Weekly Roundup: Couples, Heartbreak and Quality of Life.

by Kristina on September 28, 2012 · 2 comments

Happy Friday Dinks.  October is very close and that means that my birthday is only 11 days away.  This year I am deciding if I should stick to my normal birthday routine of getting my hair and nails done combined with a little bit of birthday shopping and a slice of cheesecake, or if I should spend my birthday with my girlfriends in New York City.

You all know that I am absolutely in love with NYC but I have already been there twice this year and I just got home from FinCon12 in Denver just a few weeks ago.  I am not sure if my financial conscience will let me take another trip this year.  Next year I am planning on attending BlogHer13 in Chicago along with Blissdom Canada in Toronto and FinCon13 or The Savvy Blogging Summit, depending on the locations; therefore I really need to save money for next year. However, I never like to pass up a chance to go to NYC and because we would be four girls who are travelling the trip will be very cheap.

What do you think? How should I spend my 32nd birthday?

Enjoy these great posts from some of our favourite personal finance bloggers:

– And then She Saved – Dramatically Increase The Quality of Your Life

– Frugal Portland – How Heartbreak is like a Water Pitcher

– Retire Happy Blog – Life is a series of planned and unplanned events

– The Simple Dollar – The Time to Savor

A big thank you to these websites that have featured articles from Dinks Finance:

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– H&R Block – 5 money conversations to have before you get married

– The Quarter Roll Magazine – 5 Things that I would never pay $25 for

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1 Crystal @ Get A Copywriter September 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

I would go but cut back on something else to make up for it. Or get a side job specifically to save for it. So what is your regular vice? Whether it’s coffee or your food budget or an expensive hobby…cut back there to save the moolah. Or maybe freelance or babysit to vacation without guilt. :-) Good luck!

2 Kristina September 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Thanks Crystal. We actually decided not to do a whole weekend vacation, but instead just do a day shopping trip. This will definitely help me save money, but I can still take a mini vacation at the same time. Thanks for reading.

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