It’s A Thing 10.5.18

  1. I found a new favorite podcast this week from the ladies behind Of A Kind. Claire and Erica have a lot of things in common with us so if you are enjoying our content, my guess is that you’ll also love theirs!

    Beautiful flower from my walk in Westwood Village this week.
  2. As I mentioned in last week’s It’s A Thing, I have really been enjoying the Khan Academy classes, this week I dove deep into Buying a Home vs. Renting and enjoyed watching Sal break down the benefits of each.
  3. A good friend of ours is looking at DevMountain in Salt Lake City and it inspired me to look into taking a trip. I enjoyed these blog posts from fellow bloggers about visiting: (1), (2), (3).
  4. Fall is finally here and I am so excited to see the pumpkin recipes popping up everywhere like this Baked Pumpkin with Porcini Mushrooms and this Spicy Curried Pumpkin Soup.
  5. I’ve been talking non-stop to anyone that would listen about how great 401ks are and why everyone should be contributing as much as they can to them for ages. Even so, I loved this week’s episode of Money Peach which took a look at the other side of the perspective and told the story of why 401ks could actually end up being a negative thing for us in the future. It’s one of my favorite episodes of all time because it really made me think differently about something I had such a strong opinion about.
  1. 2018-10-05 09.16.22 HDRMy husband made us a Little Free Library and we’ve just started filling it up with books! It was a great DIY project (to watch :), I did none of the work) and he painted it to look exactly like our house!
  2. Anyone else been getting slammed with Instagram ads for Anese’s ‘That Booty Tho’ exfoliating scrub? I feel like that and Rothy’s are all I see! Was glad to see TFD do a review on it, because I can’t say I wasn’t intrigued…
  3. I liked this Acorns article on some back-to-basics of investing. Definitely a handy reference for first-time investors, or even those of us who have been in it for a while but may forget some tried-and-true strategies!
  4. I love The Frugalwoods’ “reader suggestions” posts! It’s so interesting to see how other people, couples, and families are managing their finances and playing the frugal game! This week’s post about saving money while raising teenagers and instilling financial values in them made me reflect on some of the tactics my parents took and how I think they helped (or hurt?) me in my financial literacy journey.


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