We went to 2 weddings on Saturday. They were weddings for 2 cousins on opposite sides of W’s family, so we couldn’t say no to either. Both were a lot of fun. It has definitely made me excited for my own, as I have slowly been losing excitement for it. Now I’m back in wedding planning mode! We have tons of new ideas for things that we want, and we have decided on a live band for the reception.
On Sunday we had a 40 year anniversary party, that was a lot of fun too. Lots of yummy food all weekend.
I had a guest post on GRS the other day all about what it would take to quit your job and pursue your passion. Hope you all got a chance to read it. Thanks again if you are a new reader.
Don’t forget that Google Reader shuts down very soon. Don’t forget to switch your reader over to something else. I’ve come to love Bloglovin, so I recommend trying that out. What are you switching to?
Student Loan Update
My student loans will be gone this week! WOOHOOO! I’ll be making an update post on this soon. This feeling is awesome and I can’t believe that I am this close. This definitely would not have been possible without my blog since I have learned so much since I started.
We spent some money, but only on the two weddings that we went to. We gave cash as our gifts. Other than that, it was a pretty cheap weekend.
We were about to buy a brand new TV for our living room because our other TV that we’ve only had for a couple of years broke. There was a long Twitter rant by me, plus I talked to tech support and everyone else at Samsung to try to figure out what was wrong with it. W and I have tried everything the past couple of weeks. Then yesterday, we were sitting in our living room and it just magically turned on ALL BY ITSELF and started to work. Weird, but I’m glad that we don’t have to buy a new TV especially since we just bought this one. WOOHOO! We were literally about to throw it away when it turned on…
Extra Income (does not include income from our main jobs)
It was another awesome week with my extra income. I have been working much harder with following up with late and missed payments. Affiliate income has also been pretty good this month, especially since I haven’t put an affiliate link in a new post in probably over a month. Passive income for the win!
Posts from my blog:
- Life updates and $3,287 in extra income. My usual weekly life update post.
- I’m no longer anonymous. My face is officially on Twitter! And once I get more engagement photos back, I will make an awesome post with them.
- More Minimalist Confessions – Wedding Edition. My staff writer Jordann hasn’t been keeping up with decluttering. Reader further!
- How I stay motivated when being frugal. This was an awesome post by Natalie. Thanks again!
- How to split bills without resentment. This was a reader question emailed to me last week.
- Taking the Plunge – 1 Year Quitiversary Frugal Rules
- How I became a freelancer Give Me Back My Five Bucks
- 3 little reasons that motivate me to work toward my goals Single Moms Income
- Unemployed/Between Jobs – When to take what you can get Monster Piggy Bank
- Why I hate Working From Home One Smart Dollar
I ran a couple of times last week, but not as much as I would have liked. Still a good week though. And I’m still eating healthy. I definitely need to work on my goal of running over 100 miles in a month though.
Have you been doing well with your extra income, spending and being healthy?
Thomas | Your Daily Finance says
Wow two weddings in one weekend thats a rough one. I cant really do one in a weekend but at least you had fun. W’s grandmother’s property does look nice it reminds me of my grandmothers place in SC. You are doing very well on the income, with the past two weeks you will probably be over 8k + this month.
I think you meant “POST” in “affiliate link in a new port in probably over a month”. You can delete the last sentence from this comment.
Thanks so much for noticing the typo. Fixed!
And it was a lot of fun 🙂
Marissa @ Thirtysixmonths says
I’ve done 2 weddings in one weekend and hated myself afterwards. It stops being fun after a while.
Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank says
Congratulations on the impending student loan death! Also, thanks for the shout out and great work on the extra income.
DC @ Young Adult Money says
Wow lots of weddings and celebrations for you this past weekend. I went to the gym for the first time in over 3 weeks (since my surgery) and it felt good. It was sad how out of shape I am after taking just a few weeks off, though, and it will be a long road back. I also have started to work on blogging during lunch vs. working out, so it will take more discipline to go when I get home. Hopefully I stick with it, though.
2 weddings in one weekend? Ugh!
Glad your TV turned back on! That is super weird.
Yeah, it was super weird! It hasn’t worked in weeks!
The Stoic Investor says
The property does look beautiful!
Congrats on your soon to be paid off student loans! I remember when I paid mine off; what an amazing feeling…
Have a great week!
Sounds like you have a poltergeist! That’s great about the student loans. I don’t think you’ll ever regret paying them off early. That would be pretty cool to go to a wedding then a 40 year anniversary party, both sides of the spectrum, for sure.
It was fun! And yummy food all weekend is definitely a plus.
