Oh, hey. Is the weekend really already over? How was yours? We put together IKEA furniture (yup, still buying it) and hung stuff on the walls and tried to play catch up. Johnny and I have been pretty sucky at this whole blogging thing lately. But lest you think we’re dwindling off the face of the earth, I just wanted to remind you about that one time when we had a crazy move. and a layoff. and a pet dinosaur. Or maybe just a seven-month-old.
But we’ve kept track of every cent of our budget this month, the cheap ($125 second-hand arm chair!) and the not-so-cheap ($300 Costco run?!). So there’s that. But until we’re back on track with posting and commenting (we’re readin’ every word you say), we’d like to hear from you.
So it’s time for a little show and tell. Except it’s all telling and no showing.
- Highlight of your weekend.
- Proudest budget/financial accomplishment in the last month?
- A Nigerian Prince wishes to send you a $5000 gift card to one store of your choosing. Which is it?
- Skim, 1%, 2%, or whole?
- I know we’ve asked this before, but it’s helpful: is there any specific topic(s) you’d like to see us cover?
We’ll go first.
- A rousing, three-hour game of cornhole (Joanna doesn’t like the name “cornhole” and wants me to put “toss” after it, but I’m not budging — cornhole.).
- Putting my big boy pants on by rolling over my old employer’s 401k to a Roth IRA.
- My brain says Amazon or Costco. My heart says the LEGO store. And in this case, the heart wins. Thank you, Mr. Nigerian Prince for the tens of thousands of plastic toy bricks.
- 2%. I’m not a big fan of cloudy, white water.
- How young is too young before you put your baby to work?
- Not dying driving home through the mountains in the scariest storm ever. Seriously, it was really scary.
- Being approved for my very own airline rewards credit card (I’ve had issues). And a friendly reminder on our feelings about credit cards here.
- J. Crew. It would be a welcome trip back to a store I haven’t allowed myself to step foot in since my irresponsible spending days.
- 1%. I was raised on skim, so this is my way of rebelling (I know, I’m pretty edgy).
- I’ve had an itch to run with this for a while: delving into the budgets of non-personal finance bloggers.
That’s enough from our boring fingers. Now it’s your turn!