We had a very busy week! I started a time inventory last Sunday so I’ve been unusually productive because of keeping those records, particularly at work. It seems I spend a lot of time. I had a good meeting with my advisor this week – he’s been out of town most of the summer so we haven’t communicated much – as well as a great meeting with some of our collaborators and I’m feeling very encouraged.
On Monday night I met with my first clients through my church’s financial ministry. I didn’t run the meeting as well as I would have liked – it felt rather disorganized – but I said a few things that they seemed to latch onto so I hope those insights will help them. On Thursday evening Kyle and I cooked and served dinner at a local homeless shelter/food pantry. It was pretty wild to see this enormous vat of chili come together – the person manning it stirred it with what basically looked like an oar! Between those activities, small group, and Kyle’s IM basketball and volleyball games, we were busy every night this week and sometimes double-booked, so we have been taking the weekend easy!
Posts I Liked
Nathan from Real Sustainable Habits argued at Sustainable Life Blog why working out at home instead of having a gym membership saves both time and money. It’s a very detailed post so definitely check it out if you’re interested in workout options.
Lance from Money Life and More summarized at Young Cheap Living all the things that college graduates shouldn’t change about their lifestyles once they’re pulling in paychecks.
Rich from Christian Personal Finance shared the reasons why he talks about money as a pastor and several shocking statistics about how little American Christians give. The median annual giving for an American Christian is $200 and only 4% tithe! This puts the discussion we had earlier in the week in a larger context.
If I Were My Financial Advisor, What Would I Tell Me? was featured in the Carnival Of Financial Planning #248.
This week’s top comment one because it gave me a huge chuckle as well as an idea for a new post! Kathleen from Frugal Portland asked if we are “going to be in the family way soon?” See July 2012 Month in Review: Money to see how the misunderstanding arose.
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