The Weekend Wonders of 3/4/17

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Oh happy weekend!

After working six days in a row this week I’m really happy to get some rest.  I even managed to finagle an extra day off this weekend and won’t be heading back to work until Tuesday.  How awesome it that?

What will I be doing with this extra day, you ask?  Well, there is one thing that has been on my mind lately.  Taxes.  I should really start working on them.  The tax deadline is slowly approaching.

Did you know we get a few extra days to file taxes this year?  The tax deadline is April 18th this year.  The 15th is on a Saturday and the 17th is an observed holiday.  Lucky us!

Welcome to the first edition of the Weekend Wonders!

I want to start featuring articles and blog posts that inspire me, and hopefully inspire you as well!  You know, those posts that you read, and then can’t get out of your head.  This way I’ll have them in an easy to find location and I can easily re-read them whenever I want!

How to Save $50k in One Year

In this blog post , Matt from Distilled Dollar explains in detail how he and his fiancée managed to save over $50,000 last year.  Saving large amounts of money isn’t that difficult if you adopt some of his strategies.   This post even inspired a CNBC article.  Way to go Matt!

How to Quit Your Job

Latoya from Life and A Budget wanted to quit her job and the universe listened to her!  In her post titled 4 Signs Its Time to Quit Your Job and Become An Entrepreneur she explains how she listened to her body and the little clues around her that were telling her it was time to move on from the 9-5.  She’s now in a much better place.

Here’s another blog post on quitting your job.  Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something??  Maggie over at Northern Expenditure quit her job, and it was the best thing that could have happened.  I just want to say that I wish my boss was as awesome as her boss is.  It’s reassuring to know that your boss has your back.

Looking for a New Recipe?

The Independent Hoosier wrote an entertaining guest post on the Centsibly Rich blog on a very budget friendly meal that he created.  If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to chop vegetables with a pocketknife or eat off of leftover Christmas-themed paper plates, this blog post is for you!

Looking Ahead to FIRE

The Green Swan shared an interesting email conversation he had with his dad on his early retirement plans.  His dad is a pretty smart guy!  Parents often give out the best advice to their children and his dad just wants to make sure that The Green Swan is fully prepared for early retirement.

The bloggers behind Our Next Life are brats.  And that’s a good thing.  They are reaching FIRE their own way.  They are ignoring the pressure that the personal finance community has placed on them and doing the things that are enjoyable to them.  And if those things happen to cost money?  No big deal.  They’re living life their way.

And that’s it for this week’s edition of The Weekend Wonders!  I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did.  If you have any interesting, inspiring blog posts to share, please put them in the comments!





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