Well it has been one heck of a week. After returning from my business trip, I had to buckle down and spend every free moment preparing a paper for my class. This class has been the most stressful and demanding class since starting my masters program. I’m confident it will pay off in the long run, but man is it a pain in the ass today!
Just over a week ago, I launched my BookCrossing project. Thanks to J. Money and Broke Millennial it was seen by a lot of people. Even though I couldn’t really spend anytime online sharing the new post – it was by the busiest week ever on SeeJackSave.
With all that attention I felt pretty good – good enough to tell you about my last $40 and a the self-promise that kicked off my journey towards financial independence. It a story I’ve kept to myself for years…but I feel empowered now that I’ve shared it. The best part about hitting rock-bottom is there is only one direction to go. Up.
Thank you to J. Money and Broke Millennial for sharing my BookCrossing post and thank you to everyone who everyone who stopped by, commented on it and sent me supportive messages. I promise – I’ll be responding to everyone now that I’ve finished my paper.
Because of my class work, I’ve not been reading as much as I normally do, however I did eyeball a few gems. Here is a collection of great reads for the coming week. Make it a good one!
- In a report recently made public, the Canadian Government find that the “Canadian Dream” is a myth and that middle income families are living well beyond their means…pttf, PF’ers have been saying that for years!
- Grayson explains why extra income is important at Frugal Rules. I couldn’t agree more!
- A great article on Slate about why despite his success, Steve Jobs wasn’t as wealthy as his “opposition” at Microsoft. This article says two things to me…one, Jobs was impulsive and passionate about his creation. And two – he was worth $11 BILLION when he died, who gives a shit if someone else was more wealthy. He could do just about anything he could image – why would he need anymore?
- J. Money spreads the word on the “PF Score” – a great new way to monitor and measure your financial independence. I’m definitely a convert.
- Want a dog but not the cost or the responsibilities? Broke Millennial has the answer!