fairly liberal but that doesn’t always translate to non-religious and I’m always surprised at how many bloggers I read actually do attend church or believe in God, which often slips out on the blog at some point and makes me do a double take.

      • Reply Revanche February 3, 2014 at 19:35

        Haha that’s a good point. To be more accurate, irreverent about religion tends to be more the case than non-religion. And then I tend to think those (not bloggers, blowhard American taking head types) who use religion to beat their agenda drums don’t count as religious either simply because we’d be hard pressed to see how they practice their purported religion. But it is true, a UK expat commented that he’d never seen such a religions obsessed country given the circumstances. I’d have to agree, we supposedly have separation of church and state but religion is a huge issue politically.

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