Link love (Powered by the winter blahs)

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As tagged by Revanche.

  1. What’s the best thing you’ve purchased or been given in the past six months?

New handbag. SO overdue.

  1. What’s your favorite snack? (No one gets to say fruit.)

But I love (some) fruit! Probably not my favorite, though. Honey roasted peanuts, then. Or any form of chips.

  1. What form of exercise do you hate the most. (“All” is a perfectly acceptable answer.)

Let’s go with all. Particularly any form that involves equipment/machinery.

  1. If you could afford/manage to live anywhere, where would it be?

Right where I am, only owning instead. (A crash pad in NYC wouldn’t go astray, either.)

  1. What’s the geekiest hobby or pastime you have?

I don’t know, tracking my money?

This week’s links

An astute blogger recently noted that she knows of no couples with a female breadwinner that are 100% okay/happy/comfortable with that. And with the recent implosion of the only other couples I know who also fall in this category … well, this piece on the dilemma of the powerful woman resonated

We can’t afford to buy in our cities; that doesn’t make us entitled millennials

Such wise words by a commenter on this piece about knowing when to quit: “There are 3 components of our careers, the work we do, the people we work with, and the money we make. We need to be happy with the majority of these things. ”

Lots of good stuff to dig into in this series on the future of work

Sometimes it’s nice to have nice things

It’s okay to love money

Storytelling vs staging your life (on social media)

I’m too old for wayyy too many things

4 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by the winter blahs)

  • Reply nicoleandmaggie August 23, 2015 at 09:50

    DH and I have traded breadwinner status across the years. (Right now we’re making about the same amount, though I guess technically I’m only at half-pay this year so he’s the breadwinner.) It seems to work pretty well because he just doesn’t care that much about money other than his allowance (that he manages). I’m happy when he’s making money because we have money and I was happy when he wasn’t because he has taken on more responsibility at home. He’s a good guy.

  • Reply Clarisse @ Reach Financial Independence August 24, 2015 at 13:09

    I just ordered a power bank online because for me, I badly need it, especially that my phone’s battery immediately drained. I’m trying to evaluate my needs and wants.

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank August 24, 2015 at 22:59

    I honestly hate crunches as I find it very hard to do, but I gotta do it. That said, I love doing planking and push-ups, focusing on my shoulder, chest, and core.

  • Reply middle class August 29, 2015 at 07:49

    Interesting link to the powerful woman post and I can see it as mostly being true. However, Jennifer Garner wasn’t really the more powerful breadwinner in her relationship with Affleck.

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