weekly wrap-up: vol. 4

-THE WRAP UP-

This week was blissfully low-key. With the exception of the Nats game on Wednesday, I spent my week reading this month’s book club book and this week’s New York Times (it always takes me forever to just get through the Magazine, culture, and business sections), and watching TV when I wasn’t at work. I did a little work on my finances, but otherwise I was totally lazy and it was glorious. I also spent a stupid amount of time trying to get used to my new iPad keyboard. It’s insanely small, and I had so many typos in this post to fix when I sat down to format it on my computer. But it will be super helpful when traveling, both for work and for fun. If/when I go back to school, however, I will most likely be going back to a full size iPad and keyboard for note taking.

-LINKS I LOVED-

I did some work on my finances last week, consolidating and simplifying, so this week’s Links I Loved is all about those dolla dolla billz, y’all!! Can I just say that transitioning to a new checking account, even while staying with the banking institution, is enough to destroy your soul?

A post on active vs. passive income. I need to add some passive income to my universe.

You’ll get more shit done if you focus on just one thing at a time, instead of focusing on trying to do everything at the same time.

A bunch of different people share their greatest financial lessons. Mine was definitely my broken ankle and why you should have an emergency fund.

A breakdown of the Net Worth of Americans by age. I am between 50% and 75% for my age group.

Mr. Money Moustache has a great primer how to make money in the stock market. It’s broken down to simple terms, and east to understand for a beginner investor, or even just someone who’s beginning to think about being a beginner investor.

More investing basics from Fidelity Investments.

This list of 7 important money tips for recent college graduates could really apply to anyone.

-WEEKLY WANT-

Frye Company – Mindy Low Sneaker (shown: Burnt Red)

I can’t even justify a need for these. They are just sexy and I love them. It would be useful to have a “fashion sneaker” rather than a pair of running shoes and a ratty pair of red hi-top Converse. I’m not sure if I would do the red shade (shown), or a brown leather shade. I won’t be dropping $138 on a pair of sneakers in the near future though, so I have some time to think about it.

-SONG OF THE WEEK-

I’m gearing up for the Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds show at the Lincoln Theater in June, and have been playing his album non-stop for the past week. There are many songs of his that could have contended for this weekly honor, but Riverman was one of the few that has an official video. #TeamNoel

How was your week?

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