Friday Roundup: Jobs, Debt, and Tax Refunds

by Kristina on March 16, 2012 · 4 comments

Good Morning DINKS and Happy Friday.  I am not sure if I mentioned this or not, but as of Wednesday February 29th I gave up eating chocolate for the 40 days of sacrifice during the period known as Lent.

It has been well over two weeks since I ate anything chocolate including chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate bars, and anything else chocolate flavoured.  The first 7 days were really difficult and I am definitely looking forward to the day when I can eat chocolate again, but my chocolate cravings are getting smaller as the days go by.

I usually don’t give up something during the 40 days of Lent, I usually try to improve on something in my life such as using less foul language, cooking at home more, or trying to do a daily good deed; but this year I decided to give up chocolate.  I usually eat something chocolate or chocolate flavoured on a daily basis so 40 days without one of my favourite foods is definitely going to be a personal success. I am going to look back on this experience during future times of defeat and tell myself that if I can live without eating chocolate for 40 days then I can do anything.

Here are our favourite posts from around the web this week.
Enjoy DINKS and Have a Great Weekend!

– Modest Money shares his life changing decision in the post “The Decision To Get A New Job”

– Adaptu helps us become debt free in the post “What to Do When Your Significant Other Is Deeply in Debt”

– Budgets Are Sexy confirms that money can’t buy happiness in the post “The Story of Heiress Huguette Clark”

– Passive Income Now helps us save money in the post “Fees You Shouldn’t Be Paying”

– Give Me Back My Five Bucks gives us some good financial advice in the post “How to spend your tax refund responsibly”

– Careful Cents featured a guest post by Dinks Finance last week titled “Financial Decisions to Make as a Couple”

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1 GB @ In Budgets We Trust March 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

Good luck with the chocolate! I tried to give up late night internet-ing… but that didn’t work out so well, haha. My friend tried to go on a health kick and give up all forms of potatoes, and I’m pretty sure she has given into temptation already. Keep up the good work and have a good Friday!

2 Jenna, Adaptu Community Manager March 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Thanks for mentioning Adaptu!

3 Kristina March 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

GB – It has definitely been tough. Giving up all forms of potatoes would also be hard, I love hashbrowns. Maybe I will try that next year.

4 Jonathan March 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

Great job, giving up chocolate for 40 days is a very very difficult thing and you have my full respect! I bet it will also make an impact on your finances! It will be interesting to see how much you save from it!

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