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”

Photo by Euro Magic



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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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