Link love (powered by fires and rain)


  • The other week I went to my first ever No Lights No Lycra session. Basically, you get together in a public hall, turn the lights off and dance to music for an hour. Sounds weird but it’s incredibly fun! Look for the Facebook group if you’re interested.


  • I realised I’ve been undersalting food all my life and only now am I really starting to understand what a difference salt makes to a dish (no surprise, I’m a far superior food critic than I am a cook)


  • At all of my jobs (minus the first) my boss has either left, or gone on parental leave at some point. I inevitably get asked if I’m going to apply for the position – and in every case I’ve had no interest in doing so. Not quite sure what that says about me and my aspirations.

This week’s links

7 fresh ways to save money with heart

The privilege of chasing your dreams

When your romantic partner isn’t holding up their end of the bargain

A fascinating read on class and politics in the Trump era

Money => security => easier to save money

27 lessons about money

(Mostly) free ways to show love

Life lessons from growing up poor

Good vs bad reasons to quit

10 things to know about work by age 30

Banking happiness for tough times

Finally, I’m way late on the party to this one, but for anyone who feels they’re falling behind:

“Most of our unhappiness stems from the belief that our lives should be different than they are. We believe we have control — and our self-loathing and self-hatred comes from this idea that we should be able to change our circumstances, that we should be richer or hotter or better or happier. While self-responsibility is empowering, it can often lead to this resentment and bitterness that none of us need to be holding within us. “

4 thoughts on “Link love (powered by fires and rain)

  • Reply Nicoleandmaggie May 28, 2016 at 11:22

    Thanks for the link!

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank May 28, 2016 at 13:54

    Glad you enjoyed the No Lights No Lycra session! I hope I can attend the event.

  • Reply Mel @ brokeGIRLrich May 28, 2016 at 14:31

    Thanks for the link love! And No Lights No Lycra sounds awesome!

  • Reply Broke Millennial May 28, 2016 at 18:43

    You salt comment made me chuckle. I’m a hot sauce girl myself (almost any kind) and cover almost all my food with some version of spice. Probably speaks to my cooking skills as well…

    Thanks so much for the link love!

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