Friday Faves: I’m off to a family picnic

Fish Tank

(This a photo from the Boston Aquarium)

Happy Friday and Happy Labor Day.  What are your plans this long weekend?  I am headed to Toronto to spend tomorrow afternoon at a family picnic and Sunday at the new Ripley’s Aquarium.  As you may have noticed I love nature, especially anything to do with water; so look forward to lots and lots of pictures to come.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Here are some of my favorite posts this week:

Broke Millennial – Leaving a Job? Here’s How to Rollover a 401(k)

Suburban Finance – Are Gym Memberships Worth The Cost?

Frugal Portland – How Much Money Can a 20-Something Save?

Savvy Financial Latina – How to Succeed in Corporate America

Money Beagle – This Big Winner Sees Beyond The jackpot

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds – Hidden Costs that Can Break  Your Wedding Budget

Friday Faves: The apartment hunt continues

Lion King 2

Happy Friday Loves.  In case you were wondering, yes The Lion King was awesome!

This weekend our apartment search continues.  I will be spending all day tomorrow visiting apartments and praying that I can find one that has everything we want at a price we can afford. Wish me luck!

Enjoy these great posts from our personal finance friends:

Young Adult Money – Should You Share Your Salary?

Wise Bread – How to Eat Well on  Just $20 a Week

Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses – Monetizing Your Blog and Spotting Dodgy Advertisers

Sustainable Family Finances – AirBnB Curious?

My Life I Guess – How Much Would You Spend on a Sick Pet?

Newlyweds on a Budget – Why I’m Giving Myself an Allowance

Friday Faves: I’m going to see The Lion King

Good morning Loves and Happy Friday.  Have you seen that video? It’s being shared all around Facebook. This weekend I am so excited because on Tuesday night I am finally going to see The Lion King.  Seeing this musical has been on my bucket list for years and I am over the moon that I’m finally going to see it.

Everyone in my family has seen The Lion King and as a huge Disney fan I have been trying to see it for years.  I wanted to see it on Broadway but I just can’t afford a minimum of $225 per ticket.  The touring group is coming to my city and for only $100 (taxes and fees included) I am finally going to see The Lion King.  How did I get such a great price?  I bought pre season tickets.  The show actually opens next Friday but because I’m going to the show before opening night I got the tickets for at least $50 cheaper.

Have a great weekend.  Enjoy these posts from our friends:

Budget and the Beach – How I Started Freelancing After I Was Laid Off

GoGirl Finance – 16 Cities Where Women Are Out-earning Men

Money Crush – 6 Ways to Improve Your Focus

Girls Just Wanna Have Funds – Are You Making These Financial Mistakes?

Ready for Zero – Real World Money Advice For New Grads

SaveUp – Go green and save money

Friday Faves: I’m getting a massage tonight

Friday Massage

Good morning Loves and Happy Friday.  This weekend I decided to treat myself to a massage.  All the long hours sitting at a computer desk are catching up with me and I’m getting a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders.  What better way to relieve the tension than with a relaxing one hour massage.

Personal confession:  I can’t actually afford to pay $125 per hour for a massage, but I found a great deal on Groupon.  Today after work I will be enjoying a relaxing massage at my favorite spa for only $55 – what a great deal.  That’s my key to living a luxurious lifestyle on a budget – treat myself to nice things, but only when they are on discount.

Have a great weekend.  Enjoy these good reads from our friends:

Frugal Portland – Why We’re Saving 50% of Our Income (And a Mid-Year Update!)

Broke Girl Rich – 202 of the Best Birthday Freebies

Frugal Beautiful – Can you really make money blogging?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter – Embrace the Negative!

Money Propeller – 7 Things to Buy When You Graduate University

Frugal Portland – Applying the 80-20 Rule to Your Stuff

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