I feel like the white rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “Oh dear, I’m late.” This Messy Money Minute is long overdue. We are nearing the end of the fiscal year at work and it has been cuckoo crazy bananas.
But I am here now and have some updates.
I recently watched the documentary Happy. I learned a lot about happiness and realize that I could use a little more happiness in my life (who couldn’t?) so I have been working on things that will contribute to my overall happiness. I’m on a happiness mission. We will see how that goes.
In the Pursuit if Frugal I shared that we had cut the cable. It has been a bumpy ride for the family and we have not been coping well and the threat of a mutiny is real. I am ashamed to even write that we are struggling with cable withdrawal, it is such a “first world problem.” We have not brought the cable back and I have asked them to give me more time to find suitable alternatives. My family has given me a week to figure it out. Not kidding. This is not helping with my happiness mission.
And neither is this:
I was saddened and shocked by the events in Quebec and Ottawa this week. We have visited Ottawa once and it was a beautiful city and I can imagine that there must be a dark cloud hanging over it now. When we were there we stayed at the historic Chateau Laurier right beside the parliament buildings. The kids loved it, and we felt like royalty. We will be going back in March for an international hockey tournament. No Chateau this time though.
On to Blogging Things…
The Messy Money Minute
A few weeks ago, I decided after much deliberation to post my net worth. I wanted to join in the fun and was added to Rockstar Finance list of blogger’s net worth. People really want to know this information! It is now the most visited post on this site and I think I will need to provide regular updates and progress reports. Not a bad thing I guess.
In case you missed it, I had my first guest post published a month ago at Canadian Budget Binder. I talk about thoughts about fashion and as usual how I don’t quite fit in. If you haven’t seen it check it out. One of my favorite TedTalks is featured at the end. I hope there are more guest posts in my future.
Messy Money Cleverness
My story of how I was Ripped off by a Nun resonated with people and it was featured as a clever post of the week at Clever Dude and as one of the money saving masterpieces at Art of Being Cheap. Many thanks.
Don’t you just love that word? Well turns out Femme Frugality is also a fan of German Words to Use in Your Everyday Personal Finance Conversations over at Aspiring Millionaire, inspired by my post on Schadenfreude.
Proof I am a versatile Blogger.
I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award at Couple Money. You can find 7 weird things about me here. Couple money has started recording financial podcasts on a variety of subjects and with others from the blogging community. I read these blogs and “hear” their blog voice then I listen to the podcasts and really hear their voice = mind blown. Maybe I am just weird.
Did I miss anyone? If so, please let me know so I can include it in the next minute. A million thanks to everyone above. I appreciate your support.
Posts That I Enjoyed
Two posts I have read in the last few weeks that have changed my life.
1. Emma Lincoln’s post, Our Living Room is a Storage Unit spoke to me. If you have not read it yet – I recommend you pop over and check out their bold decision.
2. Over at Early Retirement Extreme, this Guest post: Can anyone retire immediately? nearly made me call into work and quit my job. This post should come with a warning.
Coming up on Messy Money
- I think that discovering the concept of financial independence has ruined my life.
- An update on my “Happiness Mission.” I wonder how it is going to go since my life has been ruined by item 1.
- I get to play the 6 word game with some other bloggers.
- I will be co-hosting Financially Savvy Saturdays with BrokegirlRich and I will be hosting the Yakezie blog carnival on November 16. If you are a blogger and want to promote your posts please consider joining in.
Stay tuned for these and other exciting developments.
Thanks for visiting.