One day too late, but worth the wait! Sort of. The past week has been extremely busy, so I couldn’t devote as much time to my blog as I wanted to. With most colleagues returning from their yearly holiday my team was firing on all cylinders again. Finally! Having a slower period at the office is nice, but it gets boring pretty quickly.
The upside? When you don’t have time to enjoy your hobbies, chances are you also won’t have time to spend any money. That’s why I believe I can make the 60% savings challenge of the Dividend Diplomats this month, even though I had to sell some spare Super Nintendo games to boost my income a little bit – don’t worry, I have over 200 games left.
As I wrote earlier this week, I can’t wait for August to end to find out my actual savings rate. My first month of living on my own has been great so far. My free time in the evening has increased by 50% because I now live closer to work, which is just spectacular. The financial side of things also seems to work out great.
Sadly, the weather hasn’t been up to snuff this summer. Even though some of us are looking forward to autumn already, I really could use a bunch of sunshine in the next couple of weeks. Because of the constant rain I’ve neglected my running routine. As a result, hitting my 20km goal for this year will be hard.
Because of the bad weather, I made sure to rekindle some friendships over a nice dinner and drinks this week. Meeting up with university friends is always a little bit awkward, but fun nonetheless. It’s also great to find out that everyone is doing well after setting out on their own.
This past week I was also pleasantly surprised by Debt Debs’ story about debt and lifestyle inflation. It’s one thing to realize the mountain of consumer debt you’re in, but a whole other thing to actually face it head-on. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Debs.
Another great personal story that needs to be shared is one by Steve from Kapitalust. In A Story of Shame and Resentment he tries to connect the dots between emotional decision-making and money. Apart from being very personal, it’s also an excellent thought-provoking and inspiring article.
Personality, of course, is key to personal finance. That’s why Erin from Journey to Saving decided to reintroduce herself to the community. Name, face, the whole shebang! While I can’t do the same because of my job, I think it’s great that people find the confidence to put themselves out there and are welcomed with open arms by all of us.
To wrap this post up, I would like to thank you guys for a fantastic week on the blog front. I’ve seen a big spike in readership and engagement in the past few days, which truly means a lot to me. The insightful and supportive comments on my most recent articles are totally worth the time and effort I put into No More Waffles. Again, thank you.
Have a great weekend!