Wow, what a beautiful property! If it’s better than the pictures, it sounds like you have the perfect wedding spot.
Ree Klein says
love the new Twitter pic…how about a close up?!?!?!?
Haha there is a close-up in my Twitter pictures 🙂
Let the countdown to the student loan’s demise begin! WOO HOO!! Fantastic job!
Joe @ Stacking Benjamins says
I’m playing around with Flipboard. I love the interface, but it’s a struggle to add new content. Maybe as I use it more I’ll have an easier time with it.
I’ll have to look into that.
Jai Catalano says
Weddings are intense. 2 means intense times 2. And cash as a gift is my favorite. That is what I give.
Yeah it was expensive, but luckily we don’t have too, too many more weddings for this year.
Matt Becker says
Wow, weird stuff with the TV huh? Glad it seems to be working again though. I always feel like things like that can be a little bit of fools gold, but hopefully it’s really just fine for you guys. Nice work on the student loans!
It was weird! Hopefully it turns back on tonight.
Kyle @ Debt Free Diaries says
Sounds like you were busy this weekend! And that TV is creepy. I had an old computer that would turn on by itself all the time in the middle of the night, so scary!!!
Done by Forty says
We’ve been having odd television technical issues as well (picture mysteriously going black for 5 seconds, then coming back). As always, we’ve just adapted. 🙂
Big congratulations for knocking out the student loan debt!
Haha well it hasn’t turned on for weeks now, so it was weird!
Pretired Nick says
You’re still doing very well on the side income. I love watching that nice, big number!
Girl Meets Debt says
2 weddings in one day sound crazy, but fun too 🙂 that’s so exciting that your student loans will be paid off this week! Can’t wait to see more engagement photos!
Lance @ Money Life and More says
Congrats on killing the student loan michelle! You’re rockin the money side of things.
Lena at On My Side of the World says
I’m so excited for your wedding, and it’s a gorgeous place for a ceremony!
I just switched to Bloglovin’ and I’m getting used to it…We’ll see how it goes 🙂 This month should be good for my extra income, so I’m pretty happy!
Glad you’re excited! I can’t wait!
Completing the student loan is terrific! Looks like you’re hitting on all cylinders. Definitely inspirational.
Thanks! and yes this month has been phenomenal so far 🙂
Nick @ ayoungpro.com says
So awesome that you are killing your student loans this week, congrats!
Thank you Jennifer 🙂
I love the venue! So pretty!!! And again awesome on the extra income!
Thanks Helene 🙂
Wows a! You killed it with the extra income!
That site is going to be awesome for your wedding. So pretty!
Paying off student loans, guest posting on Get Rich Slowly and making over $3k in ‘extra’ income?? That’s an amazing life for some people, not less a week! Good for you…
I’m new to your site, but have really enjoyed what I’ve read so far. I am particularly looking forward to delving into how you’re making such an incredible amount of side money. Thanks for being so transparent to your readers, it’s really impressive.
Haha yes it has been an awesome week.
Thanks Brad, I hope you become a long-time reader 🙂
Amanda, RD- The Nutritionist Reviews says
I am a new reader as well and am very much enjoying your blog. I would love to know a bit how you make the extra money each week. I did see your “Extra Money” category which is awesome (thank you!) but would love to see how you do it each week.
Did you mean that you want me to start breaking out the actual amounts each week? Just want to make sure 🙂
Savvy Financial Latina says
How you find time to write and do all those social activities is beyond me. I’m a little behind on posting schedule, I have been a bit preoccupied 🙂 Awesome job on side income! You go girl!
I need to start scheduling posts in advance. I’m bad with that and haven’t done that in forever!
Brian @ Luke1428 says
That is going to feel SO good when the student loan is gone. What a release of burden that will be. I know how you feel on the running goal. I’m about to pass 100 miles of running for June this week and it’s been tough. Hang in there!
Good job on running so much 🙂
Budget and the Beach says
Two weddings! Whew! I went to one wedding on Sat and that was enough! lol Glad to hear you are back running again. I managed to workout just about every day I was in Detroit, but even still it’s not quite the same as what I do in LA, so I’m happy to get back to my routine as soon as I get back!
Haha they were both fun.
That property looks gorgeous! Such a nice setting for a peaceful wedding. So glad you’re finally killing the student loans! Thanks for offering your story along the way, it’s been motivating. Can’t wait for more engagement photos!
Congratulation on paying off your loan and on your wedding. I honestly don’t know which is better, the wedding or the debt. You must be totally beat, hope you get well rested for your honeymoon.
Thanks! The wedding isn’t until next June though 🙂