Saturday Weigh-In and Links

by Mike Holman

This morning I weighed 183 pounds for a loss of one pound. However I bought a new scale this and on the new scale I weighed 184.5 pounds. I’m going to be using the new scale only from now on which throws things off a bit but who cares? The important thing is that I’m watching my diet and the weight is going in the right direction.

Brip Blap had a great post this week about extraordinary jobs which certainly hit home for me. I’m one of those “boring” people who don’t think there is anything wrong with just working for a living. Even dream jobs get boring after a while – about five years in my case.  There’s a reason they call it work and Brip Blap’s point #3 “Take pride in your paycheck” made me feel better.

He also talks about how it’s ok to work a regular job while following your dreams at the same time – they don’t have to be mutually exclusive and the job doesn’t have to be an excuse not to follow your dream.

This Wall Street Journal article takes a look at the surprising number of borrowers in the US with good credit ratings who took out sub-prime mortgage because of their commissioned mortgage brokers.  Who would have thought that a commissioned salesperson would have led a borrower astray?

The Carnival of Personal Finance was hosted by Money Smart Life.

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1 Steve (Brip Blap)

I’m glad you liked the post. I just felt like saying that after reading article #1,348 on “your work should be your passion” and “if you follow your passion, the money will follow” etc. Even if your work isn’t your dream job, you should try to find something positive in it, even if it’s “this pays the bills until I DO find my dream job.”

Besides, we can all blog our passions in our “spare” time, right? :)

And yes, I was just as shocked that commissioned salespeople weren’t concerned about the long-term effects of their sales. Startling.

2 remodelingthislife

Congrats on being down a pound! Nice little round-up too. :)

3 Eden @ FinanceAndFat

Congrats on your continued weight loss!

4 QuickWeightLossTip

Good job on dropping a pound. I know myslef included I’ ll need to lose some weight especially after the holidays with all the good food approaching :) You have a nice blog here.

Yeah I went over and read the post by Brip Blap it was very good. He made some good points and facts hit it on the money with several of his comments her made. I’m just glad I found what I truly enjoy doing. Hope others find their dream job as well, but if you don’t just remember your fellow co-workers are worth working with as you can have some good times even though you may not like your job.

5 Four Pillars

Steve – I think for those of us who work 9-5 and have a short commute, we can still have a life outside of work, especially on weekends.

The blog definitely fills a void for me – it makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something.

Remodel & Eden & QWLT -thanks.

Mike

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