It’s Friday. I’ll spare you the Rebecca Black music video, even though I really want to commiserate with someone because now it’s going to be stuck in my head. Fridays rank #2, only slightly behind Saturday. There’s just something about the anticipation for the weekend that makes every Friday great — even if Sally drops a potted plant off the kitchen table or throws a first aid kit in the toilet. Not that either has ever happened. It’s been a looooonnnng week.
As far as what we’ve been up to lately, here’s what we’ve recently written over at DailyFinance:
We’re actually going to be practicing what we preach from the $20 hotel trick article when we head to Vegas next weekend for a mini-getaway with family. We’ll let you know how it goes.
If you’re a Breaking Bad fan, Johnny, along with come of his coworkers, launched a Walter White bobble-head into space. If you haven’t seen the video, you can check it out below. It’s pretty sweet, if I do say so myself.
- What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year?
- On a scale of 1-10, how are you feeling about your 2014 budgeting so far?
- How did you become interested(ish) in personal finance?
- Choose one: Reading Rainbow or Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood
- What topic(s) would you like to see covered on OFB?
We’ll kick things off.
1. Gravity or The LEGO Movie. In fact, if they remade Gravity with LEGOs, I’d go see that, too.
2. 7. The budget is there, but we’ve had some majors lapses in expense tracking. But thanks to our trusty net worth tracking, we know we’re still mostly on track with our savings goal for this year.
3. When I opened my first lemonade stand as a kid. I loved earning, counting, and saving my money. But it took a Dave Ramsey book to realize that I also enjoyed researching and discussing the topic.
4. So hard. So so so hard. This might be our hardest yet. My LeVar Burton admiration is well-documented. But Mr. Rogers was my dog. I wanted to have a cardigan sweater so bad. I can’t decide. Don’t make me decide. Please.
5. 10 Ways to Make Bank off Your Cat. Something like that would interest me.
1. The Fault in Our Stars. Loved the book. Loved the movie. Cried. The end.
2. 7.5. I would like us to be at about a 9, so we’re a point and a half off. We didn’t know I was going to quit my job this year, but we’ve still done pretty well with hitting our savings goals each month. There’s plenty of room for improvement, and I hope the second half of the year is the time for that.
3. Johnny started it all for me. Seeing how excited he was about budgeting made me excited, too. Sorta. But then seeing our savings growing and our debt vanishing pushed me over the edge into the world of personal finance geekdom.
4. As a bookworm, I have to say Reading Rainbow. I liked Mr. Rogers’ in theory, but he could never hold my attention quite like LeVar. Fred needed a cool earring, a better theme song, and some charisma.
5. Welp, Johnny and I have a few fun topics we’re gonna discuss in the next couple of weeks, which I’m excited about. I don’t want to spoil it, though. Stay tuned!
And now, it’s your turn. As Sally says these days, “Go, go, go!”