I'm officially in my new apartment and am finally back in the ATL. Yay! Over the last few days my family, friends and I made good progress unpacking and getting the place in order - almost all of the boxes are unpacked and its starting to feel like home. And on Monday I started my new "job" - same company completely different role and project so its like starting all over again.
Now that every thing's at least livable until I get motivated to finish unpacking I've started feeling guilty for neglecting my blog for the last few days so thanks to my new neighbor for letting me "borrow" their wi-fi, don't worry the cable guys coming tomorrow to set up our internet so I won't have to continue "borrowing", I was able to catch up on my blog reading.
Since today is the day after the big Tax Day - I hope everyone's filing went well - I'm very glad I filed mine several weeks ago so I didn't have to add any more stress to the moving time. Kevin @ No Debt Plan and I apparently share the same thoughts about taxes.
Thought I'd share the highlights from my blog reading:
I also liked Kevin over at No Debt Plan post that reminded us all that accumulating wealth shouldn't be your #1 end all goal in life.
Mom at Wide Open Wallet shared about how she and her husband got off on the right foot.
Ginger @ Girls Just Wanna have Funds questions why anyone would give up a 401k match -- I have to agree with her. I love my 401k match - its like a 3% salary raise, I can't understand why some of my co-workers turn that down.
Pinching Copper's Seb shared why he loves Mint.com -- personally I'm a wesabe.com fan because you don't have to provide any of your account info, you manually upload so I feel like my security is more secure. Either way I highly recommend using some type of tool to track your monthly budget - otherwise how do you know your expenses and your savings.
JB @ Get Rich or Die Trying shared about his Pretty Princess Party --- okay don't worry about JB really it was about spending money to live and the Princess Party was for his Step Daughter. I'm glad he shared because I have some news to share about how I just spend money...I'm still trying to get over the sticker shock. I'll give you all the details tomorrow about this purchase.
Living Almost Large posted a very interesting post about Social Status and Dating. I have to say I'm really ton, I'm one of those double standard women I guess. I've always joked that I want to marry a man who wants to be a stay at home dad so I can continue my career with a single minded focus and have some one take care of the kids, the house, and all those little details but at the same time I think I might loose respect for a partner who's' not as career ambitious as I am no matter the job or the pay rate of his chosen job. Its definitly food for thought -- thanks Living Almost Large for keeping me up at night debating this in my mind!
And last but not least Johnathan at Master Your Card shared some Government Credit Card Bloopers -- this would have made a wonderful Monday's Money Funny.
Since I should have my internet connection set up tomorrow I plan to get back to my regular blog schedule. Until then I hope you enjoy some of the post from my friends over at PFBloggers.