Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Jan 16th

Its been a busy week! Managed to survive the first full week back to work, launch a contest last Monday, and got mentioned on Consumerist.com (which sent my web traffic soaring!) I’ve been blogging for a few weeks, and have had a great start thus far… almost broke most of my goals which I gave myself a YEAR to reach… I need to get more aggressive in them :)

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I’ve been sticking to my budget for the most part — I think at the end of the  month, I’m going to shift some money around between it. It wont increase my expenses, but rather, better allocate (Eg: make eating out, and grocery shopping interchangeable… so if I buy more groceries, I’ll eat out less, and vice versa)

Around the personal finance networks, some of the interesting posts that caught my eye included…

Later this week I’ll be sharing a post on my 5 year goals…. kinda the broader goals I’m aiming towards, but nothing too definitive just yet.

TSM

TSM is a twenty-something year old guy living in Canada. Follow along as he tries to build wealth through budgeting, investing, paying off student loans, and shopping for a home – all while trying to find his purpose in life.

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Weekly Roundup – Jan 8th

This week has flown by — while Monday was a holiday, Tuesday was the first day back at the office, and Wednesday was the first of day of my two night courses. Getting back into the 7.30am wakeup call was tough, but I made up for it by waking up at 11am today.

One of my more challenging budget goals, was to eat out less to save money. Before, I’d eat out anywhere from 7-9+ times/week. In the past week, only twice! One, because I was late for work and needed something to eat, and the other, was a planned get-together with friends. Overall, I’d say this week was a success. Out of my $250 restaurant budget, I’ve only used up $25. 4 weeks to go, looking good! If I’m far below the $250 at the end of the month, I’m going to reduce that budget all together to save more.

I’m also excited to say, that on January 1st, I had my best web traffic day yet! While still early on, its great to see such a response so quickly, not to mention the wide range of comments too!

Some blog articles that caught my attention this week, include…

Now I’m on to start the weekend, in the beautiful (but cold) day outside… That, and maybe tackle pages of reading for class, and start doing some of the leg work on a passive income business I’ve been kicking around for some time now.

TSM

TSM is a twenty-something year old guy living in Canada. Follow along as he tries to build wealth through budgeting, investing, paying off student loans, and shopping for a home – all while trying to find his purpose in life.

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